Enjoy Your Day Trip From Hoover Dam To Las Vegas

Jan 11th 2019 at 3:56 AM

Las Vegas - Hoover Dam tours can be found in all shapes and sizes. Bus, helicopter and airplane take your pick. Each of these is a fantastic way to enjoy this iconic landmark while visiting Sin City.

From Vegas, the Dam is just 45 minutes away. The arch-gravity structure has been holding back the Colorado River for more than 75 years. The dam epitomizes what it means to be huge. Have a look at these facts:

1. It’s 726.4-feet tall, making it the second tallest dam in the U.S. behind the Grand Coulee in Washington state.

2. Its length is 1,244 feet. The dam spans Black Canyon and joins Nevada to Arizona.

3. Its 660-feet thick. Before the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge opened in Oct. 2010, between 13,000 and 16,000 cars crossed it daily. How popular is the dam? Upwards of 10 million travelers see it each year via bus, airplane, and helicopter.

The most economical way to see Hoover Dam Grand Canyon Trip is by bus. These are all-inclusive trips and include free hotel shuttle service and lunch. Coaches follow a route that takes you through Henderson and Boulder City, two suburbs of Vegas, before skirting Lake Mead and making the descent into Black Canyon. Here's where your Hoover Dam tour begins, and it may include:

1. Walking the top of the dam from Nevada to Arizona.

2. The official U.S. Government's V.I.P. Discovery Tour, which lets you explore the dam from top to the bottom where the turbine generators are busy at work.

3. Exploring the Visitor's Center's exhibits, movie room, and observation deck.

It is possible to bundle a helicopter flight, plane ride, or boat cruise into your bus tour package. Trip duration for the basic bus package is 3.5 hours.

Helicopter and airplane air tours are also available. Flights leave from Hoover Dam Grand Canyon Tour every day of the year. All flights include flying over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Choppers fly at a lower altitude than planes, which route themselves past Hoover Dam as they make, they're way to the Grand Canyon. Tour duration ranges from 3.5 hours to 5.5 hours. Free shuttle service to and from you Las Vegas Strip hotel is included in all air packages.

Reserve your tour to Hoover Dam in advance. There are two reasons for this: 1) It's cheaper; and 2) you're guaranteed to get a seat. To get the best prices, book your tour on the Internet. Sometimes it’s best to buy directly from the tour operator. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's the business that's running the tour that will sell it to you at the lowest price.

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