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Hoover Dam Tour

by SWEETours Duration 5h 30m+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $50
Amazing! 4.6/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 101 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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11:30 AM, Hoover Dam Bus Tour in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $50, taxes included

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7:30 AM, Hoover Dam Bus Tour in English

Duration 5h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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8:30 AM, Hoover Dam Bus Tour in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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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 101 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5

4/5 Jul 07, 2018

Tour was great, bus driver was as well. Our problem was we were picked up from Mandalay Bay first at 8:30am,then went up the strip to the other hotels to pick up other travelers. We sat in the bus at one spot for an hour and twenty mins as the travelers were late showing so it was 2 hours plus before we got going. Drive home we ended up being the last ones off the bus which was 2 more hours. A 5 hour trip was 9 hours which effected our other plans

4/5 Jul 07, 2018

Was a good tour. Our bus driver Angela had a bit of an attitude. Didn’t bother us but I think some passengers were annoyed.