Experience the best dam tour in town as you experience an immersive tour of the Hoover Dam. This is the only tour to include an exclusive 45 minute 'Walk on the Top' of the dam that will inform, engage, and deliver a new perspective on this wonder of the world. Come and visit every intriguing aspect of the dam from Las Vegas and join the almost half a million people that this tour has taken to the dam over the past 15 years.
Your day starts with pick-up from your hotel or a location close to you. Not stopping at every single hotel on The Strip saves hours, giving you more time at the dam! On the way out of town, the bus makes a photo stop at the famous historic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, where the guide knows the best spots to stand, without having to wait in any lines!
Drive through historic Boulder City, where your guide will impart stories of the history of this unique small-town American community. You will also see and learn about the famous dingbat houses that were constructed for the Hoover Dam workers.
Enjoy another stop at the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge for the very best views and photos of the Hoover Dam. This arch bridge is an engineering masterpiece that spans the Colorado River touching land in two states – Nevada and Arizona. It's also the second-tallest bridge in the United States and has the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere.
Once you arrive at the dam, your guide will take you on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour on top of the dam. During this tour, the guide will touch on various topics, including the operations of the dam, fascinating stories of its construction, fun facts, and the morbid details on how many bodies are really buried inside the dam.
Then it's time to journey into the belly of the beast for a powerplant tour. You get a 30-minute guided tour to a viewing platform overlooking a 30-foot diameter penstock pipe, the Nevada wing of the Powerplant, admission to Visitor Center exhibits and observation deck, and the 1940s era Original Exhibit Building topographical map presentation.
Afterwards, enjoy plenty of free time to discover the dam on your own, including being able to get all the photos you desire and a visit to the Dam Gift Store.
Having worked up quite the appetite exploring, it's time for lunch. You'll head to a local restaurant for a hot made-to-order, freshly cooked lunch before the drive back to Vegas, arriving in time for an afternoon nap before painting the town red.