Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

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6 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Tour departs from selected Las Vegas hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
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Let professional local guides take you on an all-inclusive tour of Hoover Dam, educating you on all aspects of Hoover Dam in an informative and entertaining way. Join the Powerplant tour and peruse the Visitor Center, allowing you to learn from every moment of your visit. In addition, this ultimate Hoover Dam tour is one of the only excursions from Las Vegas to offer an exclusive 45-minute Walk on the Top tour. A restaurant lunch and transportation from Las Vegas are included.

Start your 6.5-hour Hoover Dam tour with hotel pickup from selected Las Vegas hotels. Hop aboard the air-conditioned minivan for transport to Hoover Dam, an approximate 45-minute drive away. En route, your guide enlightens your small group with encyclopedic knowledge on all aspects of Hoover Dam and its history.

On arrival, you’ll begin with a Powerplant tour. Travel 524 feet (160 meters) into the walls of Black Canyon to view the Nevada Powerwing, generators and a 30-foot-diameter (9-meter) pipe inside one of the four diversion tunnels.

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.

Then take a fully guided Walk on the Top tour — a comprehensive 45-minute walking tour over the top of the dam. Snap photographs of Lake Mead at the scenic Lake Mead Overlook before enjoying an early afternoon lunch at a restaurant on the way back to Las Vegas (see menu options below).

You’ll make a short but sweet stop at Ethel M's Chocolate Factory and hear Vegas trivia about Howard Hughes, the mafia and more before drop-off at selected hotels.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Government's power plant tour
  • Government's visitor center and exhibit tour
  • Walk on the top tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)