Hoover Dam

See the famous dam bordering Nevada and Arizona, built by thousands of workers during the Great Depression.

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Hoover Dam: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. You will receive a light breakfast snack upon boarding the Grand Canyon bus. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Tour

Travel in style and comfort to the most popular sightseeing attraction in Nevada. The Hoover Dam is a feat of modern engineering and is one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of the Modern World. Your professional guide will personally escort you throughout your tour to help you make the most of your Hoover Dam experience. Several areas of interest along the way include the historic city of Boulder, originally a Federal town built to house the workers building Hoover Dam, and the beautiful Lake Mead – the largest man-made body of water in the western hemisphere – and dramatic views of the Colorado River. At the dam, you’ll see a live presentation on the Dam’s construction and history, and walk through the exhibition galleries and picturesque observation deck. Finally, venture down to the power plant to view the massive generators. The Hoover Dam Discovery Tour offers ample time for thoroughly exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. Enjoy this half-day trip in a custom luxury bus, allowing you a more personalized experience.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

Get ready for a bird’s-eye view of one of the country’s most memorable natural wonders on this scenic airplane tour over the Grand Canyon. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas and admire the canyon’s West Rim from above. Get picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas and head on down to Boulder Terminal for your check-in. Board the air-conditioned passenger aircraft, and prepare for take-off. Fly towards the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, passing over Lake Mead — the largest man-made lake in the US — and the Hoover Dam. Soar above the Colorado River and soak in the scenery as you cross into Arizona. Arrive at the Grand Canyon — a stunning natural phenomenon. Gaze out of the plane's large windows for panoramic views of the swirling colors and rock formations as you benefit from expert commentary in 1 of 16 languages. Enjoy the views on the way back to Boulder Terminal and be dropped off back to your hotel in Las Vegas, where your tour will end. You can request a commemorative flight certificate, and personalized photos are available to purchase.

Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

4. Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Get entry to 35+ Las Vegas attractions during 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days and save on ticket admission prices. For 3-, 4-, or 5-day passes, enjoy 1 premium attraction choice between a Las Vegas Strip helicopter ride, a Zion National Park tour, tickets to The Beatles LOVE, and more. You'll also get a digital guide to help plan your Las Vegas itinerary. Ride the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ, go on a half-day tour of the Hoover Dam, and much more. Attractions and tours included with your Las Vegas Explorer Pass: • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Daytime Pass (2-5 pm) • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Classic Tour • Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket (3-10 PM) • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas • SkyPod at the STRAT • The Big Apple Roller Coaster at NY, NY • The Hunger Games: The Exhibition • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. • Señor Frogs: $20 Food & Drinks Credit • The Mob Museum • REAL BODIES at Bally's • Vegas Rockstar Night Club Tour • Las Vegas Bar Crawl • Rockstar Pool Party Club Tour • Planet Hollywood Las Vegas $15 Meal Credit (valid before 7 PM) • Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour • Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix • Number One Escape Room • Sky Zone Trampoline Park • National Atomic Testing Museum • Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage • Fly LINQ Zipline • Las Vegas Natural History Museum • Erotic Heritage Museum • Virtual Reality Experience • The Official Blair Witch Escape Room • Faaabulous The Show • Legends in Concert • lluminarium Experiences at AREA15 (coming soon) • A Totally Mental Show - Comedy Magic and Mentalism • Ultimate 4D Experience All-Day Pass at Excalibur Choose 1 premium attraction (3-, 4-, or 5-day passes only) from the following: • Grand Canyon Full-Day Tour including a snack and bottled water • Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour: Flight Over The Las Vegas Strip • Bryce Canyon & Zion Nationals Park Tour • SkyJump at the STRAT • Blue Man Group Las Vegas • America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE • Ka by Cirque du Soleil • The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

5. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

See the top attractions around Las Vegas on a half-day trip with a guide, including the Las Vegas sign, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains. Step out of your Las Vegas hotel and climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your tour. Head straight over to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign to beat the crowds for an early morning photo shoot.  Next, drive into the middle of the Mojave Desert to admire the hottest art in town, Seven Magic Mountains. Then, enjoy the views as you drive through Boulder City and on to the Hoover Dam. Walk out onto the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the second-highest bridge in the United States.  Take in the full view of the Hoover Dam. Follow your tour guide on a guided walk across the top of the Hoover Dam, and peer down the face of what once was the tallest dam in the world.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

Marvel at the Grand Canyon from above on this popular helicopter tour from Las Vegas, with transfers included. Land on the canyon floor 3,500 feet below the rim to enjoy it up-close. Treat yourself to some champagne and refreshments while overlooking the Colorado River. After your Las Vegas pickup, experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill—an extinct volcano—along with many other awe-inspiring views. After descending 3,500 feet inside the Grand Canyon and Hualapai Indian Reservation, make sure to snap some photos after landing for some unforgettable souvenirs.  Take in the breathtaking views of the canyon and river in front of you. Then, enjoy a cool beverage, light snack, and champagne toast while sitting 300 feet above the impressive Colorado River.  Continue your journey through the beautiful Black Canyon as your return to the South Las Vegas terminal, then enjoy your transfer back to Las Vegas.  Upgrade your tour to include a flight over the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the city’s downtown area before heading home. This option includes the standard tour plus an additional flight over the world-famous Vegas Strip.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle Tour

7. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle Tour

Escape the city for a while with a guided visit to the Hoover Dam on a day trip from Las Vegas. Take a guided tour in a shared group, and benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas. Select the full-day option to enjoy a buffet lunch, and visit the Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. Get picked up at your hotel and drive to the Hoover Dam, 1 of the 7 man-made Wonders of the World. Travel by air-conditioned bus with deliberately large windows, so you won't miss a thing as you cruise by. As you pass Boulder City, admire the magnificent view of Lake Mead, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. Learn all about the dam’s history from your expert guide’s commentary. See the giant intake towers that bring water inside the dam to generate power for millions of people. Soak up the views from on top of this unforgettable slice of US history and make sure to snap some photos of one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. If you choose the full-day option, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch before heading to the Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. See the production line to discover how these chocolates are produced. Then, stroll through the gardens and admire over 300 species of cactuses. At the end of your guided tour, enjoy the Nevada scenery on the way back. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

8. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Explore the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and the world of the Hualapai tribe on a full-day tour to the West Rim from Las Vegas with lunch and transfers, plus optional helicopter, boat, and Skywalk experiences.  Your guide will provide a live narration as you travel, while you sit back and relax on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim. Stop for a great photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. On arrival, explore the tribal village and Hualapai Market. Grab a bite to eat at the Skywalk Café, before getting panoramic views from Guano Point and Eagle Point. Brave the latest attraction here — the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk. Learn the history and geology of the Canyon from your local guide. Then meet some of the Hualapai tribe when they perform a traditional dance in their full tribal dress. Tailor the rest of the tour to include the experiences you would like from the options below.  Grand Canyon Skywalk option Walk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360˚ panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Helicopter and pontoon ride combo Complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Then, board a pontoon boat for a 15-minute ride along the Colorado River. Skywalk, helicopter, and pontoon boat combo This is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk, thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon, and a 15-minute pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. Then, unwind as you are transferred back to your accommodation in Las Vegas after your day at the Grand Canyon.  

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

9. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

Join this fully guided VIP tour and experience the Walk On The Top tour, the Nevada Power Plant Tour, the Boulder Dam Museum, lunch at the Omelet House right on the outskirts of Las Vegas, and a visit to the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. Enjoy a fully guided walk over Hoover Dam and learn about the concrete, high scalers, depression, earthquakes, cableways, spillways, intake towers, outlet works, drought, wages, and tragic deaths. Once you leave Boulder City, head for lunch at the Omelet House on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Stop at the Las Vegas welcome sign and take some photos of the landmark, without having to wait in line. This tour also includes a special bonus - Complimentary tickets to the LA Comedy Club at the Strat! (a $45 value per ticket). All this and you'll be back in Las Vegas in the early afternoon.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Tour & Helicopter Landing Experience

10. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Tour & Helicopter Landing Experience

Experience a trip to Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Reservation is sure to be a memorable one. Grand Canyon West is a stunning location, where you’ll have approximately 4 hours to explore the reservation and enjoy the natural untouched beauty of the locations along the rim. Discover an action-packed historical and visual experience during 4 hours of activities at the Canyon. Take stops at the magnificent Hoover Dam, the 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point (home to the world-famous Skywalk) and Guano Point (with stunning east and north canyon views). Enjoy a romantic lunch on the rim of the canyon and have the opportunity to walk the world-famous Skywalk (optional, for an additional fee). See the Native American village and authentic handmade Indian jewelry and crafts. Fly in a world-class Eurocopter EC130 jet helicopter on the longest flight available into the Grand Canyon. Land at the bottom with an additional 20 minutes to explore and take photographs. It doesn't get any better or more exciting than this.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,468 reviews

Just wanted to recommend the tour we went on this week with a company called ’Mojave wave’ through Get Your Guide. We booked them for the Grand canyon & Hoover dam and they were amazing. We got picked up at 5.30 from our hotel and was promised it would ‘miss the crowds’ which was so worth it. The first stop we made was at the Las Vegas sign and a perfect photo opportunity. The tour guides gave us water and we’re very knowledgeable making the trip fun and interesting. We then made another stop further down, a time to use the bathroom and get any more refreshments. We went onto the Grand Canyon which and were literally the first people there - no crowds! The next stop was a place to see the famous Joshua tree and then we stopped further down in Boulder City. The final stop of the trip was at hoover dam where we got off the bus and had a look around. The tour hides Jason and Brian were great. We also got a subway lunch included which was ideal. Definitely recommend these guys!

Louise was very knowledgeable about our trip. Any questions he answered without hesitation. Kept us hydrated all the time and was a willing helper on and off the bus. He also packed some extra little stops for us. An excellent experience and would recommend to friends and family.

HAD AN AMAZING TIME, MOSES WAS AWESOME TOUR GUIDE! VERY HELPFUL WITH PICTURE ANGLES AND A FUN RIDE OVER TO THE CANYONS!

The experience was really good, the guide was awesome, abs the money is worth it. I Really recommend this tour.

Amazing tour! Guide was awesome and the tour out of this world!