Historic Hoover Dam - Above and Below

  • Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel by a friendly local guide
  • Skip all the parking and admission fees to make things easy
  • Drive by historic Boulder City and learn about its important role in the dam’s construction
  • Float on the Colorado River for an up-close look at the dam
  • See a film at the Hoover Dam Auditorium that covers the site’s history and engineering
  • Examine the inner-workings of the Power Plant, including massive machinery that makes it work
  • Take in the view from on top of the dam at the Observation Deck
  • Photograph the world’s highest concrete arch bridge
  • Collapsible wheelchairs acceptable when accompanied by another adult
  • No children under three permitted on this particular tour

Tour Details

Explore a marvel of engineering from above and below with this unique tour. Travel to the Hoover Dam in ease and comfort inside our custom-designed Pink Adventure Tour Trekker vehicle. After picking you up from your hotel, our guides will share fun tidbits and stories on the way to the dam. As Certified Interpretive Guides, they’re always ready to share myths, legends and fun trivia about the area.

As you near the dam, you’ll pass Boulder City. This town was created solely to house workers during the dam’s construction and retains its vintage charm. Lake Mead, the country’s largest reservoir, glints on the horizon as you arrive at the historic structure.

Hop out and begin your experience at the Hoover Dam Auditorium. Here, you’ll see a film that features an overview of the dam’s legacy and engineering. Next, gain fascinating insights into the physics and geology that make the dam work while browsing the visitor’s center at your own pace.

Then it’s on to the most unique element of the tour—a 30-minute float on the Colorado River for an up-close look at the dam. Take a short walk to the raft launch while your guide points out relics of the dam’s past. Old-time water level gauging stations and dynamite storage bunkers act as reminders of the dam’s longstanding presence in the American landscape.

From the dam’s basin, you’ll get an amazing vantage point of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which links Arizona and Nevada. Be sure to capture some photos of the world’s highest concrete arch bridge.

Next, explore the Hoover Dam Power Plant. Reclamation guides present information in an interactive way and explain the history, construction, operations and maintenance involved in keeping the dam running. The plant produces enough power to serve nearly eight million people across the Southwest, and you’ll be amazed at the enormity of the machines and technology.

Trade the tunnels and inner-workings of the dam for the daylight and breezes of the Observation Deck. Gaze down at the powerful Colorado River and take plenty of pictures. Marvel at the vastness of the reservoir and height of the towering dam wall before your relaxing return trip to Las Vegas.

This tour includes parking, admission fees and complimentary bottled water.



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Please Note: Our tours operate rain or shine, provided the roads are open. In the event of severe weather, Pink® Adventure Tours reserves the right to alter, modify, or cancel any tour due to unsafe conditions. Any tour cancelled by Pink® Adventure Tours will receive a 100% refund.

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