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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Exterior Tour

4.3 / 5

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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Exterior Tour

From £36.73 per person

Take a tour from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, one of the engineering marvels of the modern world. On this half-day tour you’ll spend 2 hours at the Dam learning about its construction and operation, and get an up-close look at the new bypass bridge.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Small group available


  • Visit the Hoover Dam, one of the 7 Man Made Wonders of the World
  • See the turbine generators that create electricity
  • Take in the views from the Arizona Lookout Point
  • Admire the beautiful blue hues of Lake Mead
Full description

Take an excursion from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, which has long been known as one of the engineering wonders of the world. When the Hoover Dam was completed in 1935 it was both the world's largest electric power-producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure. Currently it ranks as the world's 34th-largest hydroelectric generating station. During the half-day tour you’ll be able to view the 17 main turbines that generate a maximum of 2,074 megawatts of hydroelectric power. You’ll also take in views of the Dam and Lake Mead from the Arizona Lookout Point, the best viewing spot in the area. You also get an up-close look at the newly opened Hoover Dam bypass bridge, which is modern feat of engineering, soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River. This bridge is the longest and tallest arch bridge in the western hemisphere.

Later, enjoy a spectacular vista of the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which opened in 2010 and stretches nearly 2,000 feet in length. There is a paddle wheeler cruise on Lake Mead available as an option with this tour. Please note that this is not the

Hard Hat Tour

of the Hoover Dam.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hoover Dam tour
  • Breakfast snack: Banana, Belvita crackers and small muffin
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Additional purchases (photos, souvenirs, etc.)
Not suitable for
  • People afraid of heights
  • People over 95 years
  • Babies under 1 year
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Pick-up is provided at your Las Vegas hotel. You will be advised of your exact pick-up time when you reconfirm your tour.

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Oversize luggage
  • Jumping
  • Smoking
  • Drinks
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Video recording
  • Bikes
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is currently an exterior tour; the Generator Room is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Toller Ausflug, der aber lieber vor Ort gebucht werden sollte

Wir haben den Ausflug übers Internet vorgbucht & daher fast 15$ Pro Person mehr bezahlt, als wenn wir vor Ort gebucht hätten. Die Abholung erfolgt am Hotel, aber eine genaue Uhrzeit wird nicht bekannt gemacht, also auf jeden Fall per Email nachfragen! Wir waren die ersten im Bus, deshalb hat der Trip für uns fast 7 std gedauert. Der Fahrer (Bill) war sehr, sehr nett & hat uns viel über vegas und die Umgebung, sowie den Damm erzählt. Erst macht man einen Fotostop auf einer Brücke über dem Damm. Die Tour im Damm beginnt mit einem Film, der arg nach Propaganda für den Damm aussieht und wenig informativ ist, die restliche Tour war recht kurz, aber nett gemacht, alles zusammen ca 45 min. Danach hat man Ca 1,5 std Zeit das Besucherzentrum anzusehen und auf dem Damm zu laufen. Der Damm ist eine Reise wert, denn er ist wirklich gewaltig. Auf der Rücktour haben wir noch 3 Fotostops auf der anderen Dammseite, am Lake Mead & bei einer Wiese mit dem Wappentier Nevadas gemacht - ein nettes Gimmick.

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10 September 2015



We had Bill as a driver. The tour was very entertaining and a great experience.

6 April 2016

Very poor.

The lady that drove us to the Dam was very cheerful and friendly but gave very lame explanation and guidance. For what it was – we would be much better off with renting a car and learn from the books/internet.

5 April 2016

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