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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

  • Walk on the spectacular Hoover Dam for an incredible view and one-of-a-kind photo adventure
  • Take a Powerplant tour down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • Benefit from knowledgeable guides that provide a sightseeing tour with a difference
  • Lunch and round-trip transport from select hotels included
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Professional Step-On Tour Guide (for your information & fun)
Government's Power Plant Tour Inside the Dam (Subject to availability due to Covid restrictions)
Government's Visitor Center and Exhibit Tour (Subject to availability due to Covid restrictions)
Exclusive 45 minute Walk On The Top Tour of the Dam
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) in a luxury VIP Air-Conditioned bus
Transport by air-conditioned luxury VIP modern vehicle with Restrooms on-board
Photo stop at the "Welcome to Las Vegas" Sign
Photo stop at the Dam Memorial Bridge for Panoramic Pictures of the Dam
Bottled water
Complimentary ticket for the LA Comedy Club at the Strat (a $40 per person value!)
Restroom on board
Stop at Boulder City to experience the Hoover Dam Museum in the Historic Boulder City Hotel
Gratuities
wheelchairs are available for rent for approximately USD $5 at the Dam.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We limit the amount of hotels we visit for pickups, so that we can spend more time at the Dam, and less time on the bus doing pickups. Our hotels for pickup are strategically placed up and down the strip including downtown, so your own hotel should be either right next door or a very short walk away from where you will meet the bus.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Following pickup at select Las Vegas hotels, climb in to the climate-controlled vehicle for the drive to the Hoover Dam. Get to know your guide and small group along the way, learning about Hoover Dam history through your guide's commentary.

Upon arrival, start your visit with the Powerplant Tour. Descend 524 feet (160 meters) into the walls of the Black Canyon to see the Nevada Powerwing. Stroll through the generators and see the enormous pipe inside one of the diversion tunnels. After poking around in the depths of the earth, take the elevator back up to the Visitor Center. Get a full picture of the Hoover Damn's history through the exhibits and displays that show the building of the dam and its daily operations.

The highlight of this tour is the Walk on the Top portion: trek over the top of the dam itself. This excursion is one of the only from Las Vegas to offer this option. Stop by the bypass bridge to see the dam from above, before hopping back into your bus to head back to Las Vegas.

During the trip home, stop for lunch to fuel up after your day of learning, seeing and doing. 

Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your select hotel in Las Vegas.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Las Vegas
We proudly offer a designated bus driver (for safety) and step-on tour guide (for entertainment and information). Our drivers do not double as tour guides. Start your tour with pickup from select Las Vegas hotels and we don't take you to a central location to reload onto a different bus. You will go out on the bus you were picked up in. Limiting pick-ups and traveling on one bus allows us to save time and get back early. It can take hours to pull in and out of every hotel. By limiting pick-ups to 7 we are usually the first bus company to Hoover Dam. En route, your guide entertains and answers questions Hoover Dam, its history and/or the Las Vegas area.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
We include a photo stop at the famous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign - Our guides will show you the best place to stand to get your photos to create a happy memory of your time in Vegas.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Boulder City
Travel through historic Boulder City, viewing the quaint Dingbat houses which were built for the Dam Workers, and the historic Hoover Dam Hotel. We also make a stop here so you can visit the Hoover Dam Museum.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam Bypass
Our buses have an added treat, a photo stop at the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge for the single best view available of Hoover Dam. Get those cameras ready for the best selfie ever!
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam
On arrival, you’ll begin with a generator viewing. Travel 524 feet (160 meters) into the walls of Black Canyon to view the Nevada power-plant, generators and a 30-foot-diameter (9-meter) pipe inside one of the four giant diversion tunnels. (Please note: This portion of the tour is not guaranteed due to occasional closures by the Department or Reclamation. We recommend you call the dam and check the day prior to your tour if this is of paramount importance) Next, head into the Hoover Dam Visitor Center where you can see the history of Hoover Dam and view numerous exhibits that explain how the dam was built, how it operates and who benefits from the water and electricity. Walk on the Top Tour - This is an exclusive, fully guided comprehensive 45-minute walk over the top of the dam. Your knowledgeable guide will touch all aspects of the dam including electricity, outlet works, intake towers, concrete, diversion tunnels, water/drought, deaths, wages, earthquakes, artwork, WWII and more.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Omelet House
Relax and enjoy pleasant conversation with fellow travelers over a hot made-to-order sit down lunch on the way back to Las Vegas. As you drive back to town, you might hear Vegas trivia about topics such like the mafia, casino moguls, activities, restaurant deals and more before being dropped off. Each guide has a unique style and information.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The interior tour is not recommended for people that suffer from claustrophobia, who have pacemakers or defibrillators
  • Transportation is not wheelchair accessible however wheelchairs are available for rent for the Dam. If you require a wheelchair at the Dam please let your tour guide know.
  • The Hoover Dam is a government-operated facility. Elevator closures to the generator rooms may happen without notice due to mechanical or security issues
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. We do recommend guests wear a face mask, but this is not mandatory. Please be sure to bring one if you wish to wear it. All vehicles are sanitized prior to every tour and social distancing will be strongly encouraged.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Comedy On Deck

