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Lake Mead National Recreational Area

Lake Mead National Recreational Area
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Cshastry2
Bengaluru, India1,198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Hoover dam is an hour's drive from Las Vegas. A stop over to look at lake 'Mead' takes away all your strain. It's a very calm and serene place for meditation. Also don't forget to carry your own lunch / snacks. Specially if you are driving its good to relax here before hitting the next point. If you have time; you could sight-see the 'Radio & TV' transmitter... Do not forget to capture the intersection of 'Grand Canyon' & Lake mead!!!
Written 10 July 2017
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mesatraveler
Mesa, AZ1,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
The monumental engineering of the Hoover Dam created one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and probably the most-used and appreciated. The drop in water levels is disturbing, but the beauty of the place is unmatched. Stop by the visitor center to see the scale of this attraction.
Written 23 March 2017
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travellingman1352
Montego Bay, Jamaica196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Travelling by road from Flagstaff Arizona, to Las Vegas we detoured to see this great engineering marvel. The site is massive, awe inspiring. The very concept is breathtaking. How many nations have had the energy and enterprise to turn a vast wasteland into a thriving region? The dam provides electricity and water downstream for several states and Mexico. Tours are available on site as are food, refreshment and souvenirs. Tourists were everywhere enjoying the site when we were there. I read about the Hoover Dam as a child and am glad that I have been able to visit it.
Written 16 October 2016
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5Weasels
Greater London, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Lake Mead itself is quite a sight, and well worth a stop off on the way to the Hoover Dam - you may as well see how everything is connected.

We were there in August and the heat was intense - the staff at the visitor centre were advising people not to attempt any hikes or treks. We took in the views and didn't do any more. That was enough, however, as the desert scenery is pretty stunning.

Thoroughly recommend the little visitor centre - some excellent displays on the local wildlife and environment and nicely interactive for the kids. The staff were helpful and understandably proud of their service. Travelling with children, you unwillingly become a bit of a gift shop expert and this place had some intriguing stuff!
Written 31 August 2016
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Jacquelyn Y
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
the lake is still a stunning view to look at. but to the locals it is a very sad site. the water level is so low it is no longer the boating happy experience now you have to make sure where you are going as it drops lower all the time and one trip to the next is nail biting.
Written 10 July 2016
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Dardar71
Kingswinford, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
We had a trip onto the lake on the desert princess, it took about 90 mins in total and we got to see the Hoover dam from the water. It's well worth a trip into the lake as it gives good photography views of the dam. The cost was included with the Hoover dam tour from gray line tours (see separate review). Total tour cost $115 each.
Written 27 February 2016
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Robyn B
Orange, MA175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
Nature and Man in all it's glory. What a view! I fell in love with the beauty of this place, especially as the light changes throughout the day the beauty deepens!
Written 16 February 2016
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RonJmn
Rochester, MN395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
We drove through the area on our way back to Las Vegas.
A really pleasant relaxing drive through some rugged back country. It is not terrifically colorful like the Valley of Fire but still enjoyable.
You can make some stops to get to Lake Mead but we chose not to.
Written 5 February 2016
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JamesMacc2008
Isle of Skye, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
stopped here on a trip from Vegas to hoover dam. We swum in the lake and chilled out for a few hours . the water temp was high and the lake itself is stunning with good facilities like toilets and also water sports
Written 26 October 2015
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AL080808
Jakarta, Indonesia174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
It was part of the Hover Dam and Grand Canyon visit. Awesome place to take picture however it was a bit crowded during year end holiday.
Written 31 December 2014
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