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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Daily 9am - 5pm
Hwy. 93, Boulder City

The Basics

The dam is a popular day-trip destination from Las Vegas and transportation options range from comedy buses, Hummers, and mountain bikes. On-site, tour the power plant, learn how the dam generates and distributes electricity, and see stunning views of the surrounding riverways, canyons, and valleys. Some tours even combine a Hoover Dam visit with shooting range stops, excursions to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, or a cruise on Lake Mead. Want a bird’s-eye view? Opt for a flightseeing helicopter tour instead.

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Small Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour
Small Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour
$64.99 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Worth the money !!
Our tour guide was awesome. He was a wealth of information concerning the present and the past history of the Dam. He also took us to several extra points of interest on the way to the Dam.
vickie_p, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

star-4
our tour guide was...
Bill_K, Dec 2021
Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch
our tour guide was informative and funny but some of the jokes weren't family friendly. Although we couldn't go down in Hoover Dam due to Covid restrictions they took us through Boulder City museum which was nice
star-5
Fabulous experience!
Lori_N, Dec 2021
Small Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour
This was a fabulous experience and I highly recommend. Our guide Joel was very personable and knowledgeable about the Hoover Dam (and all of Las Vegas). The bus was clean and very comfortable. Add to your must do list for your next trip to Vegas!!!
star-5
The tour guide Mr. Steve...
Kirti_R, Sep 2021
Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour
The tour guide Mr. Steve Cirello was an excellent guide, courteous and very knowledgeable about the history of Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Had a wonderful experience. The van was also very clean!
star-5
Charlie did a great job!...
Sharmon_M, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with Optional Skywalk
Charlie did a great job! She was informative and funny. She provided very clear instructions. Charlotte deserves a raise. The bus driver James did a great job as well. Very smooth ride and clean bus. The trip to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam was absolutely majestic. I highly recommend it.
star-5
Excellent! Loved it!
ERNESTO_L, Nov 2021
Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch
Trever is an excellent host! He had us laughing all the time during the tour by his very creative way of mixing facts with comedy. The Hoover Dam inside tour was closed because of current covid restrictions but the tour made up for it giving more time for the other sites and that was excellent. We loved the experience and had a great time!
star-5
Fun, exciting, and memorable
Josh_M, Jan 2022
Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Seeing the Hoover dam was always on my bucket list. But one thing stood out is how funny and amazing our tour guide Wayne is. He definitely made the trip to the dam more enjoyable. I would recommend the tour and most definitely recommend Wayne.
star-4
The driver made it fun. ...
Karen_T, Jan 2022
Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas
The driver made it fun. He was very knowledgeable. We never really had a chance to see Hoover Damn however, that was frustrating part. We could not find parking close enough.
star-5
Sheep-worthy tour guide
Barbara_J, Jan 2022
Small Group Hoover Dam Tour by Luxury Tour Trekker
An amazing views over the Hoover Dam and Colorado River. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided very helpful photo tips.
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Hoover Dam walk , sunny...
Shokooh_A, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with Optional Skywalk
Hoover Dam walk , sunny day , light breeze Lots of great information by the tour guy Dan , passionate and funny Great driver , clean bus Great food provided with fast service
star-5
Our driver Darren is...
TeresitaArzadon, Jan 2022
Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Historic Boulder City Tour w/Private Option (2-6 people)
Our driver Darren is knowledgeable in giving histories of the places we went friendly and accommodating due to mobility issues found spot to look and view the hoover dam via Arizona side worth going
star-5
Great time
Kathy_M, Oct 2021
Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch
The Hoover Dam was overwhelming and knowledge that the tour guide had made it great 😊 Tour bus was clean and on time
star-4
The Hoover Dam experience...
Jenna_C, Dec 2021
Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas
The Hoover Dam experience was great. As expected from the description. The bonus was that our tour guide took us by a park to make sure we got to see some big horn rams.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There are a variety of ways to see the Hoover Dam, from helicopter tours to mountain bike and boat rides.

  • Bring sun protection, comfortable shoes, and plenty of water.

  • A concession stand at the base of the dam’s parking garage offers a variety of food and drink options.

  • The Hoover Dam Visitors Center and power plant tour are wheelchair accessible, but the dam tour is not accessible.

  • Complimentary parking is available for wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The Hoover Dam is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas, or 45 minutes by road, near the Arizona–Nevada border. The nearest airport is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Parking can be found near the visitor center.

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When to Get There

Because of the stifling desert heat in summer, spring and fall are the best times to visit the Hoover Dam. Expect long lines and heavy traffic on summer weekends; opt for an early morning visit to avoid crowds.

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Inside Hoover Dam

A Hoover Dam tour features much more than just a 726-foot (221-meter) wall. Explore tunnels that were bored directly into the mountainside, hear the harrowing tales of workers who carved them out by hand, and tour the power plant. The Hoover Dam Visitor Center offers even more info about America’s most famous dam.

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