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Does the bus have restrooms onboard during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:Depending on the size of the bus, there may or may not be a bathroom on board. However, you are never on the bus for more than 45 minutes without a bathroom break. Regular bathroom stops are made on all tours.
Jul 2021
Q:
Is the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch family friendly?
A:Absolutely! All guides are family-friendly, and there are usually several kids on this tour. The objective is to make the tour as fun and as friendly as possible for everyone.
Jul 2021
Q:
Is there air conditioning/heating onboard the bus during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:Yes. You should be as comfortable as possible on your tour, so all buses are at an optimum comfortable temperature all year around.
Jul 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own bag/cooler on board the bus during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:Only small bags and coolers are allowed (something that can be put between your feet or under your seat). The hoover dam security checkpoint does not allow large bags, and there may not be space to store the bag.
Jul 2021
Q:
Is there a place I can store my luggage during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:All Las Vegas hotels offer free bag storage. You may wish to check out of the hotel in the morning, store your bags with the bag storage, then when you arrive back from your tour, pick up your bags and head straight to the airport.
Jul 2021
Q:
How do I arrange pickup at my hotel for the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:Upon checkout, select the hotel where you are staying in Las Vegas. After confirmation, call the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to coordinate exact pickup details.
Jul 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian or other dietary options available for lunch during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas?
A:Yes. There are multiple options available for lunch, and all dietary needs can be accommodated.
Jul 2021
Q:
What does the "Walk on the Top" tour include?
A:All guides are ‘Dam Experts’. This tour includes a 45 minute “Walk on the Top” tour of the dam, where you learn about the concrete, high-scalers, intake towers, outlet works, wages, rumors, deaths, etc. It’s a signature part of the tour.
Jul 2021
Q:
Does the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch include admission inside the Dam?
A:Yes – this tour includes a ticket for access into the dam, where you will receive a government tour and get to explore the generator room, powerplant, interior tunnels, and all other aspects of the interior workings of the Hoover Dam.
Jul 2021
Q:
How much time do we spend at the Dam overall during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:You will spend approx 2.5 hours at the dam. This is plenty of time to do the 'Walk on the Top' tour, the interior tour, plus explore the dam on your own time.
Jul 2021
Q:
How long is the tour inside the Dam during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:You will journey down into the dam for a 30-minute guided tour to a viewing platform overlooking a 30-foot diameter penstock pipe and the Nevada wing of the Powerplant. Admission to Visitor Center exhibits and observation deck are also included.
Jul 2021
Q:
How long do we spend on the Bridge overlook Hoover Dam for photos?
A:For the very best views and photos of the Hoover Dam, you will make a 25-minute photo stop at the Memorial Bridge.
Jul 2021
Q:
When do we receive the complimentary Mac King tickets?
A:You will receive the voucher for the complimentary Mac King Magic Show tickets at the end of your tour.
Jul 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch.

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Traveler Tips


  • "One thing to keep in mind - this is a government facility and being able to go inside the dam is sometimes difficult or the lines are long." See review
  • "Keeping in mind, you may have a long wait in line to do this but you can." See review
  • "Be sure to allow until 4pm before you are back at the hotel." See review

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star-5
Hoover Dam great tour
Pat_M
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed it. The guide, Harrison, was really good. He was very informative and funny. We would do it again.
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Comedy tour
Barbara_V
, Sep 2021
Harrison was so knowledgeable and of course hilarious! We also lived our bus driver Angela. Having cold bottled water on the trip was a nice perk! Lunch was organized and staff friendly. The trip made our day! Thank you again. Kent and Barbara Vaske
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Nice trip very...
Omar_L
, Sep 2021
Nice trip very professional crew very fun to go I will recommend to friends really good time here in Vegas
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The tour guide was very...
Lynnette_C
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was very informative and made the experience filled with laughter. The tour took is to parts of Navada that we couldn't experience on the strip
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Great Guide and Driver
Colleen_S
, Sep 2021
Harrison and Robert were great! Love the tour with Harrison as a guide. Learned a lot about Dam and Las Vegas.
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Great time and well balanced time at sites
Wesley_H
, Sep 2021
Great time and extremely knowledgeable tour guide - Harrison. Kept it fun and informative. Was perfect amount of interaction. Vegas Sign, Tillman memorial bridge, the dam and Boulder City. Good amount of time at each and never felt rushed.
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star-4
Our tour guide was very...
Rita_L
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and went into detail about each stop. We were never bored and appreciated his humor. We also appreciated having a separate driver from the speaker. We knew he was totally concentrating on the route.
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Disappointment
Jim_S
, Sep 2021
Very disappointed that your website led us to believe we could tour the interior of the dam. Also very disappointed in the vulgar comedy/humor. We are mature adults but enjoy clean humor, not R rated, and didn’t care to hear constantly of Dan’s need for a joint or a drink.
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Fun trip
Lynnette_A
, Sep 2021
The whole experience was great we enjoyed both Dan and Mel never a dull moment story’s and informative information very interesting and fun I liked that we stopped and got out about every half an hour 👍🏻
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Hoover Dam & Lunch Tour
Beth_B
, Sep 2021
The tour was great! Harrison was witty, knowledgeable and we could tell he loves his job! We would highly recommend going to see Hoover Dam with Comedy on Deck.
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