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Hoover Dam

See the famous dam bordering Nevada and Arizona, built by thousands of workers during the Great Depression.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. Have a light nutritious breakfast and your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap during the tour. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a Native American settlement where you can watch a shootout, play cowboy games, or take a wagon ride. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

2. Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

Enjoy a compact guided tour of the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and take the chance to see this man-made wonder up close. Admire views of the dam and Lake Mead — America’s largest reservoir. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at selected hotels. Get picked up in Las Vegas and relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 40-minute drive to the Hoover Dam. Arrive at the dam and cross the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where your guide will park.  Head up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway on foot and take in the spectacular bird’s-eye view over the dam and the nearby Colorado River. Stop at Hemenway Park, where you’ll notice some desert bighorn sheep often hang out. Continue onto the Lake Mead Lookout for panoramic views of the man-made aquatic wonder. After this, drive across the dam to various lookout points and stop to take photos at the most picturesque spots, guaranteed.  At the end of your activity, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or your preferred location on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

3. Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Get free entry to 30+ Las Vegas attractions during 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days and save on ticket admission prices. Purchase a 3, 4, or 5-day pass and enjoy 1 premium attraction including a helicopter ride over the Vegas Strip, a Zion National Park tour, SkyJump at the STRAT, or a full-day Grand Canyon & Route 66 tour. Receive a digital guide to help plan your itinerary with your Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass. Ride the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ, go on a half-day tour of the Hoover Dam, and much more. Attractions and tours included: • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Early Evening Ticket • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour• Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Standard Tour• Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket• Madame Tussauds Las Vegas• SkyPod at the STRAT with VIP Access (SkyPod only)• The Roller Coaster at NY, NY• The Hunger Games: The Exhibition• Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.• Senor Frogs: One-Hour Open Bar• The Mob Museum• REAL BODIES at Bally's• Vegas Rockstar Club Tour• Planet Hollywood Las Vegas $15 Meal Credit (valid before 7:00 PM)• Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour• Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix• Number One Escape Room• Sky Zone Trampoline Park• National Atomic Testing Museum • Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage• Springs Preserve • Las Vegas Natural History Museum• One Round of Golf at Monster Mini Golf • Erotic Heritage Museum• Virtual Reality Experience Choose 1 premium attraction (3+ day passes only):• Grand Canyon & Route 66 Full-Day Tour including lunch, snack, and bottled water• Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour: Flight Over The Las Vegas Strip • Bryce Canyon & Zion Nationals Park Tour • SkyJump at the STRAT Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass.

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Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

4. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

Join this fully guided tour and experience the Walk On The Top tour, the Nevada Power Plant Tour, the Boulder Dam Museum, lunch at the Omelet House right on the outskirts of Las Vegas, and a visit to the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. Enjoy a fully guided walk over Hoover Dam and learn about the concrete, high scalers, depression, earthquakes, cableways, spillways, intake towers, outlet works, drought, wages, and tragic deaths. Once you leave Boulder City, head for lunch at the Omelet House on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Stop at the Las Vegas welcome sign and take some photos of the landmark, without having to wait in line. All this and you'll be back in Las Vegas in the early afternoon.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Tour

5. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Tour

Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with a prompt hotel pick-up from your Las Vegas area hotel around 5:30 AM. Start your journey with a complimentary pick up in your hotel (from Strip Hotels only). Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. Less than an hour from the Strip, stop for pictures at the famed Hoover Dam, a 756 foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue on your way towards Grand Canyon National Park, stopping briefly in Kingman, Arizona for a coffee and restroom break. Before arriving at the park, stop for lunch along historic route 66 at Seligman, Arizona. Time for pick up lunch at subway (included) and for stretch your legs and step your feet along the pavement of America's best known western Highway before heading back to the van to continue towards the highlight of the day, your stop at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. Arriving at the park at approximately 12 PM, have options on how you wish to spend your time. You can take the free shuttle that will take you to the Hermit Road (excluding winter season) and sightsee several viewpoints or spend your time hiking the Rim trail with the most famous views of the West and accessing the visitor's centers, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Hopi House and even more. Your driver/guide will help you decide what option is best for you. Enjoy around 4 hours of your own time within the park. Once you've gorged upon unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for bathrooms and a dinner stop along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 8:30 PM.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

Discover the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on a guided full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Admire breathtaking scenery with an expert tour guide as well as some free time to explore at the various sites visited. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and head towards your first stop of the day, The Hoover Dam. Enjoy some time to take photos of the landmark, as well as admire the views of Lake Mead and the Mike O'Callahan/Pat Tillman Bridge. Next, marvel at the stunning views as you drive through the Mojave Desert and the Joshua Tree Forest until you arrive at the second destination of the day, the Grand Canyon West Rim. Take some free time exploring the region and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape that surrounds you. Take in the views at Eagle Point and walk on The Grand Canyon Skywalk, for an additional fee payable on the day. Head to Guano Point next, home to some of the best views of The Grand Canyon and Colorado River.  Continue to the Hualapai Ranch where you can learn how to rope like a cowboy, horseback ride near the rim, or ride a mechanical bull. Browse for handmade, authentic Native American crafts and jewelry, and other souvenirs that can be purchased to remember your visit. Finally, return to Las Vegas in the early evening with drop-off at your hotel.

