Hoover Dam Tours from Las Vegas
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The Best Hoover Dam Tours from Las Vegas
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The Hoover Dam is one of the most popular destinations to visit from Las Vegas. In less than 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, you can walk across the tallest dam in the United States.
There are dozens of options to go from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam. You can visit the Hoover Dam independently or as part of a one of our highly rated tours.
Enjoy direct hotel pickup, a walk across the dam, and bonus stops chosen by your tour guide on all of our Hoover Dam Tours from Las Vegas.
See the Hoover Dam on a Grand Canyon Tour
Many tours will combine a trip to Hoover Dam on a Grand Canyon Tour. We offer 3 such tours, with the lowest starting at $159, to $259 for a two-day tour that includes a sunrise over the Grand Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, and a stop at the Hoover Dam.
Most companies that advertise a stop at the Hoover Dam on the way to the Grand Canyon won’t take you to the Hoover Dam. Instead, you will visit the Bridge overlook, which offers a pleasant view of the dam, however this can leave a lot to be desired if you were planning on experiencing the dam.
What Do Our Hoover Dam Tours Involve?
When a Hoover Dam tour with MaxTour, you will get to drive across AND walk across the top of the dam. Nothing gives you a sense of the enormous scale of the dam like sticking your head over the edge and peering down the face of the dam.
Get an up-close view of the emergency spillway, the intake towers, Lake Mead, and the state line between Arizona and Nevada. There are countless opportunities for epic photos of both the dam and Lake Mead.
What Do Our Hoover Dam Tours Include?
All of our Hoover Dam tours include pickup from your Las Vegas Strip hotel, photo stops at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, a bonus stop to search for bighorn sheep, a walk across the dam, and a walk on the Memorial Bridge.
What's to See on The Best Tours of Hoover Dam from Las Vegas?
Face of the Dam
Stare directly down 726 feet of concrete as you peer over the edge and down the face of the dam.
Stand in both Arizona and Nevada at the same time at this marker on the Stateline.
The largest man-made lake in the US provides a beautiful oasis in the desert.
Each of 2 spillways can discharge more water than Niagara Falls When Open
4 massive towers stick up out of Lake Mead, feeding water to the power plant below.
A Massive Arch bridge that spans Black Canyon with sweeping views of the dam.
Why Visit The Hoover Dam?
The Hoover Dam is one of the most impressive engineering marvels of the 20th century. At 726 feet tall and, this concrete arch gravity dam was the tallest dam in the world when it was finished in 1935 and is still the second tallest dam in the United States. Behind the dam lies Lake Mead, a massive reservoir that covers 157,900 acres and is the largest reservoir in the United States. The mixture of a man-made concrete wonder, the rugged beauty of Black Canyon, the barren Nevada desert, and the shimmering water of Lake Mead make for striking scenery.There is a lot to see when you visit the dam, we will pack a lot of sights into the 80 minutes spent there. Here is what to expect on a typical tour.
The trip from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam
All of our tours to the Hoover Dam will start with an early morning pickup. Don’t worry about being left behind, your tour guide will contact you the day before your tour to arrange your pickup. No need to scramble for taxis or Ubers, if you are staying on the Strip or Downtown, we will pick you up directly from your hotel.
How long does it take to get to Hoover Dam?
All of our tours that go from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam will make some fun stops along the way. It takes 45 minutes and 37 miles to reach the Hoover Dam from the Las Vegas strip. We always stop for photos at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to get your tour off to a good start.
Depending on your tour, you may also stop at Seven Magic Mountains. Drive through the second largest city in Nevada, Henderson, as you make your way towards the dam. Watch as the city slowly fades and gives way to the expansive Mojave desert. Pass through the historic town of Boulder City. Boulder City was the home of the brave workers who constructed the dam. Leaving Boulder City and entering the desert again, your tour guide will be on the lookout for bighorn sheep that are found in this region. We will make a quick stop fat a local park with views overlooking Lake Mead and a simple included Breakfast.
Once you have arrived for your Hoover Dam Tour and cleared security, your tour guide will slowly drive across the dam to the far side, where you will get out for some stunning photo opportunities of both the back of the dam and Lake Mead. From here take a walking tour across the dam, getting a firsthand view of the modern engineering marvel and American landmark.
What About A Hoover Dam Power Plant tour?
Power plant tours of the Hoover Dam can be fun, however they are increasingly difficult to join. The Hoover Dam regularly closes the power plant tour for a variety of maintenance. As of this writing, there haven't been power plant tours in over 19 months. When the power plant tours are open, tickets are in high demand and often sell out. If you are lucky enough to score a ticket for the power plant tour, lines can be long and hot. For all of the above reasons, we don't offer power plant tours of the Hoover Dam. Our tours feature a walk across the top of the dam. This is the best way to take in the full height and scope of the Hoover Dam.
Why Take a Small Group To The Hoover Dam?
There are dozens of ways to tour the Hoover Dam, from renting a car and driving to joining a kayak tour to see it from the bottom. One of the most common ways is to join a bus tour. All in all, these bus tours are not a terrible way to see the Hoover Dam. There are better options though, like small group tours. With a small group tour you will get picked up directly at your Las Vegas strip hotel. A bus that holds 60 people isn't going to be able to stop and pick everyone up, no matter what they say. On a small group tour, you will see more! Loading and unloading the tour takes just a moment, which allows your tour guide to make quick stops for everyone to get our and check something out, grab a few photos, then jump back in the tour van. All of our tours are small group tours, take a look at some of our Small Group Hoover Dam Tours here!