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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

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Visit the Hoover Dam on this all-inclusive tour from Las Vegas with a small group. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about the history and mechanics of the dam through engaging and informative commentary. Walk through the displays and exhibits at the Visitor Center, then take the Powerplant tour. The highlight is a 45-minute 'Walk on the Top'; this tour is one of the only excursions from Las Vegas to offer this feature. Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas hotels and a restaurant lunch are included. 

Highlights

  • 6.5-hour day trip to the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas
  • Walk on the spectacular Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge for an incredible view and one-of-a-kind photo adventure
  • Take a Powerplant tour down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • Enjoy a 1-hour guided Walk on the Top tour to see the spillway
  • Benefit from knowledgeable guides that provide a sightseeing tour with a difference
  • Lunch and round-trip transport by minivan included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour is run by a local family that's super knowledgeable about Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. It's a comprehensive, small-group experience that includes a guided walking tour over the top of the dam for some incredible photo ops!

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What You Can Expect

Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

Guided walk over Hoover Dam

Following pickup at select Las Vegas hotels, climb in to the climate-controlled van for the 45-minute drive to the Hoover Dam. Get to know your guide and small group along the way, learning about Hoover Dam history through your guide's commentary.

Upon arrival, start your visit with the Powerplant Tour. Descend 524 feet (160 meters) into the walls of the Black Canyon to see the Nevada Powerwing. Stroll through the generators and see the enormous pipe inside one of the diversion tunnels. After poking around in the depths of the earth, take the elevator back up to the Visitor Center. Get a full picture of the Hoover Damn's history through the exhibits and displays that show the building of the dam and its daily operations.

The highlight of this tour is the Walk on the Top portion: trek over the top of the dam itself for 45 minutes. This excursion is one of the only from Las Vegas to offer this option. Pause for photographs of Lake Mead before hopping back into your minivan to head back to Las Vegas.

During the trip home, stop for lunch and a chocolate factory to fuel up after your day of learning, seeing and doing. 

Your 6.5-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in Las Vegas. 

Itinerary

Sample Menu Options (choose one):
  • Half fresh-baked turkey breast sandwich and homemade soup of the day
  • Grilled chicken breast sandwich served with homemade cucumber salad
  • BBQ pulled pork sandwich served with fries
  • Boulder burger and fries (1/3 lb burger served with lettuce, tomato and condiments on the side)
  • Avocado, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese sandwich on wheat bread, served with homemade cucumber salad
  • Garden salad with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, olives, broccoli and sliced egg

Customer Reviews

Alison P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our morning pick-up was on time. The tour guide, Jason, was excellent. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The Hoover Dam was amazing and very interesting. The lunch included in the tour was good. Well Worth the visit.

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour guide was funny and informative. For American history buffs and amature photography enthusiasts the tour is well worth the price. Awesome views of a real piece of history showcasing what makes a our country the greatest o. Earth!

kingsrsm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour with a fantastic guide!

Deborah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour to Hoover Dam. The whole tour took about 6-7 hours including driving time. The drive to the Dam was about an hour, but the terrain is lovely and the guide kept us entertained with jokes and interesting information the entire time. The driver was very professional and drove the tour bus safely. We stopped at the overpass bridge, and then walked onto the Hoover Tam, and did a government led tour inside the Dam. The engineering and construction feat is overwhelming. Wonderful tour if you want to really see the Hoover Dam and learn all about it, the men who built it, and the amazing history. Be sure to see the grave site of the Hoover Dam Dog, Lucky.

Barbara L Dyer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had been to Hoover Dam a couple of times before we took this trip. Can't believe we had not taken it before. Very informative. Tour guide was the best! We are realizing that tours can be better than exploring by ourselves.

Lita Kim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome! Our guide, Trever, was great. Convenient, informative.....only way to do this.

Glenn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour. Our tour guide, Jason, was fantastic - engaging, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. Multiple stops and great history. We were on a pretty specific time schedule but there was plenty of time to see everything and we were not waiting at any single stop too long where we were bored. I highly recommend the tour.

Rickie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Jason did a great job with this tour. He was very informative and had a great sense of humor. John, the driver also did a great job and was very polite. The lunch was great with several selections. Jason recommended a great place for us to dine. We truly enjoyed the tour and we highly recommend it.

Carol V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour, friendly tour guide, very informative

Larry D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Trevor was a great guide! Enjoyed the fun and information. Saw and learned about the dam and area and history--much appreciated.

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