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
Guided tour of the Hoover Dam
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel
Commentary in English
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.