On a trip to Vegas, one of the destinations you cannot miss is the Hoover Dam. Located only 40 minutes away from the city of Vegas, Hoover Dam is visited by almost 6 million people annually. Might make you wonder, what is so great about a dam? But Hoover Dam is not just any ordinary dam, it is an engineering marvel. A dam that was built 80 years ago yet still thrives and serves its purpose flawlessly.
Initially, the Hoover Dam was built to prevent River Colorado from flooding the surrounding areas. But the outcome was so great that today not only does Hoover Dam do that, it also provides hydro-electricity to three states. In addition to this, the construction of the Hoover dam lead to the formation of the largest man-made reservoir – Lake Mead.
The history of Hoover Dam is pretty interesting. Who wouldn’t want to see this marvelous spectacle built by men, in an age when even constructing a dam was a challenging task? Hoover Dam offers a day full of learning and entertainment combined, to make your trip worth it. There’s plenty of places to keep you engaged – the Visitors Center, the Powerplant tour, Lake Mead, etc.
This Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas will take you on a journey to learn about the significant history of Nevada. With a 6-hour tour fully-planned to the last detail, there is no question of not enjoying this trip. Book your tour with Vegas.Expert to receive the best amenities on your tours. This Hoover Dam Tour will take you to multiple destinations on your way from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam.
Drive to Boulder City
The first stop on your Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas is the historic Boulder City. This is where the dam workers lived in the early 1930s, close by to their workplace. The Hoover Dam was entirely made with human efforts, a few thousand laborers even died during the construction. There is even a memorial built at the Hoover Dam for workers who died in its service.
Travel Past Lake Mead
As you leave Boulder City, you will come across the scenic Lake Mead. One of the most popular attractions of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is a major reason to visit Hoover Dam. It is the largest man-made reservoir, used for many recreational activities today.
Stop at Arizona Lookout
Passing Lake Mead you will cross over the top of the dam. Take a break for 15 – 20 minutes at the Arizona Lookout. From this point, you will be able to get a great perspective on the entire dam area, including the Bypass Bridge. This would be where you can go ahead to take those pictures.
Hoover Dam Visitors Center
The next stop is the famed Hoover Dam Visitors Center. From here your guide will lead you on the Powerplant Tour. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the history and inner workings of the dam through interesting exhibits and film presentations. Through this tour, you will discover a multitude of facts on your tour about this impressive structure.
Hoover Dam Restaurant
Your Hoover Dam tour ends here at the Dam restaurant. After such an incredible day at the Hoover Dam, you will need to fuel up. You will have ample time here to spend on shopping for souvenirs or buying food before you head back to the city.
Perks of Booking With Vegas.Expert
When you book your Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas with us, we will provide you with the best services available. This Hoover Dam Tour comes with plenty of perks for you to enjoy the trip.
- There is a free hotel pick-up with this tour, which means no hassle of traveling to and fro looking for transportation in the city.
- An air-conditioned vehicle to take you around so that you are comfortable through the tour.
- The weather in the Hoover Dam area can be quite hot, so we provide bottled water to keep you hydrated.
- A tour guide to give all the important information and facts about Boulder City, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Powerplant.