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Hoover Dam Tours

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The Hoover Dam (originally known as Boulder Dam) is an inspiring symbol of American engineering, built during America’s Great Depression as the then-largest dam construction project in the world. Travelers have flocked here for decades to see picturesque views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and today, the dam receives more than 1 million annual visitors. 

The Basics
The dam is a popular day trip destination from Las Vegas. Visitors can tour the power plant, learn how the dam generates and distributes electricity, and see stunning views of the surrounding riverways, canyons, and valleys. Tour options cover a wide range of interests—visit on a comedy bus, cruise in a Hummer, or even pair the trip with a stop at an outdoor shooting range. For an epic adventure, take in the sites on a helicopter tour or opt for a mountain biking excursion along the waterway. It’s also possible to visit on a combo tour along with the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, or combine a visit to Hoover Dam with a boat cruise on Lake Mead. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring sun protection, comfortable shoes, and plenty of water. 
  • A concession stand at the base of the dam’s parking garage offers a variety of food and drink options.
  • The Hoover Dam Visitors Center and power plant tour are wheelchair accessible, but the dam tour is not accessible. Complimentary parking is available for wheelchair users. 
How to Get There
The Hoover Dam is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas, or 45 minutes by road, near the Arizona–Nevada border. The nearest airport is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Parking can be found near the visitors center.

When to Get There
Because of the stifling desert heat in summer, spring and fall are the best times to visit the Hoover Dam. Expect long lines and heavy traffic on summer weekends; opt for an early morning visit to avoid crowds. 

Inside Hoover Dam
A Hoover Dam tour features much more than just a 726-foot (221-meter) wall. Explore tunnels that were bored directly into the mountainside, hear the harrowing tales of workers who carved them out by hand, and tour the power plant. The Hoover Dam Visitors Center offers even more info about America’s most famous dam.
Address: Hwy. 93, Boulder City, USA
Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Admission: Adults: $15
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Grand Canyon West Rim with Optional Skywalk Ticket and Hoover Dam Photo Stop

Grand Canyon West Rim with Optional Skywalk Ticket and Hoover Dam Photo Stop

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Leave the glitz of Las Vegas behind and spend a day discovering the beauty of the Grand Canyon West Rim. This full-day tour kicks off with a freshly cooked made-to-order breakfast at a local restaurant so that you are fully energized to explore the West Rim. Stop at Eagle Point for incredible views and home to a Native American village. An informative guide is on-hand to answer any questions you have before you enjoy free time in Guano Point and Western Town. Soak up panoramic canyon views while enjoying a barbecue lunch.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Visit the Hoover Dam on this all-inclusive tour from Las Vegas. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about the history and mechanics of the dam through engaging and informative commentary. Walk through the displays and exhibits at the Visitor Center, then take the Powerplant tour. The highlight is a 'Walk on the Top'; this tour is one of the only excursions from Las Vegas to offer this feature. Round-trip transportation from select Las Vegas hotels and a restaurant lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Hoover Dam Mini Tour from Las Vegas

Small-Group Hoover Dam Mini Tour from Las Vegas

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Visit Hoover Dam on a Las Vegas "mini" tour that doesn't take up a whole day so you don't waste your precious vacation time. Or, perhaps you have a late flight and want to do something fun after hotel check-out. After departing the Strip, head to the dam, where you visit lookout points for views and photo ops.
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  • 3 hours
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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour

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Experience the world-famous Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in style during this luxury small-group day trip from Las Vegas. Travel aboard a vehicle with leather seats, USB ports, and outlets as you make stops at the Hoover Dam, Dolan Springs, and Grand Canyon West Rim (site of the Skywalk). Round-trip hotel transport and lunch are included, and optional Skywalk ticket upgrade package is available.
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  • 9 hours
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Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Visit Hoover Dam on a tour from Las Vegas that includes round-trip transportation for convenient access to this National Historic Landmark. In either the morning or afternoon (select tour time when booking), explore the dam from the inside out to learn about its history, engineering and function on the Colorado River.
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  • 4 hours
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Hoover Dam Hummer Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Hummer Tour from Las Vegas

