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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Exterior Half-Day Trip

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From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Exterior Half-Day Trip

From US$ 71 per person

Take a tour from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, one of the engineering marvels of the modern world. On this half-day tour you’ll spend 2 hours at the Dam learning about its construction and operation, and get an up-close look at the new bypass bridge.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Visit the Hoover Dam, one of the 7 Man Made Wonders of the World
  • See the turbine generators that create electricity
  • Take in the views from the Arizona Lookout Point
  • Admire the beautiful blue hues of Lake Mead
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Take an excursion from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, which has long been known as one of the engineering wonders of the world. When the Hoover Dam was completed in 1935 it was both the world's largest electric power-producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure. Currently it ranks as the world's 34th-largest hydroelectric generating station. During the half-day tour you’ll be able to view the 17 main turbines that generate a maximum of 2,074 megawatts of hydroelectric power. You’ll also take in views of the Dam and Lake Mead from the Arizona Lookout Point, the best viewing spot in the area. You also get an up-close look at the newly opened Hoover Dam bypass bridge, which is modern feat of engineering, soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River. This bridge is the longest and tallest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. There is a paddle wheeler cruise on Lake Mead available as an option with this tour. Please note that this is not the Hard Hat Tour of the Hoover Dam.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hoover Dam tour
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Additional purchases (photos, souvenirs, etc.)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Pick-up is provided at your Las Vegas hotel. You will be advised of your exact pick-up time when you reconfirm your tour.

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  • Tours canceled within 24 hours are non-refundable. Tours canceled between 24 hours and 30 days incur a USD 50 administration fee.
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4.3 /5

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Toller Ausflug, der aber lieber vor Ort gebucht werden sollte

Wir haben den Ausflug übers Internet vorgbucht & daher fast 15$ Pro Person mehr bezahlt, als wenn wir vor Ort gebucht hätten. Die Abholung erfolgt am Hotel, aber eine genaue Uhrzeit wird nicht bekannt gemacht, also auf jeden Fall per Email nachfragen! Wir waren die ersten im Bus, deshalb hat der Trip für uns fast 7 std gedauert. Der Fahrer (Bill) war sehr, sehr nett & hat uns viel über vegas und die Umgebung, sowie den Damm erzählt. Erst macht man einen Fotostop auf einer Brücke über dem Damm. Die Tour im Damm beginnt mit einem Film, der arg nach Propaganda für den Damm aussieht und wenig informativ ist, die restliche Tour war recht kurz, aber nett gemacht, alles zusammen ca 45 min. Danach hat man Ca 1,5 std Zeit das Besucherzentrum anzusehen und auf dem Damm zu laufen. Der Damm ist eine Reise wert, denn er ist wirklich gewaltig. Auf der Rücktour haben wir noch 3 Fotostops auf der anderen Dammseite, am Lake Mead & bei einer Wiese mit dem Wappentier Nevadas gemacht - ein nettes Gimmick.

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September 10, 2015



We had Bill as a driver. The tour was very entertaining and a great experience.

April 6, 2016

Very poor.

The lady that drove us to the Dam was very cheerful and friendly but gave very lame explanation and guidance. For what it was – we would be much better off with renting a car and learn from the books/internet.

April 5, 2016

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