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Hoover Dam Tour with Live Commentary from an Expert Guide

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Highlights

  • Hoover Dam tour with live commentary from an expert guide

  • Viewpoints from the Arizona Lookout & the Arizona Spillway

  • Sweeping vistas of Lake Mead, Black Canyon & Colorado River

  • Informative Power Plant Tour providing insight into history

  • Scenic drive through the cactus-filled Mojave Desert

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Hoover Dam

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel

  • What's included

    Commentary in English

  • What's excluded

    Lunch

Know Before You Book

  • This activity has limited wheelchair accessibility.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most Las Vegas strip and downtown hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

The Hoover Dam is a short drive from the fast-paced Vegas Strip, and this tour allows you to venture into the beautiful Mojave Desert and uncover the rich history and planning behind the Hoover Dam. Built in 1935, the massive concrete dam 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 cactus-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 largest concrete structures on the planet.

Head inside the Hoover Dam and take the Power Plant Tour to 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 atop a lookout that also happens to be the perfect viewpoint, enjoy panoramic vistas of Lake Mead and its vivid desert backdrop.

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  • Hoover Dam
  • Boulder City

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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Las Vegas NV
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