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Travel to the Hoover Dam in a luxury Hummer H2 during this half-day excursion from Las Vegas. Upon arrival, take the Discovery Tour, an experience that includes riding an elevator into the depths of the Black Canyon's walls to check out the power plant generators.
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  • 4 hours
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Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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You can’t visit Las Vegas without taking in the spectacular sight of the majestic Hoover Dam! A true marvel, the dam was constructed in less than five years during the Great Depression by thousands of men who ventured into Black Canyon to harness the power of the mighty Colorado. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to a chocolate factory or a paddleboat cruise on Lake Mead.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Hoover Dam Comedy Tour

Hoover Dam Comedy Tour

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Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to Hoover Dam on this sightseeing adventure from Las Vegas. Led by an informative comedian guide, visit the Hoover Dam Power plant and head to the top of the dam for a walking tour. Learn about the history of Hoover Dam, with an abundance of staggering facts. Lunch and a select hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

Black Canyon Kayak at Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Leave the neon lights of Sin City behind during this relaxing full-day guided kayak excursion on the Black Canyon section of the Colorado River. This paddling trip, which navigates several miles of placid water close to Hoover Dam, is great for kayakers of all experience levels. During your trip, stop to explore idyllic riverside beaches, caves, canyons, and hot springs. Your kayak guide also points out local wildlife, hidden inlets, hiking spots, and historical sites along the way. The trip also includes all necessary kayaking equipment, river permits, and safety lesson, lunch, bottled water, snacks, dry bag for personal items and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 12 hours
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Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

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Hop onboard a helicopter for a luxury sightseeing tour to the Grand Canyon. Listen to informative commentary from your pilot as you get an aerial perspective on the majestic grandeur of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. On the way, you'll also see landmarks such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, and the Las Vegas strip. Your tour includes a stop at the Grand Canyon West airport, with time for some quick shopping at a Native American gift boutique.
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  • 3 hours
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Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

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Set out from your Las Vegas hotel in a luxury SUV to the Hoover Dam, a remarkable National Historic Landmark. During the ride, learn about several points of interest from your experienced guide as you relax in comfort and style. Get a bird's-eye view of the dam on the observation deck and float along the Colorado River for even more views.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam Half-Day Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam Half-Day Photo Tour from Las Vegas

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Whether you’re shooting for print or social media, capture brilliant images of scarlet cliffs, blue sky, and muted desert flora on this private photo tour of Red Rock Canyon, just minutes from Las Vegas. Your personal guide knows all the best viewpoints to capture landscapes and selfies, and can let you into the area’s secrets as well. Needless to say, your day includes door-to-door round-trip private transfers.
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  • 6 hours
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Super Hoover Dam Tour

Super Hoover Dam Tour

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This tour offers limited hotel pick-ups so you can enjoy more time at Hoover Dam! On the ride to the dam, your guide will inform and entertain you with info on the history of the dam, to the point where the drive will fly right by as you ride in air-conditioned comfort. This comprehensive tour of the dam will give you a new appreciation for the workers of this engineering wonder of the world. This is the perfect tour if you want an entertaining trip that also teaches you about the dam.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas

Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas

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Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to Hoover Dam on this guided, 5-hour, small-group sightseeing adventure from Las Vegas. Visit the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and Generator Room, enjoy an informational movie and check out the view from the top of the dam and Lake Mead. Learn about the history of Hoover Dam, with an abundance of staggering facts. On the return trip to Las Vegas, make a short visit to a local park where herds of bighorn sheep typically graze. All entrance fees, snacks and bottled water are included.
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  • 5 hours
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Mountain Bike Historical Tunnel Trail to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

Mountain Bike Historical Tunnel Trail to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

