Hoover Dam Tour
Discover the notable pre World War 2 human-made wonder and what was once the world’s largest concrete structure and electric power generating facility. With a complimentary pickup and drop off at your hotel, enjoy a relaxing ride to the Hoover Dam, and witness the seventeen massive turbine generators!
- Catch sight of the famous Arizona Spillway and Arizona Look Out.
- Explore the interiors of the massive Hoover Dam at your own pace.
- Get a complimentary pickup from your hotel, and take a relaxing ride to the site in a bus or an SUV.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
A concrete arch-gravity dam, Hoover Dam was built in 1936 for hydroelectric power generation, controlling floods and providing irrigation water. It was the largest structure ever built during the time of its construction and was a massive undertaking, with thousands of workers involved. Currently, it is the 34th largest hydroelectric power station in the world. A testament to the engineering and architectural prowess of the United States, it is currently one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. With 17 turbines generating power, the Hoover Dam produces an astounding 2074 megawatts of electric power.
The Hoover Dam is protected against over-topping by the presence of two spillways. The Arizona Spillway is 50 feet in diameter and can handle an astonishing 200,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). To put it into perspective, the flow of water at the Niagara falls is also approximately 200,000 cfs.
A courtesy pick up from your hotel is included in the ticket. There are two variants, the Bus tour, and SUV tour. Everything apart from the mode of transport is the same for each option.
Visible from nearly 15 miles away, the sheer size of this concrete structure is guaranteed to blow you away. The fact that it was built in the 1930’s is unbelievable. Do not bring along any suitcases or large bags, as Hoover Dam security will not let you take it inside. You can see the generators up close, and the dam continues to provide power to several parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona. Although built for functionality, there are Gothic inspired balustrades and several eagle statues adorning the exterior. The popular Art Deco style of architecture can be seen throughout this structure, with sculptured turrets rising from the face of the dam.
Sculptures created by the eminent sculptor, Oskar Hansen can be viewed in and around the dam. You can also see the memorial designed by Hansen, dedicated to the workers who died during the construction of the dam. A lot of climbing and walking is involved, but we have you covered with an unlimited bottled water. This enormous reservoir in the middle of the desert makes for an unusual, yet eye-catching sight.
- Unlimited supply of bottled water
- Visit to the Arizona Spillway and Arizona Look Out
- Pickup from hotel
- Drop off at hotel
Know Before You Go
Bus Tour: The tour will be conducted in a bus.
SUV Tour: The tour will be conducted in a SUV.
Monday to Thursday - 7:15 AM and 11:15 AM
Friday to Sunday - 8:30 AM
This tour lasts over six hours.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your Hoover Dam Tour mobile voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on a mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pickup from your hotel.
Call 702-456-9200 to know your exact hotel pick up time.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.