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Hoover Dam Experience from Las Vegas (Exterior Only)
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get beyond Las Vegas to explore Nevada’s history and landscape on a 6-hour tour to Boulder City, the Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead, including a two-hour Power Plant Tour at the Hoover Dam. This 6-hour Hoover Dam excursion includes pickup and drop-off at most Las Vegas hotels, entrance fees, and transport by air-conditioned coach. Both morning and afternoon departure times are available. DUE TO CURRENT PANDEMIC VISITOR CENTER IS CLOSED. GENERATOR PORTION OF TOUR NOT AVAILABLE. THIS IS AN EXTERIOR TOUR ONLY
  • 6-hour trip from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam
  • See Boulder City and Lake Mead
  • Guided Power Plant Tour included
  • Free time to shop and eat at the dam
  • All entrance fees included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose the departure time that suits your schedule, then leave the city for a scenic, 33-mile (53-km) drive through the desert, passing historic Boulder City on your way to the Hoover Dam. Learn about the dam workers who lived in Boulder City in the early 1930s, and get views across Lake Mead, the second-largest manmade lake in the Western Hemisphere.

You’ll cross over the top of the dam, then pause for 15 to 20 minutes at the Arizona Lookout, which offers a great perspective on the entire dam area, including the Bypass Bridge.

The next stop is the Hoover Dam Visitors Center, where you’ll join the two-hour Power Plant Tour. Learn about the history of the dam on a tour that combines exhibits, film presentations, and guides, and get a good overview of how the massive dam functions.

Following your Power Plant Tour, you’ll have some free time to shop or visit the Hoover Dam restaurant, then begin the return trip to Las Vegas, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
The Las Vegas Strip
This exciting tour commences with complimentary hotel pickup. As you make your way to the Hoover Dam, you will drive through historic Boulder City, home of the Hoover Dam construction workers in the early 1930's. You will also travel past Lake Mead, the second largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere, before crossing over the top of the Dam with closeup views of the architecture, penstocks and Arizona Spillway.
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam
This exciting tour commences with complimentary hotel pickup. As you make your way to the Hoover Dam, you will drive through historic Boulder City, home of the Hoover Dam construction workers in the early 1930's. You will also travel past Lake Mead, the second largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere, before crossing over the top of the Dam with closeup views of the architecture, penstocks and Arizona Spillway. When the Hoover Dam was completed early in 1935, it was both the world's largest electric power producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure, weighing a total of 6.6 million tons. You will discover a multitude of facts on your tour about this impressive structure.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam Bypass
The Bypass Bridge opened in 2010 stretching nearing 2,000 feet long and 840 feet above the Colorado River, making it the second highest bridge in the United States. Ample time is provided for souvenir shopping and purchase of food items at the Dam restaurant. This is truly an exciting and very educational experience that will provide you with a thorough overview of this fascinating, 80 year old, civil engineering wonder of the world.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Due to COVID19, the generator room is closed at this time. The tour is an EXTERIOR tour only; however, we are including other opportune stops during the tour to fill in. No estimate at this time generator room will open.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Hoover Dam
Due to COVID 19 the Power Plant is not open at this time, so the tour focuses on external factors only.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Rest room facilities available at the Arizona Lookout and the Visitors Center
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sweetours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How can I arrange pickup for the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:Pickup is available from many Las Vegas Strip hotels. When booking your tour, please select your hotel from the list. Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm the exact pickup details.
Aug 2021
Q:
What if my hotel is not listed for pickup?
A:Hotel pickup is only available from the hotels listed in the "Tour Details" section at checkout. Please select the closest hotel to your location. Once confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to confirm your pickup details.
Aug 2021
Q:
How do I know when and where to meet for my Hoover Dam Experience pickup?
A:Be sure to call the phone number on your voucher 24-72 hours prior to your departure date to confirm your exact pickup time and location.
Aug 2021
Q:
How far from Las Vegas is the Hoover Dam?
A:From the Strip, it is just under 40 miles. The drive takes approximately 1 hour in each direction.
Aug 2021
Q:
How long do we stay at the Hoover Dam during the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:You will have approximately 2 hours to explore the Hoover Dam, 20 minutes on the Hoover Dam Bypass for pictures, and 30 minutes in historic Boulder City.
Aug 2021
Q:
Do we go inside the Hoover Dam during the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:The inside of the Dam is not available at this time. While at the dam you will go on the Hoover Dam Powerplant tour, view the Arizona Spillway, and Look Out.
Aug 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:It is best to wear comfortable outdoor clothing with closed-toe shoes. You may want to bring a hat and layered clothing.
Aug 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:Bring sunscreen and a hat. Don't forget to bring a camera!
Aug 2021
Q:
Are car seats available during the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:Yes - If you require a car seat, please notate the request in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. The local operator provides car seats for children under 5 years old and under 60 lbs.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring a stroller for my child on the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:Yes, please notate the request in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Aug 2021
Q:
Is the Hoover Dam Experience handicap accessible?
A:Yes - Collapsible wheelchairs are acceptable, but all guests must be able to enter/exit the vehicle without assistance. Please notate if you require any accommodations in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Aug 2021
Q:
Does the vehicle used for the Hoover Dam Experience have seatbelts?
A:Yes, all vehicles are equipped with seatbelts.
Aug 2021
Q:
Is there air conditioning in the vehicle during the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:Yes, there is air conditioning and heating. You are welcome to bring blankets in the winter if desired.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage/backpacks/purses with me on the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:A purse or standard-sized backpack is acceptable, however, there is no storage space in the vehicle. Anything you bring needs to fit comfortably in your lap throughout the tour.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring my pet with me on the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:Pets are unfortunately not allowed on the tour. Certified service animals are permitted and may join.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring food/drinks with me on the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:For the safety and comfort of all guests, full meals or glass bottles are prohibited on the vehicle. You are welcome to bring a small containable snack such as a granola bar. Due to state law, alcoholic beverages are prohibited in vehicles.
Aug 2021
Q:
Will I be back in Las Vegas in time for an evening show/dinner/flight after the Hoover Dam Experience?
A:It is not recommended to book any shows or flights the same day as this tour, as there can be delays due to unforeseeable circumstances like weather, road closures, etc.
Aug 2021
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hoover Dam Experience from Las Vegas (Exterior Only)?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers.

