Lake Mead

The Hoover Dam resulted in the formation of Lake Mead, which can be a great respite from the heat of Las Vegas. Lakeshore Road, which runs along the western side of the lake, has great red rock scenery and is worth the drive. Be sure to also visit the Hoover Dam at the same time. […]

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Hoover Dam

A 40 minute drive from Las Vegas is this icon of American depression-era engineering. Once the largest dam in the world, the Hoover dam is an engineering marvel and definitely worth the visit. […]

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Valley of Fire State Park

World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. […]

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