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Hoover Dam Tour

by SWEETours Duration 5h 30m+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price was $71 Discount price is $50
Amazing! 4.8/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 36 Expedia Verified Reviews

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, on 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.

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, on 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.

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Hoover Dam Tour

Activity Location

Hoover Dam

Boulder City

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Las Vegas


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 rich with history

  • Scenic drive through the Mojave Desert landscape


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Hoover Dam

  • Admission fees

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • 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.


Hoover Dam Tour ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

John W

United States

Nov 22, 2017

I searched for hoover dam tours for way too long,

this tour is everything you need. The stops are a little short, but to fit into a schedule they kind of have to be. We definitely found ourselves running back to the bus at every stop. Definitely worth doing, it's a pretty amazing place.

Kathleen L

United States

Nov 13, 2017

Marathon runners on main Vegas strip during the

afternoon of tour making our return to our hotel difficult since the main strip was closed off to traffic. Our tour company knew of the event but as tourists we did not. We were stuck on the bus an additional 3 hours with out a restroom while the driver unsuccessfully attempted road after road to return us. The driver never offered a restroom stop and was uninformed on which roads were accessible to our hotel. After a couple of hours the driver asked a patrolman which road he could take and we were finally able to make it back to hotel Our halfday tour turned into an all day tour and ruined our evening vacation plans. The company refused to offer us even a partial credit for our inconvenience.

Jeffrey S

United States

Oct 10, 2017

The bus driver was great, informative and affable

Forgive me but I can not remember his name. Older with a white beard.