The Hoover Dam | Historic, Iconic & Incredible Landmark

by VJ Team

Having an arch-gravity design, the historic Hoover Dam is an iconic landmark that serves an important role in Nevada’s electrical network. Using water from Lake Mead and the Colorado River, this structure is located a short drive away from Las Vegas. The famous dam is named in honor of the America’s 31st president.

The Hoover Dam - Iconic Landmark

Photo Credit: Bureau of Reclamation
photographer Jamel Carry

Background and History

Constructed in the 1930’s, the Hoover Dam has been one of the most vital infrastructure components in the American Southwest. This dam provided a strong economic stimulus to the sparsely populated Las Vegas area during the Great Depression. In fact, Boulder City was originally established to facilitate the construction and management of the dam. Today, the dam is one of the top man-made attractions in Nevada.

Visiting the Site

The visitor center at the Hoover Dam hosts several permanent exhibits that cover the history of the structure and the surrounding area. This facility includes a detailed topographical model of the local geography, including Lake Mead and the adjacent mountains. An observation deck is also located inside the visitor center.

The powerplant tour is the main attraction at the site. Led by experienced guides, this tour offers an exclusive glimpse into the mechanical aspects of the electrical infrastructure. Visitors will see the turbines, pipes, generators and other massive workings that generate electricity for the state of Nevada. The 70-second elevator ride takes guests more than 500 feet underground. A theater and other exhibits present the fascinating story of the powerplant.

Located outdoors at ground level, the Winged Figures of the Republic are some other notable landmarks at the site. You can also check out the Old Exhibit Building, which served as an important military base during World War II. The Arizona and Nevada spillways are visible from the walkways at the site. Additionally, the Nevada intake towers are some prominent structures of the dam infrastructure.

Location and Transportation

Connected to Interstate 11 and Route 172, Hoover Dam Access Road leads to the official parking facilities at the Hoover Dam. RVs, buses and other large vehicles could be parked at the Boulder Dam lot that overlooks the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. A covered parking garage with multiple levels is located close to the visitor center. Boulder City is located just a short drive away from the dam. Additionally, Las Vegas is less than an hour’s drive from the attraction. Many resorts on the Las Vegas Strip offer organized tours to the site.

Click to visit the Hoover Dam official website.

Marvel’s Avengers STATION – Play games and save the world!

by VJ Team

Do you like superheroes? Or are you a Marvel fan? Seeking a fun date night, or are you visiting Vegas with kids?? Look no further than Marvel’s Avengers STATION!

Play games and save the world…that’s just an average day at this interactive exhibit and attraction. As a guest, your goal is to interactively assemble case files on each of the characters and move on to become qualified members of the AVENGERS STATION.

Marvel Avengers STATION

Marvel Avengers STATION

Located on the Las Vegas Strip at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Marvel’s Avengers STATION features state-of-the-art technology and digital special effects that brings the film franchise to life with an extensive range of authentic Avengers props and operational equipment.

As your host takes you through the STATION, you will interact with exclusive intelligence files, classified studies experiments, and view original props from the movies, like all of the Iron Man suits! From Captain America’s uniform and shield, Bruce Banner’s laboratory, Vision’s birth cradle, Hawkeye and Black Widow uniforms and weapons, Iron Man’s MK 45 suit and The Hulkbuster suit, you will really see it all. At the conclusion of the experience, you and your guests will become new STATION agents and can acquire your personalized ID badges to use when drafted to save the world.

Perfect for all ages, Marvel’s Avengers STATION is open Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Priced at $34 for guests 12 and older, $24 for ages 4-11, and free for children under 3, each exhibit ticket includes a collectible commemorative badge and can be purchased at http://www.stationattraction.com/ or at the retail store. Service fees are additional. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. For more information, call (702) 894-7626 or visit online and follow on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Kick Off March Madness with The Budweiser Clydesdales at Topgolf Las Vegas on March 21

by VJ Team

WHO: Topgolf Las Vegas and American beer company Anheuser-Busch are starting March Madness in a big way with The Budweiser Clydesdales making a stop at the venue on the first day of the tournament.

WHAT: Fans of all ages are welcome to meet and take photos with all eight of the Budweiser Clydesdales. These majestic animals are an integral part of the Anheuser-Busch company and have appeared in more than 25 Super Bowl commercials.

In addition, the venue is offering $30 beer bucket specials on Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra during the NCAA basketball tournaments throughout the month.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
2-4 p.m.

WHERE:
Topgolf Las Vegas
4627 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, Nev. 89109

About Topgolf Las Vegas

Topgolf Las Vegas operates daily from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bay pricing starts at $32 per hour for up to six players and varies depending on bay location and time of day. Nevada locals receive a 25 percent discount on bay time. General admittance into Topgolf is free of charge. For cabana and VIP reservations, please contact lasvegasevents@topgolf.com. For more information, visit www.topgolf.com/lasvegas or call (702) 933-8458. Follow Topgolf Las Vegas on social media at facebook.com/topgolflasvegas or @topgolf.

About Topgolf

Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating great times for all. With a worldwide fan base of nearly 100 million, Topgolf prides itself on its special blend of technology, entertainment, food and beverage and the inherent good that can be accomplished when a community of all walks of life come together. The first brand expression of this togetherness is a Topgolf venue. These multi-level complexes feature high-tech golf balls and gaming, climate-controlled hitting bays, renowned menu, hand-crafted cocktails, events, music and more. The 48 U.S. venues, along with four international venues, entertain more than 17 million Guests annually. Beyond the venues, Topgolf fits seamlessly into the lives of our engaged community with emerging brands such as Topgolf Swing Suite, a luxury simulator experience; Toptracer, real-time tracking as seen on television; Toptracer Range, bringing the tracing technology to driving ranges around the world; and WGT, the world’s largest digital golf audience. As a growing lifestyle brand, Topgolf is discovering new ways to engage and delight out Guests through original content series, pop up social experiences like Topgolf Crush, and even through building music venues like The Cowan in Nashville. To learn more and join the fun, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.

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