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Visit the Hoover Dam and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mead during this full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Travel to the Hoover Dam with your expert guide to learn about its history and inner workings. Visit the Nevada wing of the power plant and peruse the displays at the Visitors Center. Take a 90-minute cruise on Lake Mead, during which you'll enjoy lunch onboard. Stop at the legendary Ethel M Chocolate Factory on your trip back to Vegas. 

Highlights

  • Hoover Dam tour with Lake Mead cruise
  • On the Hoover Dam Discovery Tour, take elevators 500 feet down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • 90-minute Lake Mead cruise
  • Stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • Deli-style lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and return included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Discover the engineering marvel that is Hoover Dam before taking a 90-minute steamboat cruise on Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US. The stop at Ethel M's Chocolate Factory on the way back to Vegas is a sweet bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise

Hoover Dam

Following morning pickup at your Las Vegas hotel, board a luxury motor coach and head for the Hoover Dam.

Upon arrival, embark on the Discovery Tour, which includes an exploration of several areas and lasts about 2 hours. In the Exhibit Gallery, view displays on the region’s natural history and the operational history of the dam. Wander through murals, maps and displays on the Theatre Level that document the history of the Hoover Dam. Watch 'How the West was Won', a short video that details the Bureau of Reclamation’s part in growing food and taming the rivers and the desert. Ride an elevator 500 feet (152 meters) down into the Black Canyon’s walls and walk through the 250-foot (76-meter) tunnel drilled out of rock. Visit the 8 generators in the Nevada wing of the power plant. 

Leave the dam and continue to Lake Mead Marina. Board the Desert Princess, a paddle-wheel steamboat and your chariot for the 90-minute tour of Lake Mead. Enjoy views of the dam from this aquatic vantage point as you dig in to a deli-style lunch. 

At the conclusion of your lake outing, climb back aboard the motor coach and head back to your Vegas hotel. Stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and (if time allows) the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign for a photo op.  

Customer Reviews

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Jeanette K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful day on Lake Mead. Hoover Dam spectacular. Weather, a little windy but sun appeared before we returned to the dock. All was good.

Angela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent Tour, would highly recommend. Tour guide was excellent and the dam was amazing!

dmess109 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We enjoyed every last minute of this tour! From pick up at our hotel to drop off...Tommy our bus driver was the best! We would recommend this tour to everyone. It is a tour for all ages. Wonderful history and we left the driving to the bus company. We were very pleased and would do another tour like this with Viator. Thank you

ET Tether

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Had an amazing time!! Loved Loved our tour bus driver!!! He was amazing and so much fun!

Kylie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Spectacular and completely mind blowing. Definitely a must do for anyone visiting Las Vegas. All guides on the day were brilliant and a pleasure to deal with. A

Patrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a wonderful time and our bus driver was so informative. We decided at the last minute to do the helicopter ride. I had never been up in one and it was wonderful. So calm and beautiful So glad we made the effort.

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