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If you’re looking to switch up your Las Vegas experience with a quick day trip, the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead are just a quick drive away from the city and offer a refreshing getaway from the activity on the Strip. Gray Line provides exciting guided tours to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead that will fit both your schedule and your budget.
Hoover Dam is one of the most impressive man-made engineering feats in the world. As one of the biggest and most successful government projects of its time, the project was actually completed on time and under budget during the Great Depression… something that seems unheard of by today’s standards!
To this day, Hoover Dam provides water and hydroelectric power to the entire southwest region of the United States. Our in-depth tours will bring Hoover Dam to life with engaging tour guides, stunning photo opportunities, and a comfortable ride to and from your Las Vegas hotel.
Formed by Hoover Dam's taming effects on the Colorado River, Lake Mead is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. A shockingly beautiful body of fresh water right in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas locals and tourists alike visit this oasis for fun water sports, camping, and to escape the Las Vegas heat.
Check out our Lake Mead tours below for an exciting day trip away from the crowds. A relaxing cruise on the Desert Princess paddlewheel boat is one of our most popular tour requests!
Looking for a quick half-day outing from Las Vegas? Enjoy an exciting tour of Hoover Dam with breathtaking photo opportunities
Short on time? This half-day tour from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam hits all the major stops plus an exciting helicopter ride over Lake Mead
Whether you’d like like to spend the whole day enjoying Hoover Dam and Lake Mead or take just a quick express tour, Gray Line offers a selection of convenient Hoover Dam tours from Las Vegas so you can choose which option works best for you.
Hoover Dam is registered as a National Historic Landmark and a National Civil Engineering Landmark, so there’s so much to see and learn. Hoover Dam offers insightful exhibits and engaging behind-the-scenes looks at the innovation used to create and operate the dam. As an experienced Hoover Dam tour company, our Hoover Dam tours take an in-depth look into this spectacular landmark.
In addition, each Hoover Dam tour package includes unique features such as stops at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign, self-guided tours of Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory and the World’s Largest Cacti Botanical Gardens, fun photo opportunities, and a thrilling helicopter tour over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead! See our individual tour packages below for more details.
If you'd also like to visit the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, Gray Line offers a variety of Grand Canyon tours that will pick you up from your Las Vegas hotel, including tours of the West Rim and South Rim. We even have premium tours that include Skywalk tickets, a helicopter ride, boat ride, and more!
Our most popular tour is the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour on the Desert Princess. This exciting day trip takes you to the historic Hoover Dam for an insightful tour of the dam’s operations, then to Lake Mead for a relaxing 90-minute cruise on a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler boat. You’ll also enjoy lunch during your cruise and exciting photo opportunities from multiple look-out points throughout the tour.
Lake Mead Recreation Area is open year-round, 7 days a week. However, some beaches are only open during the daytime, while others are open 24 hours. Restricted beaches will be marked with signs indicating when they open and close. The Lake Mead Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but is closed on major holidays.
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a beautiful sparkling oasis where visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, jet-skiing, fishing, and other water sports. It’s a relaxing place to take in the scenic southwestern landscapes with your family.
Hoover Dam is only about 45 minutes from Las Vegas by motorcoach! All our Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tours also include a stop at the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory and Cacti Botanical Garden.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is only about a 15-minute drive from Hoover Dam, making Lake Mead and Hoover Dam the perfect combination for a day tour or half-day tour from Las Vegas.
The following items are prohibited on our Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tours due to security:
In addition, government security strictly prohibits food or drink of any kind while inside Hoover Dam. You will not be allowed to tour Hoover Dam if you are prone to claustrophobia or use a pacemaker for your heart, which can be damaged by electromagnetic activity.