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Ride a bicycle on one of the Las Vegas Valley's best bike paths during this full-day eco-tour from Las Vegas. Follow your adventure guide to the famous Hoover Dam and enjoy panoramic views of Lake Mead. All mountain biking equipment, a picnic lunch, bottled water and round-trip transportation from Las Vegas hotels is included.
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  • 7 hours
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Valley of Fire & Hoover Dam Photo Tour from Las Vegas

Valley of Fire & Hoover Dam Photo Tour from Las Vegas

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Tour the Valley of Fire with a guide and get the best possible photos of the otherworldly landscape on this photography tour. With round-trip transportation from Las Vegas included, there's no need to rent a car and you can enjoy the scenery on the journey. Spend the day exploring the unique landscape and capturing photos of the area's flora, fauna, and natural formations.
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  • 8 hours
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Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas

Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas

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This is a small group tour for 14 persons which makes it more intimate and relaxing for the passengers. We'll have plenty stops for you to stretch, eat or take more pictures if you see something else you like on the road. We offer complimentary pickup and drop off at the hotel you are staying. Also, it's our pleasure to offer you snacks, beverages and lunch on the house. We also offer information about all the places we are visiting and many more. Our main purpose it's to make you feel comfortable and happy.
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  • 14 hours
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk

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What’s the ultimate way to have a Grand Canyon experience from Las Vegas? Try this exciting helicopter tour. Enjoy a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take in the breathtaking views from the overlooks at Eagle Point and Guano Point. As added options, visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk for a photo opportunity or swoop down to the base of the canyon to experience the stunning views from below. Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 7 hours
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Grand Canyon West Rim Flight with Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim Flight with Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Visit a man-made wonder and a natural phenomenon on a half-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam, including a trip in a fixed-wing plane. Enjoy views of the Colorado river as you soar above the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and capture unforgettable images of the desert landscape. See the soaring face of Hoover Dam from the air, then explore the dam’s interior on a guided tour that goes deep into the walls of the Black Canyon before returning to Las Vegas.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Red Rock Canyon, 7 Magic Mountains, Boulder City and Hoover Dam Tour

Red Rock Canyon, 7 Magic Mountains, Boulder City and Hoover Dam Tour

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Fit several popular attractions into one day on this guided tour from Las Vegas. Visit viewpoints at the Red Rock Canyon, look out over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, snap photos at the colorful Seven Magic Mountains desert attraction, and browse the shops and enjoy lunch (not included) in Boulder City.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour

Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour

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Fly to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and soar over the canyon walls into its mysterious depths on this scenic flight from Las Vegas. Marvel at sights such as the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill from above, then feel the exhilaration of flying along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Choose from several departure times for this tour, which includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
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Personally-Guided Hoover Dam Expedition Tour

Personally-Guided Hoover Dam Expedition Tour

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Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to Hoover Dam on this guided, 6-hour, small-group sightseeing adventure from Las Vegas. Travel through Boulder City and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area en route to Hoover Dam. Upon arrival, stop at the Visitor Center and take a look at the dam’s generators on a Power Plant tour. Then enjoy an informative 10-minute movie and head to the top of the dam. Along the way, learn about the fascinating history, with an abundance of staggering facts. Breakfast and a hotel pickup/drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West plus Hoover Dam VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

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See two major American attractions — one natural, one man-made — on this day trip from Las Vegas. First take in the engineering wonder that is Hoover Dam, including the generator room and top of the dam, and then cross into Arizona to the Grand Canyon West Rim to visit scenic viewpoints and enjoy a picnic lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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PRIVATE Deluxe Petit Tour of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Historic Boulder City

PRIVATE Deluxe Petit Tour of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Historic Boulder City

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Take a break from Vegas for a few hours with this small-group tour to Hoover Dam. Skip the hassle of renting a car and relax on the journey to the U.S.'s greatest feat of engineering. On the way back, look out for big horn sheep at Hemenway Park or check out the shops at nearby Boulder City.
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  • 3 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Hoover Dam hours of operation?
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Hoover Dam hours of operation: Daily 9am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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