Located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Hoover Dam is on the Nevada-Arizona border. This is one of the most popular Las Vegas attractions that is worth exploration. If you are looking for a day tour from Las Vegas, select one of the Hoover Dam Tours that are offered in Sin City. Fun for the entire family, multiple Hoover Dam Tours offer a day or about half day trip to theHoover Dam and surrounding scenic areas.
8 most popular Hoover Dam Tours from Las Vegas
We have included below the list of 8 most popularHoover Dam Tours from Las Vegas.
1. Hoover Dam Classic
Considered to be the best Hoover Dam tour, The Hoover Dam Classic Tour gives visitors plenty of time for exploring the National Historic Landmark and technological wonder of the world. You will see a live presentation as well as a fascinating film about the construction and history of the dam, enjoy attending the gallery, take photos from observation deck, visit the observation room in a power plant. Scenic views of both Colorado River and Lake Mead along the route will offer you plenty options for picture taking.
2. A Hoover Dam Express
Probably the fastest of all Hoover Dam Tours, A Hoover Dam Express is for those who want to explore a tour without leaving Sin City for too long. Your trip to Hoover Dam starts with a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, this tour is convenient and compact. The bus will take you right to the dam, and your guide will tell you a captivating story of its creation and history.
The in-depth tour at the Hoover Dam, A Complete Hoover Dam Experience covers Colorado River exploration with about 30 minutes raft trip and a visit to the engineering wonder of the world. You will get into the heart of the Hoover Dam and explore the power plant. Stunning views of Lake Mead on the way back will add value to your very special experience.
5. 12 Mile River Raft & Hoover Dam Combo Tour
Float down the Colorado River, have a picnic by the beach, and explore Hoover Dam all at the same day! Comfortable pontoon style rafts will take you on a slow water trip in the Black Canyon. Enjoyable for the whole family, this tour includes exploration of the waterfalls, hot springs, and guided visit to Hoover Dam.
6. Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour
Explore the engineering wonder of the world and the beauty of the surrounding area in a popular Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour that offers a pleasant ride to the destination, an exploration of Hoover Dam, dramatic views of Lake Mead and Colorado River, and a raft tour.
7. West Rim and Hoover Dam Combo Tour
Explore both West Rim and Hoover Dam in West Rim and Hoover Dam Combo Tour. Tour takes you on a scenic drive through Mojave Desert and to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. With a guide, you will learn about the history, culture, geology and flora of the Grand Canyon. Two-hour stop at Hoover Dam will offer an opportunity to explore this engineering wonder in-depth, visit Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, and enjoy the views of Colorado River and Lake Mead.
8. A Skywalk Express Tour with Limo
If you wish to try a helicopter tour from Las Vegas , this tour is an excellent choice. Travel above the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and its 550-mile shoreline with Hoover Dam and land at the Grand Canyon’s West Rim to walk across the famous Skywalk glass bridge. This is a Hoover Dam helicopter tour that lasts about 3.5h with 90 minutes spent in the air above the natural beauty of the canyon!
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About Hoover Dam
The industrial wonder of the world and the major tourist attraction. A little bit of the history
The Black Canyon of the Colorado River is a place to the industrial wonder of the world – a concrete made arch-gravity Hoover Dam located right at the border between Nevada and Arizona.
Constructed during the times of Great Depression in 1931-1936, it was the largest concrete structure in the world at that time. Located near Boulder City, Nevada, it provided power for public and private utilities in several states. In addition to producing hydroelectric power, it served as a major tourist attraction that every year visited nearly a million people. The authorities, who were looking for irrigation opportunities, have been exploring the Colorado River potential since the end of XIX century. With the improvement of the technology of electric power transmission, the Lower Colorado came in view for its hydroelectric power potential. At the beginning of XX century, the Colorado River was explored for an opportunity of building a dam.
When the construction of the Hoover Dam started in 1931, thousands of workers were hired for this extremely complex project. Prior to building the Dam, the Colorado River had to be turned away from the site and in order to make this happen, four tunnels were built through the canyon walls. Cofferdams were built to protect from river flooding. After that when the site was safe from water, the construction of the concrete Dam started.
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