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Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

7. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

See the top attractions around Las Vegas on a half-day trip with a guide, including the Las Vegas sign, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains. Step out of your Las Vegas hotel and climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your tour. Head straight over to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign to beat the crowds for an early morning photo shoot. Next, drive into the middle of the Mojave Desert to admire the hottest art in town, Seven Magic Mountains. Then, enjoy the views as you drive through Boulder City and on to the Hoover Dam. Walk out onto the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the second-highest bridge in the United States. Take in the full view of the Hoover Dam. Follow your tour guide on a guided walk across the top of the Hoover Dam, and peer down the face of what once was the tallest dam in the world.

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Las Vegas: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

8. Las Vegas: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Save money on the door price of 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 Las Vegas attractions with a 60-day Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass. Choose from some of Sin City’s top activities, such as a Vegas Rockstar Club Tour or VIP access to SkyPod at the STRAT. Get instant delivery of the pass; use it on your phone or print it off. You don't need to pick the attractions in advance and can choose as you go. Combine your favorite attractions and enjoy maximum flexibility to suit your schedule and interests. The attractions to choose from are: Family-friendly• High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Early Evening Ticket• Madame Tussauds Las Vegas• Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.• SkyPod at The STRAT• Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket• Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat• Number One Escape Room• Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix• One Round of Golf at Monster Mini Golf • Ultimate 4D Experience All-Day Pass at Excalibur • Springs Preserve  Museums & Exhibitions• REAL BODIES at Bally's• The Hunger Games: The Exhibition• The Mob Museum• Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage• Las Vegas Natural History Museum• Erotic Heritage Museum• National Atomic Testing Museum  Rides & Entertainment• The Big Apple Roller Coaster• SkyPod at The STRAT with 1 Thrill Ride (Big Shot or X-Scream or Insanity)• FlyLINQ Zipline• Sky Zone Recreational Center• Pole Position Raceway - 1 Race• Virtual Reality Experience• Vegas Rockstar Club Tour  Food and Drink• Meal at Planet Hollywood Restaurant in Caesars Palace• Dinner at Café Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino• Las Vegas Bar Crawl• $25 towards a meal at Favorite Bistro at the LINQ• Meal at Tequila Taqueria Guided tours & other• Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Standard Tour• Big Bus Night Tour• Hoover Dam Highlights Tour• Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour• Las Vegas Monorail 2-Day Pass  Check your included digital guidebook for an up-to-date attraction line-up including instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Optional Upgrades

9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Optional Upgrades

Explore the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and the world of the Hualapai tribe on a full-day tour to the West Rim from Las Vegas with lunch and transfers, plus optional helicopter, boat, and Skywalk experiences.  Your guide will provide a live narration as you travel, while you sit back and relax on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim. On arrival, explore the tribal village and Hualapai Market. Grab a bite to eat at the Skywalk Café, before getting panoramic views from Guano Point and Eagle Point. Brave the latest attraction here — the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk. Learn the history and geology of the Canyon from your local guide. Then meet some of the Hualapai tribe when they perform a traditional dance in their full tribal dress. Tailor the rest of the tour to include the experiences you would like from the options below.  Grand Canyon Skywalk option Walk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360˚ panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Helicopter and pontoon ride combo Complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Then, board a pontoon boat for a 15-minute ride along the Colorado River. Skywalk, helicopter, and pontoon boat combo This is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk, thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon, and a 15-minute pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. Then, unwind as you are transferred back to your accommodation in Las Vegas after your day at the Grand Canyon.  

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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle or Deluxe Tour

10. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle or Deluxe Tour

Escape the city for a while with a guided visit to the Hoover Dam on a day trip from Las Vegas. Take a guided tour in a shared group, and benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas. Select the full-day option to enjoy a buffet lunch, and visit the Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. Get picked up at your hotel and drive to the Hoover Dam, 1 of the 7 man-made Wonders of the World. Travel by air-conditioned bus with deliberately large windows, so you won't miss a thing as you cruise by. As you pass Boulder City, admire the magnificent view of Lake Mead, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. Learn all about the dam’s history from your expert guide’s commentary. See the giant intake towers that bring water inside the dam to generate power for millions of people. Soak up the views from on top of this unforgettable slice of US history and make sure to snap some photos of one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. If you choose the full-day option, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch before heading to the Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. See the production line to discover how these chocolates are produced. Then, stroll through the gardens and admire over 300 species of cactuses. At the end of your guided tour, enjoy the Nevada scenery on the way back. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,275 reviews

Our guide Sergio was incredible. He is a genuinely kind and caring person who could not have done enough to help us! The stops on the tour were great and the Grand Canyon is a sight that cannot be seen enough! It is INCREDIBLE! Sergio definitely helped to make the day!!

I knew nothing about the dam prior to the tour but after seeing it and watching to the video on the return I am so happy we went and now know so much about it! Amazing site! Prices car the cafe were high but along with everything else in Vegas!

It was an awesome day. The weather was great. Our driver was excellent and very informative.

Robert was an excellent tour guide would highly recommend him veryKnowledgeable

Trip was awesome and very professional. Our driver was great and informative.