Las Vegas (and vicinity), Nevada, United States of America Las Vegas
Thu, Jan 29 - Thu, Feb 12

Highlights

  • Captivating history of an engineering feat, the Hoover Dam

  • Viewpoints from the Arizona Lookout & the Arizona Spillway

  • Sweeping vistas of Lake Mead & Black Canyon

  • Informative Powerplant Tour with rich history

  • Scenic drive through the Mojave desert landscape

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Bus Tour

Duration 5h 30m Free cancellation

$50 per Traveler

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Description

Escape the fast-paced Vegas Strip and venture into the Mojave Desert to uncover the rich history and planning behind the Hoover Dam. Built in 1935, this was once the world's largest power-producing facility and now remains a world-renowned feat of engineering.

Hop aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus for a scenic drive through the cacti-lined desert, checking out the flora and fauna of this arid landscape as you make your way toward Hoover Dam. Towering 725 feet (220 m) above the Colorado River, the dam is one of the biggest concrete structures on the planet.

Once inside the Powerplant Tour, marvel at the 17 turbine generators at work and learn how they transform flowing water into enough electricity to power a major portion of the American Southwest. Walk through the facility and listen to your guide describe historic details of the structure's controversies, tragedies, and first-of-its-kind technology.

Next, step out for a view of the Arizona Spillway, which tunnels water from Lake Mead deep into the canyon walls through a chute wide enough to fit a WWII battleship. From the Arizona Lookout's dramatic viewpoint, enjoy panoramic vistas of Lake Mead and its vivid desert backdrop.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Hoover Dam

  • Admission fees

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • This activity has limited wheelchair accessibility.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Hoover Dam, Boulder City, United States