Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum

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Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Experience w/ Power Plant Tour

1. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Experience w/ Power Plant Tour

Take in unique and stunning views of the Black Canyon, the Colorado River, inside the Hoover Dam, and below and above the dam as well. Learn about the fascinating history of the concrete cavity arch dam that took over five years and nearly 50 million dollars to complete. Venture across the astounding second-highest bridge in the USA, the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and take in the stunning views of the Black Canyon of the Colorado River and the massive Hoover Dam from above. Experience the Hoover Dam on a guided walking tour as you set foot on top of the Dam constructed by thousands of workers during the Great Depression. Marvel at the Hoover Dam from below, then discover the Power-plant and Generator rooms that provide large amounts of power for parts of Nevada, Arizona, and California. Learn all about the fascinating history of the storied and enormous Hoover Dam as you visit the Hoover Dam visitor center and then finally the Hoover Dam museum in Boulder City.

Las Vegas: Best Dam Tour of Hoover Dam/Boulder City

2. Las Vegas: Best Dam Tour of Hoover Dam/Boulder City

Start with a pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas strip or downtown Las Vegas on board a comfortable coach. Take a scenic drive through the Mojave Desert over to Boulder City, NV. Visit the historic downtown area where the workers were housed and project leaders carried out the building of one of the largest and important public works projects in United States history. Peruse the museum, see the local shops, get coffee, doughnuts, and other assorted food and drink as well as local souvenirs. Drive through the beautiful homes of modern times and construction on your way to the Dam site. See the Arizona side of the Dam before going back to Nevada for a guided walking tour of the top of the Dam. Climb 69 steps to reach the top of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and enjoy stunning views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, and nearby extinct volcano. Lastly, make a stop to see Lake Mead from afar at Hemenway Park. Be lucky to spot wild, native Desert Big Horn Sheep that often feed on the grass or rest in the shade of the well cared for lawn. After approximately 5 hours of touring, return to your pickup location.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam & Valley of Fire Day Trip with Brunch

3. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam & Valley of Fire Day Trip with Brunch

Immerse yourself in the story of the Hoover Dam and the Valley of Fire State Park on a guided combo tour. Discover several stunning viewpoints, stop at the Hoover Dam Museum, and savor a tasty brunch at the Bighorn Café before heading to the Valley of Fire. Be picked up from the convenience of your hotel and relax on the drive to Hoover Dam. At the first stop, explore the Hoover Dam Museum featuring a collection of artifacts, photographs, and personal stories from those who built the Dam. Next, get a chance to see some Bighorn sheep grazing at Hemenway Park. Then it's on to the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where you'll be standing 900-feet above the Colorado River overlooking the dam. Learn how the dam was built and engineered from your local guide as you take photos from several vantage points, including panoramic views of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. Sit down to refuel at Bighorn Café inside the Hoover Dam Lodge before continuing the tour. Later, journey to the Valley of Fire State Park and travel back in time to prehistoric days while visiting Elephant Rock. Explore exhibits about the history, geology, and ecology at the visitor center. Marvel at 4,000-year-old petroglyphs (rock carvings) made by the ancient tribes at Atlatl Rock and learn how years of sediment deposits created sandstone formations at the Beehives. At the end of the tour, get taken back to your hotel for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum

Overall rating

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Such an interesting tour by MojaveWave. We highly recommend the tour company, nothing was too much trouble and time was our own. Both tour members were very knowledgeable about The Hoover Dam and endless other subjects that came our way on the tour. Jason’s knowledge is unsurpassed, his humour also and Brian is a close second with his knowledge and unsurpassed driving, both take a mean photograph! They have a very comfortable, new vehicle with endless supplies of water so necessary in the climate. The whole tour definitely proved value for money and we would travel with MojaveWave anytime.

This was a fantastic experience Boulder City, Las Vegas Sign and Hoover Dam. Brian a fantastic bus driver, Jason the ultimate tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodating, so easy working with the group. The best tour for value for money, great bus with true panoramic windows, comfy seats with plenty of leg room. The best tour experience we had in Las Vegas. Highly recommend. Thanks for a great experience on our last day in Vegas. We will be back to do the Death Valley tour.

Brian and Jason did a great job. Very knowledgeable and a blast to be with