Take an illuminating tour of the great Dam, be awed at the sheer scale of the structure, learn how it works and the fascinating history behind its construction. Go to the observation room for a view of the generators and experience first-hand the raw power of the water penned up by the concrete barrier.
Approx. 4.5 hours
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Hoover Dam is the Number 1 sightseeing attraction for people visiting Las Vegas. This modern wonder of the world has been called the ‘greatest dam ever built’. It is a National Historic Landmark and stands today as a testament to thousands of men and women, who came to a harsh and barren land and in less than five years built a world-renowned structure that changed the future of the West.Construction of the Dam, which began in 1931, was a symbol of hope and progress during America’s Great Depression. When completed in 1935, it wore the crown as world's largest electric power producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure. It takes about 2 hours once you arrive at the dam to see it and experience it. Your self-guided tour includes the complete Discovery Tour All Access Pass. This Pass gives you the chance to enjoy live presentations and a fascinating film on the history and construction of the Dam. You can also visit the exhibit gallery and the observation deck, and venture to the power plant to view the massive generators, which can produce up to 1,860 megawatts of hydroelectric power. Alternatively, you can spend the 2-hours walking across the Dam to the Arizona side, viewing the many works of art along the way. The photo opportunities are endless. Snacks and cool drinks are available for purchase in the gift shop. As you explore the Dam, you’ll be treated to dramatic views of both the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the largest man-made body of water in the Western Hemisphere. On the drive back to Las Vegas, you will make a brief stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, where you will be given a free sample. You can also spend a few minutes exploring the Botanical Cactus Garden at the Factory. In its 2.5 acres, you'll discover an arid landscape with over 350 species of cactus, succulents and desert plants from the Southwest and other deserts of the world. When you return to Las Vegas you can choose either to stay on the coach and go straight back to your hotel, or you can disembark at Miracle Mile Mall, located at the New Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, to check out the shops, free entertainment, or indulge in a refreshment. You can also take advantage of the free Miracle Mile Passport to Savings Coupon Book included in your tour package. If you stop at Miracle Mile, you will need to make your own arrangements for getting back to your hotel.
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