A Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam


This tour has it all: an educational trip to Hoover Dam and a visit to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens on the way back. What’s not to like?

Tour Length: 6 hours
Locations: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
Transportation Type: Bus
Meal Included: None
Special Requirements: This tour is not available on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For an in-depth, educational experience, the Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam is for you. On the way home, stop off at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens.

Standing 725 feet above the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is a sight not to be missed. You’ll learn about the construction of this great wonder, plus the rich history of agony and accomplishment that made it all possible.

Included in this package is an additional guided tour at the dam’s visitor center. Explore educational displays plus enjoy a 10-minute film about the dam’s construction. From there take a short elevator ride down 500 feet to the generator room on the Nevada side. Admire the beautiful terrazzo floors installed in the 1930s and the massive generators. Return by elevator to the visitor’s center and enjoy the views from the outdoor balcony.

Afterward, enjoy a stop at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, one of Southern Nevada’s most interesting draws. See how chocolates are made and take a stroll around a beautiful water conservation cactus garden.

***The Hoover Dam elevators will not be running 10/1/18 through 2/15/19. The tour will only visit the Visitor’s Center, museum and observation deck as well as the old exhibit building.***

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