The Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon, just a half hour outside of Las Vegas. Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the Hoover Dam continues to draw over a million visitors a year, even 70 years after it was first built. There are plenty of places to stay near the Hoover Dam in the northwestern Arizona area including hotels and campsites. You can look for local accommodate in the search box below:
History of the Hoover Dam
A National Historic Landmark, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, and towers 725 feet above the Colorado River. The dam produces 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year through its 17 generators, making it one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities…READ MORE
Tours – If you have yet to visit this location then you must make a point to do so. The cost for most of the tours is quite affordable, generally under $100 a person. If you have a more expensive taste then you will not be disappointed with some of the more luxurious tours, too.
Hoover Dam Tours that are Under $100 Tours
- Hoover Dam Motor Coach Tour – The most budget tour on the list, beginning at just $40 a person is the Motor Coach Tour. This trip includes shuttle transportation from most major Las Vegas hotels to the bus depot. You will then get registered and go through a brief orientation before boarding a luxury motor coach for the 45-minute trip to the Hoover Dam. Along the way, your professional driver will tell you about points of interest. You can sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of the southwest Nevada desert…READ MORE
Hoover Dam Luxury Tours $150 – $400
All tours start at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center where you’ll see exhibits the dam’s role in agriculture, electrical power and recreation. A guide escorts guests to an elevator for a 500-foot descent to see the power plant generators housed at the base of the dam. Guests will also see the original diversion tunnels and stand atop a giant, 30-foot pipe where they can feel the rumble of Colorado River.
Visitors can also take the O’ Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge to see spectacular views of the dam that were once only available by helicopter. The bridge walkway is approximately 900 feet above the Colorado River and takes visitors from Nevada on one side of the bridge to Arizona on the other side. There are plenty of informative signs about the dam before and during the bridge walk, and roadside viewpoints that are perfect for picture taking.