It was an educational and awe inspiring trip to visit Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. A visit to the generators that are used to send electricity to several states was quite an experience. Of course they confiscated (the security personnel said I voluntarily surrendered) my teenie tiny Swiss pen knife! But the trip was worth it as we traveled down, down to the lower levels where the huge water lines bring the Colorado River through the generators. Learn the history of the Dams construction and experience the views from the bridge.