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Hoover Dam Tours

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The Hoover Dam (originally known as Boulder Dam) is an inspiring symbol of American engineering, built during America’s Great Depression as the then-largest dam construction project in the world. Travelers have flocked here for decades to see picturesque views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and today, the dam receives more than 1 million annual visitors. 

The Basics
The dam is a popular day trip destination from Las Vegas. Visitors can tour the power plant, learn how the dam generates and distributes electricity, and see stunning views of the surrounding riverways, canyons, and valleys. Tour options cover a wide range of interests—visit on a comedy bus, cruise in a Hummer, or even pair the trip with a stop at an outdoor shooting range. For an epic adventure, take in the sites on a helicopter tour or opt for a mountain biking excursion along the waterway. It’s also possible to visit on a combo tour along with the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, or combine a visit to Hoover Dam with a boat cruise on Lake Mead. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • 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. 
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 visitors center.

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. 

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 Visitors Center offers even more info about America’s most famous dam.
Address: Hwy. 93, Boulder City, Nevada, USA
Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Admission: Adults: $15
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Hoover Dam Hummer Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Hummer Tour from Las Vegas

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Travel to the Hoover Dam in a luxury Hummer H2 during this half-day excursion from Las Vegas. Upon arrival, take the Discovery Tour, an experience that includes riding an elevator into the depths of the Black Canyon's walls to check out the power plant generators.
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  • 4 hours
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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour

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Experience the world-famous Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in style during this luxury small-group day trip from Las Vegas. Travel aboard a vehicle with leather seats, USB ports, and outlets as you make stops at the Hoover Dam, Dolan Springs, and Grand Canyon West Rim (site of the Skywalk). Round-trip hotel transport and lunch are included, and optional Skywalk ticket upgrade package is available.
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  • 9 hours
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$189.99
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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

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On this enjoyable tour, you will get a comprehensive VIP tour of the Hoover Dam. This tour gets you to the dam before the crowds arrive, giving you more time to enjoy your destination! Included is a bonus stop at the Las Vegas Welcome sign, a stop at the Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, the Hoover Dam memorial bridge (where you can get beautiful photos of the dam from afar), and this tour also includes the exclusive, signature tour, "Walk on the Top". This is a 45 min fully guided tour over the Hoover Dam, with your guide touching on a wide variety of subjects relating to the dam including stories of its construction, unbelievable facts and figures related to the dam, and information regarding the fascinating operations of the dam. A seated hot freshly cooked lunch at a restaurant is also included as well as complimentary Mac King tickets ($45 value)
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Combo Tour

Small Group Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Combo Tour

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** Please Note - Due to COVID-19, the interior of the Hoover Dam is currently closed ** Visit the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in one day on this combo tour from Las Vegas. You'll have the chance to see both natural and man-made wonders as you travel by 4-wheel-drive luxury "tour trekker" with a guide who provides extensive commentary. Lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
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$355.00
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Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Leave the neon lights of Sin City behind during this relaxing full-day guided kayak excursion on the Black Canyon section of the Colorado River. This paddling trip, which navigates several miles of placid water close to Hoover Dam, is great for kayakers of all experience levels. During your trip, stop to explore idyllic riverside beaches, caves, canyons, and hot springs. Your kayak guide also points out local wildlife, hidden inlets, hiking spots, and historical sites along the way. The trip also includes all necessary kayaking equipment, river permits, and safety lesson, lunch, bottled water, snacks, dry bag for personal items and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 12 hours
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Small-Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour With Strip Pickup

Small-Group 3 Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour With Strip Pickup

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Visit Hoover Dam on a Las Vegas "mini" tour that doesn't take up a whole day so you don't waste your precious vacation time. Or, perhaps you have a late flight and want to do something fun after hotel check-out. After departing the Strip, head to the dam, where you visit lookout points for views and photo ops.
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  • 3 hours
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Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas

Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas

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This is a small group tour for 14 persons which makes it more intimate and relaxing for the passengers. We'll have plenty stops for you to stretch, eat or take more pictures if you see something else you like on the road. We offer complimentary pickup and drop off at the hotel you are staying. Also, it's our pleasure to offer you snacks, beverages and lunch on the house. We also offer information about all the places we are visiting and many more. Our main purpose it's to make you feel comfortable and happy.
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  • 14 hours
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Small Group to Ghost Town, Gold Mine, Hoover Dam (Optional Red Rock Sunset Tour)

Small Group to Ghost Town, Gold Mine, Hoover Dam (Optional Red Rock Sunset Tour)

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Combine several must-see sights outside of Las Vegas—Red Rock Canyon, Techatticup Mine, the Hoover Dam, and Nelson's Ghost Town—on a single tour. All transportation is provided, which makes this multi-stop tour easy, and you'll travel with a small group which means you get personalized attention. Along the way, listen to insightful narrative from your guide, allowing you to get the most out of your explorations.
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  • 10 hours
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Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

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See two major American attractions — one natural, one man-made — on this day trip from Las Vegas. First take in the engineering wonder that is Hoover Dam, including the generator room and top of the dam, and then cross into Arizona to the Grand Canyon West Rim to visit scenic viewpoints and enjoy a picnic lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk

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This Grand Canyon day tour has it all! Avoid the crowds at the canyon as this tour picks up from select hotels, giving you more time to enjoy your destination! Enroute to the West Rim and exclusive to this particular tour, you'll enjoy a hot, sit-down breakfast at a restaurant. This tour also includes a bonus stop at the Hoover Dam Memorial Bridge where you can capture incredible photos of the Dam! Continuing onto the Grand Canyon, your tour guide will tell you all about the Canyon and the Hualapai Indians. Included is admission to the West Rim, VIP bus access at the Canyon (an exclusive benefit for this tour only), Breakfast, BBQ lunch on the canyon rim and two bottles of water. Return to Las Vegas at approximately 5pm.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Hoover Dam Tour by Luxury Tour Trekker

Small Group Hoover Dam Tour by Luxury Tour Trekker

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** Please Note - Due to COVID-19, the interior of the Hoover Dam is currently closed ** Visit the Hoover Dam on a small-group tour that goes inside the dam to explore the massive, working power plant. Traveling in a custom vehicle equipped with viewing windows and a flat-screen TV ensures a comfortable trip through the Nevada desert, and twice-daily departures from Las Vegas mean the tour can accommodate your own sightseeing schedule.
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  • 3 hours
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Valley of Fire & Hoover Dam Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Valley of Fire & Hoover Dam Photo Tour from Las Vegas

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Tour the Valley of Fire with a guide and get the best possible photos of the otherworldly landscape on this photography tour. With round-trip transportation from Las Vegas included, there's no need to rent a car and you can enjoy the scenery on the journey. Spend the day exploring the unique landscape and capturing photos of the area's flora, fauna, and natural formations.
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  • 8 hours
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Grand Canyon West Rim Flight with Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim Flight with Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Visit a man-made wonder and a natural phenomenon on a half-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam, including a trip in a fixed-wing plane. Enjoy views of the Colorado river as you soar above the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and capture unforgettable images of the desert landscape. See the soaring face of Hoover Dam from the air, then explore the dam’s interior on a guided tour that goes deep into the walls of the Black Canyon before returning to Las Vegas.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas

Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas

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Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to Hoover Dam on this guided, 5-hour, small-group sightseeing adventure from Las Vegas. Visit the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and Generator Room, enjoy an informational movie and check out the view from the top of the dam and Lake Mead. Learn about the history of Hoover Dam, with an abundance of staggering facts. On the return trip to Las Vegas, make a short visit to a local park where herds of bighorn sheep typically graze. All entrance fees, snacks and bottled water are included.
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  • 5 hours
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Hoover Dam Comedy Tour

Hoover Dam Comedy Tour

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This is sure to be one of your best days in Vegas! Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Hoover Dam, led by a professional comedian! Make a stop for great views at the bypass bridge, then enter the dam to see the inside workings of the dam as well as a tour from the top. A hot lunch is also included on the funniest dam tour in Vegas! Please note the interior of the dam is not currently open due to COVID, but alternate stops will be made.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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You can’t visit Las Vegas without taking in the spectacular sight of the majestic Hoover Dam! A true marvel, the dam was constructed in less than five years during the Great Depression by thousands of men who ventured into Black Canyon to harness the power of the mighty Colorado. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to a chocolate factory or a paddleboat cruise on Lake Mead.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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PRIVATE Deluxe Petit Tour of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Historic Boulder City