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star-5
Great Adventure
Timothy_B
, Sep 2021
Bill the bus driver was very informative and knowledgeable the Hoover dam and Lake mead. Tour was very enjoyable
star-5
Great Experience and very informative
Will_W
, Aug 2021
We’ll worth it! Bill our guide was really knowledgeable and the whole experience was awesome. Highly recommend esp. for those who haven’t been to Vegas a lot
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
So glad you enjoyed the tour with us. Yes, Bill is amongst our best tour guides and a real authority on the many attractions of the southwest. Please come see us again and perhaps experience one of our fabulous Grand Canyon Tours. Best always
star-5
Great Hoover Dam Tour
Dyvonne_G
, Aug 2021
We really enjoyed the tour learned alkr about the Hoover Dam. Great tour guide and was very knowledgable and nice!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
The Hoover Dam is truly "must see" attraction when visiting Las Vegas and so happy you traveled with Sweetours to experience this civil engineering wonder of the world. Come back and see us again and please stay safe!
star-5
Great tour
William_N
, Jul 2021
Bus was on time. Driver was very knowledgeable. Everything I expected and great value for the money.
star-5
Dam Tour
Robert_L
, Jul 2021
All parts of the trip were memorable. Once the confusion for the meet up time was resolved, the trip went well. I would go again.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for your wonderful comments. Glad we could sort out the confusion. Hoover Dam is a fascinating attraction to visit, nearly 90 years old, and once again, glad you could experience its history and amazing architecture. Come see us again! Take care and best to you and family.
star-5
Great Sites
Robert_B
, Jul 2021
Just looking at the sites. Took beautiful pictures . Learning the history of the HOOVER DAM. HOW IT generate electricity and supply water to other states
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Yes, it is truly and amazing civil engineering structure and nearly 90 years old. Glad you could enjoy its stunning history and how it has been a mainstay for the Las Vegas Valley. Thanks again for your favorable comments. Come see us again and maybe consider a visit to the Grand Canyon! Take care and be safe!
star-5
really interesting
Don_N
, Jun 2021
bill was quite knowledgeable about the dam, I learned a lot about boulder city and the building of the dam, we had an enjoyable trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Glad you had a great tour experience with Sweetours! Yes, Bill is a very professional and experienced tour guide who ranks at the top of our guide staff. I will pass on your nice words to him. Come see us soon.
star-3
No power plant tour included as advertised.
Roger_S
, Jun 2021
Overall the tour was great. The guild was very knowledgeable and informative. Disappointed that we did not get to see the power plant as that’s the main reason we chose this tour over others. Seems a bit like false advertising.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Yes, the Power Plant is closed until further notice due to COVID19 and not anticipated to reopen until 2022. As a result, we conduct the exterior tour only with some add ons to further enhance the tour. The exterior status is mentioned on the Viator site but buried too deep to pick up on. I just went into the site and included the term EXTERIOR ONLY so that folks would pick up on the restriction right away. Glad you enjoyed the actual tour, quite a civil engineering landmark that is nearly 90 years old and attracts a million visitors a year. I hope that you had a safe trip home after a wonderful vacation in Las Vegas. If you would like to learn more about the Power Plant portion, please send me your email address and I will forward to you some wonderful images and content. Thanks again for traveling with us.
star-5
Enjoyable
Jennifer_T
, May 2021
Had a great experience, tour guide was informative and it was such a beautiful sight! Definitely recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Needs punctual and interactive tour guides
Keomil
, May 2021
Very knowledgeable tour guide and majestic views of the Dam. We’re told to be at pickup by 7am and was 15 min late. Then was told at Hoover Dam to be back for pick up at 1230 and again 15 min late. Wish the guides here were more interactive with the riders.

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