A visit to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area
or Hoover Dam
isn't complete without a side trip to the adobe, Pueblo Revival-style Lost City Museum
. As important Anasazi Indian sites
were threatened by Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built dam, the National Park Service quickly constructed the museum to protect and exhibit the artifacts. When the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water.
Museum program include ongoing archaeological research
on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours and outreach programs, changing exhibits, and archival library and collections research capabilities. Special public programs are held throughout the year.