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.
For now the visitor center main entrance is under construction. The entrance to the tour is on the Dam, taking the old elevators down to see the generators. This is a 20 minute tour and the visitors center can still be seen afterwards. You can check out the Colorado river and the Black Canyon from the visitor center overlook.
Larger groups may be accommodated upon request for an extra fee.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or strip location.
End location: Your hotel on the strip or Las Vegas location.
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 is a great tour guide. Our whole group really enjoyed him. It was so nice to have a knowledgeable local drive us out to the Hoover Dam, and walk us through the tour. He also stopped off at some great places for photo ops!!