PRIVATE Deluxe Petit Tour of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Historic Boulder City

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Take a break from Vegas for a few hours with this small-group tour to Hoover Dam. Skip the hassle of renting a car and relax on the journey to the U.S.'s greatest feat of engineering. On the way back, look out for big horn sheep at Hemenway Park or check out the shops at nearby Boulder City.
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  • 3 hours
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Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam Half-Day Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam Half-Day Photo Tour from Las Vegas

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Whether you’re shooting for print or social media, capture brilliant images of scarlet cliffs, blue sky, and muted desert flora on this private photo tour of Red Rock Canyon, just minutes from Las Vegas. Your personal guide knows all the best viewpoints to capture landscapes and selfies, and can let you into the area’s secrets as well. Needless to say, your day includes door-to-door round-trip private transfers.
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  • 6 hours
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2 Day / 1 Night Kayaking Trip on Black Canyon below Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

2 Day / 1 Night Kayaking Trip on Black Canyon below Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

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Why paddle just one day in Black Canyon, when you could stay overnight, and sleep out under the stars? Kayak two full days on our most popular Colorado River adventure! This river trip is the best outdoor value in Las Vegas. You need only show up with a smile and ready to have some fun! Once you are on the water, the adventure begins!
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  • 2 days
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Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

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** Please Note - Due to COVID-19, the interior of the Hoover Dam is currently closed ** Set out from your Las Vegas hotel in a luxury SUV to the Hoover Dam, a remarkable National Historic Landmark. During the ride, learn about several points of interest from your experienced guide as you relax in comfort and style. Get a bird's-eye view of the dam on the observation deck and float along the Colorado River for even more views.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Personally-Guided Hoover Dam Expedition Tour

Personally-Guided Hoover Dam Expedition Tour

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Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to Hoover Dam on this guided, 6-hour, small-group sightseeing adventure from Las Vegas. Travel through Boulder City and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area en route to Hoover Dam. Upon arrival, stop at the Visitor Center and take a look at the dam’s generators on a Power Plant tour. Then enjoy an informative 10-minute movie and head to the top of the dam. Along the way, learn about the fascinating history, with an abundance of staggering facts. Breakfast and a hotel pickup/drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Hoover Dam Highlights Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Highlights Tour from Las Vegas

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Hoover Dam is renowned as one of the world’s most impressive manmade wonders, towering 700 feet (213 meters) over the Colorado River. On this tour, enjoy magnificent views of the dam from both sides of the Mike O'Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, learn more about the remarkable feat of engineering, and make a stop in Boulder City.
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  • 5 hours
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Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam, Seven Magic Mountains Small Group Day Tour

Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam, Seven Magic Mountains Small Group Day Tour

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Visit 3 of the best locations around Las Vegas on this small-group day tour. Stops include Seven Magic Mountains, the Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon West. Add extra excitement with a walk on the Skywalk or a Helicopter Tour of the Grand Canyon!
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  • 12 hours
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Las Vegas Private Tour: Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas Private Tour: Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon

This is a private tour from Las Vegas, which covers attractions easily accessible from Las Vegas. At a reasonable price, you enjoy: - Valley of Fire with its fiery colors and shapes - Hoover Dam, one of the largest dams in the world - Red Rock Canyon with its contrasting red rock faces and desert We offer this fulfilling tour for you to escape from the city and have an amazing experience in the great nature. Your experienced guide will make sure you will have a great time and unforgettable experience! Our tour guides will take your temperature before you board the vehicle, and in the case that you have a temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F), we will not be able to accept you and your party, and we will cancel the tour (there will be no refund issued). We kindly request for your understanding to keep our community safe and healthy.
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  • 10 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Hoover Dam hours of operation?
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Hoover Dam hours of operation: Daily 9am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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