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.

Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

2. Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

Enjoy a compact guided tour of the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and take the chance to see this man-made wonder up close. Admire views of the dam and Lake Mead — America’s largest reservoir. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at selected hotels. Get picked up in Las Vegas and relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 40-minute drive to the Hoover Dam. Arrive at the dam and cross the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where your guide will park.  Head up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway on foot and take in the spectacular bird’s-eye view over the dam and the nearby Colorado River. Stop at Hemenway Park, where you’ll notice some desert bighorn sheep often hang out. Continue onto the Lake Mead Lookout for panoramic views of the man-made aquatic wonder. After this, drive across the dam to various lookout points and stop to take photos at the most picturesque spots, guaranteed.  At the end of your activity, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or your preferred location on the Las Vegas Strip.

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: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

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

5. 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.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Trip in Small Group

6. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Trip in Small Group

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 Tour Trekker that seats 10 passengers, allowing you a more personalized experience. All Tour Trekkers run on bio-diesel and are environmentally friendly.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, $22 Skywalk and Hoover Dam

7. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, $22 Skywalk and Hoover Dam

See more of Grand Canyon West and the Hoover Dam on a day trip that visits more sites than competing bus tours. Enjoy included hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and Grand Canyon West and Hoover Dam entry fees. After pickup at your hotel in Las Vegas, set off on your tour. On the way, see the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign and make a comfort stop in White Hills, Arizona. Then, continue to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Explore this natural wonder for 3 hours and soak up panoramic views of the Colorado River. Have the option to walk across the Skywalk glass bridge on the day of the tour for only $22. Move on to Arizona's Joshua Tree Forest before making another comfort stop in White Hills. After, enjoy views of the Hoover Dam from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge before stopping on the Arizona side after crossing the dam. On the way back to Las Vegas, stop at Hemenway Park in Boulder City to see desert bighorn sheep and Lake Mead. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

8. Las Vegas: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Save money on the door price of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Las Vegas attractions with a 60-day Las Vegas Explorer Pass. Choose from some of Sin City’s top activities, such as a Vegas Rockstar Club Tour or admission to SkyPod at the STRAT. Get instant delivery of the pass; simply use it on your phone or print it off. You don't need to pick the attractions in advance and can choose as you go. Combine your favorite attractions and enjoy maximum flexibility to suit your schedule and interests. The attractions to choose from are: Family-Friendly • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Daytime Ticket (2-5pm) • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Classic Tour • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. • SkyPod at The STRAT • Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket (3-10pm) • Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat • Number One Escape Room • Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix • Sky Zone Trampoline Park • Ultimate 4D Experience All-Day Pass at Excalibur Museums, Exhibitions, and Tours • REAL BODIES at Bally's • The Hunger Games: The Exhibition • The Mob Museum • Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage • Las Vegas Natural History Museum • Erotic Heritage Museum • National Atomic Testing Museum • lluminarium Experiences at AREA15 (coming soon) • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour • Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour • Big Bus Las Vegas Night Time Tour Rides and Entertainment • The Big Apple Roller Coaster • SkyPod at The STRAT with 1 Thrill Ride (Big Shot or X-Scream or Insanity) • FlyLINQ Zipline • Banachek’s Mind Game • Virtual Reality Experience • Vegas Rockstar Club Tour • Faaabulous The Show • Legends in Concert • FlyOver Las Vegas - The Ultimate Flying Ride • L.A. Comedy Club • The Official Blair Witch Escape Room • The Official SAW Escape Room • A Totally Mental Show - Comedy Magic and Mentalism Food and Drink • Meal at Planet Hollywood Restaurant in Caesars Palace • Dinner at Café Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino • Las Vegas Bar Crawl • $25 towards a meal at Favorite Bistro at the LINQ • Sweet Sin by Claude Escamilla: $20 Credit • Señor Frogs: $20 Food & Drinks Credit Please note 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 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

This 10.5-hour 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. This action-packed historical and visual experience provides nearly 4 hours of activities at the Canyon. On the ground tour portion, you'll enjoy 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). You'll also 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. You'll 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

We had an amazing day with our guide Ruben. He was so informative, friendly and thought of our every need (also pretty good at taking our group photos!) nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend a small group tour to visit the Grand Canyon as in our eyes it is the trip of a lifetime and has given us memories for a lifetime facilitated by Ruben and the company he works for. 5 big fat gold stars from us all x

Found site on-line. Easy to book. Good value. Immediate confirmation, and text with direction to meeting location and time for pick-up at our hotel. Mr. G was our driver and guide. Very nice. Had breakfast snacks, juice & water for us. Knowledgeable. Good humor. Just overall good experience. Shared cool information & facts during the drive. Comfortable mini-bus.

We had a fantastic day. The tour itself was great and the tour guide, driver and food provided by sweet tours was first class. We really enjoyed our day and learned so much. Will definitely do again and highly recommend! Thank you

I managed to only do 8 activities (my favourites though) be careful with the timing, some attractions close during weekdays.

Guided tour with bonus info. Just the right amount of time, got us back in time for our evening show.