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Hoover Dam

See the famous dam bordering Nevada and Arizona, built by thousands of workers during the Great Depression.

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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

3. 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.  Tour with Skywalk Entry Ticket 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. Tour with Helicopter and Cruise 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. Tour with Helicopter, Cruise, and Skywalk Entry Ticket 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.  

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

4. 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.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Tour

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 bus, allowing you a more personalized experience.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour

6. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour

Marvel at the beauty of the Grand Canyon with a bird's eye view on this helicopter tour. Enjoy VIP access to the Skywalk and immerse yourself in the breathtaking sight it offers. Depart the famed Las Vegas Strip on your direct helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. On your flight, you will experience a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon, Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas Strip. Upon landing, get ready to witness a true engineering marvel, the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk suspends more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River, extends out more than 70 feet away from the edge of the West Rim, and features a glass bottom walking surface. Expedited admission to the Skywalk, VIP ground transportation and a Skywalk souvenir photo are included on this adventure. You will receive an estimated 45 minutes of ground time at Grand Canyon West before your return flight to Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

7. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

Take in spectacular views over the Grand Canyon on a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Land in the canyon to enjoy champagne and refreshments, and benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off. After pickup from selected Las Vegas hotels, head to the helipad to board the comfortable helicopter. Enjoy views of Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Fortification Hill. Soar over an extinct volcano as you journey towards the Grand Canyon.  When you reach the canyon, drop down towards the Colorado River, where you’ll land in Hualapai Indian Reservation. Stop here to enjoy some champagne, drinks, and a light snack as you admire the canyon from a different perspective. Fly back towards Las Vegas through the Grand Canyon and see the red rock formations of the Bowl of Fire. Finish off your adventure with views over downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip. Select the early morning flight to beat the heat of the day. With this option, you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast with champagne during the canyon landing. Choose the sunset option to fly back through the Grand Canyon as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenery at sunset, and admire the city lights below as you soar over Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Tour Experience

8. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Tour Experience

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 a modern feat of engineering, soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River. This bridge is the longest and tallest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Later, enjoy a spectacular vista of the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which opened in 2010 and stretches nearly 2,000 feet in length. 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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

Marvel at the Grand Canyon from above on this popular helicopter tour from Las Vegas, with transfers included. Land on the canyon floor 3,500 feet below the rim to enjoy it up-close. Treat yourself to some champagne and refreshments while overlooking the Colorado River. After your Las Vegas pickup, experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill—an extinct volcano—along with many other awe-inspiring views. After descending 3,500 feet inside the Grand Canyon and Hualapai Indian Reservation, make sure to snap some photos after landing for some unforgettable souvenirs.  Take in the breathtaking views of the canyon and river in front of you. Then, enjoy a cool beverage, light snack, and champagne toast while sitting 300 feet above the impressive Colorado River.  Continue your journey through the beautiful Black Canyon as your return to the South Las Vegas terminal, then enjoy your transfer back to Las Vegas.  Upgrade your tour to include a flight over the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the city’s downtown area before heading home. This option includes the standard tour plus an additional flight over the world-famous Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

10. 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 • 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.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

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My wife & I had a wonderful time on our Sweet Tour to the Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam. Our guide (Konoa) & driver (Carlos) were outstanding! The trip was fun, informative, interesting, funny & so beautiful. It was our 1st trip to the Canyon & Hoover Dam. We were blown away. We both learned quite a bit too as Konoa was a fountain of interesting facts. A great time. Too, my wife left her hat on the bus and the company (Earl) personally delivered it to our hotel. Big thanks for that extra effort. And thanks to the receptionist (Lucille?). She also went above & beyond making sure my wife got her hat back. We would definitely use Sweet Tour Co again & would recommend them to our friends & family. Thanks for a wonderful time!!

what a fantastic excursion! We did the Grand Canyon Flight with a stop actually in the Grand Canyon for bubbles and nibbles. From start (hotel pick up) to finish (hotel drop off) it was brilliantly organised. Maverick Helicopters are really professional, James was a fantastic pilot, really friendly and very imformative. Also multi-tasked as barman and photographer :) If you are thinking about this trip then just DO IT, you will not be disappointed, I can't think of any better way to see Vegas, the Hoover dam or the Grand Canyon

I would highly recommend this tour guide company to others. We had great trip and would use them again.

Fab experience… the people are soooo kind and accommodating a great experience x

Very friendly service. Perfect in time Pick-up, return well organized