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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Highlights Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Highlights Tour

Experience the top highlights of Hoover Dam on a half-day tour that is perfect for those who want to enjoy views overlooking Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the historic Boulder City. Depart from the Las Vegas Strip aboard a luxury motorcoach for a quick ride to Boulder City, home of the workers who built the Hoover Dam. The stop at this charming town includes a free visit to the Hoover Dam Museum, cafes, antique shops and a unique art walk featuring beautiful, bronze statues. Get stunning views of this "Man-Made Wonder of the World" from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which gives an aerial view from 900 feet above the Colorado River and Black Canyon.   Have a photo stop at the highest overlook on the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam and visit the Lake Mead Visitor’s Center.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Experience w/ Power Plant Tour

2. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Experience w/ Power Plant Tour

Take in unique and stunning views of the Black Canyon, the Colorado River, inside the Hoover Dam, and below and above the dam as well. Learn about the fascinating history of the concrete cavity arch dam that took over five years and nearly 50 million dollars to complete. Venture across the astounding second-highest bridge in the USA, the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and take in the stunning views of the Black Canyon of the Colorado River and the massive Hoover Dam from above. Experience the Hoover Dam on a guided walking tour as you set foot on top of the Dam constructed by thousands of workers during the Great Depression. Marvel at the Hoover Dam from below, then discover the Power-plant and Generator rooms that provide large amounts of power for parts of Nevada, Arizona, and California. Learn all about the fascinating history of the storied and enormous Hoover Dam as you visit the Hoover Dam visitor center and then finally the Hoover Dam museum in Boulder City.

Las Vegas: Best Dam Tour of Hoover Dam/Boulder City

3. Las Vegas: Best Dam Tour of Hoover Dam/Boulder City

Start with a pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas strip or downtown Las Vegas on board a comfortable coach. Take a scenic drive through the Mojave Desert over to Boulder City, NV. Visit the historic downtown area where the workers were housed and project leaders carried out the building of one of the largest and important public works projects in United States history. Peruse the museum, see the local shops, get coffee, doughnuts, and other assorted food and drink as well as local souvenirs. Drive through the beautiful homes of modern times and construction on your way to the Dam site. See the Arizona side of the Dam before going back to Nevada for a guided walking tour of the top of the Dam. Climb 69 steps to reach the top of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and enjoy stunning views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, and nearby extinct volcano. Lastly, make a stop to see Lake Mead from afar at Hemenway Park. Be lucky to spot wild, native Desert Big Horn Sheep that often feed on the grass or rest in the shade of the well cared for lawn. After approximately 5 hours of touring, return to your pickup location.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Small Group Tour

4. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Small Group Tour

Take a guided tour of the Hoover Dam with this day tour from Las Vegas. Explore the most-visited dam in the world on this fun sightseeing tour with a professional guide. Be picked up from Las Vegas and relax as you are driven to historic Boulder City. Stop for the chance to see some Bighorn sheep grazing at Hemenway Park. Next, journey high above the Colorado River to get a bird's-eye view of the Hoover Dam from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Snap some pictures, while learning how the dam works and how it was built. Marvel at panoramic views of Lake Mead (the man-made lake formed by the dam) from Lake Mead Overlook. Return to your hotel in Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas: Boulder City Self-Guided Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Boulder City Self-Guided Tour

Experience an incredible day exploring Boulder City. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Las Vegas and travel for 45-minutes to Boulder City also known as the town that built Hoover Dam. Explore Boulder City and visit antique shops, famous eateries, and the Boulder Dam Motel and Museum. Follow your self-guided tour through the historic district and be transported back in time. Some of the many sites and activities that you can enjoy on your own include, the Historic Boulder Dam Hotel, antique shops, cafes with indoor and outdoor dining, the Hoover Dam Museum, Boulder Bowl, and the art walk, bronze statues around town.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Trike Tour

6. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Trike Tour

Take control of your very own Rewaco trike motorcycle and ride out of Las Vegas to viewpoints overlooking the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Start your tour with a short highway ride to historic Boulder City, where you'll have a chance to buy some snacks or lunch and take a bathroom break. Ride out to Hoover Dam and stop at the top overlook. Find out about the Dam as you take in the views. Next, stop at the Lake Mead Overlook for the views and photo opportunities. Ride back to Las Vegas at the end of your tour.

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Such an interesting tour by MojaveWave. We highly recommend the tour company, nothing was too much trouble and time was our own. Both tour members were very knowledgeable about The Hoover Dam and endless other subjects that came our way on the tour. Jason’s knowledge is unsurpassed, his humour also and Brian is a close second with his knowledge and unsurpassed driving, both take a mean photograph! They have a very comfortable, new vehicle with endless supplies of water so necessary in the climate. The whole tour definitely proved value for money and we would travel with MojaveWave anytime.

This was a fantastic experience Boulder City, Las Vegas Sign and Hoover Dam. Brian a fantastic bus driver, Jason the ultimate tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodating, so easy working with the group. The best tour for value for money, great bus with true panoramic windows, comfy seats with plenty of leg room. The best tour experience we had in Las Vegas. Highly recommend. Thanks for a great experience on our last day in Vegas. We will be back to do the Death Valley tour.

The tour guide Darren was great. He had a lot of knowledge of the history of Boulder City and Hoover Dam and we got to see the dam and Lake Mead from many different angles.

Our tour guide Ronnie is so pleasant, informative, and smart. His sense of humor is so good that we never felt bored at any point of our trip.

Brian and Jason did a great job. Very knowledgeable and a blast to be with