Visit the famous Hoover Dam on Lake Mead 45 minutes from Las Vegas. Take the tour inside the dam or walk over the vast canyon!
This incredible dam was constructed during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Originally called the Boulder Dam it was built between 1931 and 1936 in the Black Canyon on the state line between Nevada and Arizona. This was a huge project involving thousands of workers who were on the clock for 24 hours a day. Over a hundred people died during the construction. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover at a later date causing some controversy.
This is a great photo opportunity of the dam and also the new Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge, the widest concrete arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Enjoy the leisurely walk across the dam into Arizona for more great sites and take the time to tour the inside of the dam. There you hear about the history, people and building of this incredible feat of engineering.
The tour will start at your hotel and travel to Hoover Dam. The trip will take approximately 30 minutes.
There will be plenty of time for photos both at the dam where you can walk across into Arizona and from the bypass bridge. We will drive across to Arizona for a great picture of the dam and bridge!
There is a visitor center with souvenirs and information about the history of the dam.
Larger groups may be accommodated upon request for an extra fee.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
1-6 people will travel in a Minivan, SUV or similar. 4 Doors, AM/FM Stereo, CD player, AC.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 USD - Souvenirs
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George was excellent and very friendly. He has a lot of knowledge in the area. We felt extremely safe with him during our time on the tour. As a Travel agent myself, I look for all of the same traits I mentioned here. I certainly will recommend George in the future for anyone else venturing to the Las Vegas area or beyond.