Get an up-close look at a national icon with a tour of the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam. This visit lets you admire the spectacular scenery of the mighty Colorado River and Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir, only a short distance from Las Vegas.
As a ride from your Vegas hotel takes you out to the dam, you can learn about its construction during the Great Depression and vital role in the American Southwest. Irrigating over 1,000,000 acres (400,000 ha) and providing water for 8,000,000 people in Arizona, California, and Nevada, the dam gives you a new sense of the grand scale.
During the tour of the Hoover Dam, you can get some of the best views from both the Arizona and Nevada sides of the Colorado River. Take a guided tour inside this historic landmark, complete with live presentations, an amazing film about the dam’s construction, an exhibit gallery, an observation deck, and a chance to see the massive generators from the observation room before the ride back to Vegas and your hotel.