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Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Experience with Power Plant Tour

1. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Experience with Power Plant Tour

Take in unique and beautiful 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. Learn all about the history of the storied and enormous Hoover Dam as you visit the Hoover Dam visitor cente and the Hoover Dam PowerPlant at the bottom of the dam. Venture across the astounding second-highest bridge in the USA, the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and take in the breathtaking 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.

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

2. 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.

From Las Vegas: Boulder City and Hoover Dam Private Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Boulder City and Hoover Dam Private Tour

Drive across the Hoover Dam, stop at two of its most popular viewpoints, and visit the historic Boulder City and Lake Mead Visitor Center, all on this private group tour with round-trip transportation from Las Vegas included. Depart from the Las Vegas Strip aboard a luxury motorcoach for a quick ride to Boulder City, home of the workers who built the Hoover Dam. Stop at Boulder City and enjoy a free visit to the Hoover Dam Museum, cafes, antique shops, and a unique art walk featuring beautiful, bronze statues. See Hoover Dam and get stunning views of this man-made wonder of the world from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which gives an aerial view from 900 feet above the Colorado River and Black Canyon. Make a photo stop at the highest overlook on the Arizona side of the dam and visit the Lake Mead Visitor Center. Later, head back to Las Vegas for drop-off.

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5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Darren was our tour guide for the day and was absolutely awesome!!! He was personable, knowledgeable, and overall facilitated a great day for us! He was accommodating with water and snacks, and took us to a delicious restaurant for lunch. The sites at both the Valley of Fire and the Hoover Dam were outstanding. 100% recommend Las Vegas D-Tours!!

Had a great tour guide, Ian. Tour was with a small group, and Ian was very informative. Got to see everything at the Hoover Dam. It was a great day!