When the bright lights, relentless wall of sound and the general intensity of Las Vegas become tiresome, change your scenery on one of these excellent tours to the Hoover Dam.
There are plenty of fascinating and day trip-worthy destinations outside Sin City and Hoover Dam is one of them. The concrete behemoth, completed in 1936, is an engineering marvel and it sits at a scenic juncture of the Colorado River, fanning out into Lake Mead. Here are four of the best tours to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, each selected due to their value for money, strong itinerary and the reviews left by previous customers.
Hoover Dam exterior experience from Las Vegas
Get to know the Nevada beyond the bright lights of Vegas. Start by visiting Boulder City (where many of the dam builders lived) and Lake Mead, then cross over the top of the dam. Take a tour of the power plant, followed by some free time to explore the dam’s environs. Hoover Dam is only 33 miles from Las Vegas, so you will not have to worry about spending too much of this six-hour tour stuck inside a vehicle. All entry fees are included in the price of this tour. From $50 per person.
From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam highlights tour
One of the great things about the Hoover Dam is that a road is built over the top of it. This four-hour tour is ideal for anybody who is interested more in seeing the views of the dam, rather than heading into structure itself. You’ll get to drive over the dam, as well as stopping at the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, for more of an aerial view. Time is also taken to visit the Lake Mead Visitor’s Center. Round-trip transportation is by air-conditioned coach. From $55 per person.
Small group Hoover Dam mini tour from Vegas
Do you want to take a tour that actually lets you go inside Hoover Dam? This three-hour, more personalized excursion facilitates just that. You’ll be chauffeured out to the dam, then get the chance to walk over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway, which overlooks the dam and Lake Mead to the mountains beyond. You’ll then get to drive over the dam proper, before returning to Vegas. This tour is available daily. From $70 per person.
Hoover Dam comedy tour with lunch
To say this comedy tour is a hoot is no understatement, for it is perhaps one of Nevada’s most enjoyable tours. Your comedian guide leads the proceedings as you head out to Hoover Dam Power Plant before taking a walking tour to the top of the dam. There is perhaps no better way to learn about the history and significance of what you are experiencing than through the medium of comedy. Past customers have been unanimous in their praise of the tour’s organization and the comfort of the transportation provided. From $95 per person.