Take a day trip on a luxury tour bus from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam traveling through Boulder City, and you’ll be able to experience one of the greatest engineering wonders of all time, the Hoover Dam. Witness the stunning views and incredible architecture on this Vegas excursion with the Hoover Dam tour. There’s no better way to appreciate how a structure like this could ever be built than touring inside the Dam itself.
Your first stop will be the Pat Tillman- Mike O’Callaghan Memorial Bridge that is across from the Dam. The Bridge lends an incredible view of the Hoover Dam as well as the Colorado River that runs directly below the Bridge. You will have the option to walk on the Bypass Bridge, and it is the only place that you can see the entire front of the Hoover Dam.
For the next two hours, you will see the Hoover Dam from many different angles and viewpoints, learn about its construction, history, and impact on the local area. You will see its inner workings and gain a deeper appreciation for this man-made wonder. Enjoy a film about Hoover Dam’s history and construction at the Visitor Center Theater. View a variety of audio, visual, and interactive exhibits during this unique tour.
Explore the inside of the facility’s Powerplant tour 530 feet down, and take a scenic ride to view many of the plant’s massive generators. After the elevator ride down, you will step out onto the Penstock Viewing Platform. From here, you will see pipes with a 30-foot-diameter that pump water from Lake Mead at 90,000 gallons per second. Continuing, you see where all that water ends up in the Dam’s powerplant generators. You will get a panoramic view and be able to see eight of the plant’s 17 generators that are larger than life.
Next, you will proceed back to the elevators and head to the Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery, where you can explore videos and interactive exhibits that give you more insight and understanding into the Hoover Dam. At the top of the Visitor Center is the Observation Deck, perfect for panoramic photo opportunities of Lake Mead (the largest human-made lake in the country), the Colorado River, the Bypass Bridge, and other features of the Dam.
In the last part of the Hoover Dam tour, you will walk outside on the Dam to see more highlights. You will see Lake Mead on one side and the Colorado River on the other. You can also look straight down to see the Dam stretching 726 feet to the bottom of the canyon below, a breathtaking view.
This tour allows you to see the fantastic attractions right outside of Las Vegas. The Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Pat Tillman- Mike O’Callaghan Memorial Bridge are serene one-day getaway trips from the Las Vegas Strip. Travel with us, Grand Canyon Destinations and let us do the hard part of traveling so that you can focus on having fun and making memories.
Ride in comfort as you’re provided with amenities like movie entertainment, snacks, and water, and a restroom for your convenience. Stops include the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and Generator Room, and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
- What Will You Do• As our guest, you will spend 2 hours exploring one of the greatest engineering marvels in the world.
- What Is Included• As our guest, you will spend 2 hours exploring one of the greatest engineering marvels in the world.
• See a live presentation at the Visitor Center about Hoover Dam’s construction and history, tour the Generator Room, see the exhibit galleries and step onto the observation tower to see the Dam in its glory.
• We provide pick up and drop off near and around most hotels.
• Plenty of water is provided on tour.
• Times are approximate and are subject to change.
• Pick-ups start at approximately 7:00 AM.
• Drop-offs begin at approximately 1:00 PM.
• The tour is approximately 4.5 hours, not including hotel and pick up drop-offs.
- What Is Not Included• Gratuities
- TransfersPick-up from the following locations:
South Point (Tour Bus Lobby, East Entrance, Outside Valet)
Cancun: (Tour Busy Lobby, Main Entrance)
Excalibur (Tour Bus Lobby/Bus Rotunda, South Side of Property)
Planet Hollywood (Tour Bus Lobby, Lower Level)
Aria (Tour Bus Lobby, Lower Level)
Bally's (Tour Bus Lobby, North Entrance facing Flamingo Rd.)
Treasure Island (Tour Bus Lobby at Siren's Cove, South Side of Property)
Circus Circus (Tour Bus Lobby, Main Front Entrance near the Circus Circus sign)
Westgate (Tour Bus Lobby, East Entrance off of Joe Brown Blvd.)
Stratosphere (Tour Bus Lobby, The Main Entrance Next To Valet)
Golden Nugget (Tour Bus Lobby on 1st St., West Entrance, Across from Parking Garage)
Alexis Park (Left of the Main Entrance)
Gold Coast (East Entrance, Outside Valet)
The Orleans (Tour Bus Lobby, East Entrance, Next to Valet)
Polo Towers: (Tour Busy Lobby, Main Entrance)
Trump Hotel: (Tour Bus Lobby, Main Entrance)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: (Tour Bus Lobby, Main Entrance)
Other hotel pickups may be available for larger groups.