If you have planned to stay in Las Vegas, you, no doubt, can’t wait to dine at the restaurants, play slots, or enjoy world-class entertainment. You have landed in the right location as well to take the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour featured by Grand Canyon Destinations.

A Hoover Dam Tour is Easy to Schedule

If you want to squeeze in a short bus trip outside the Las Vegas boundaries, this is the journey for you. Should you make other plans, no problem. You can cancel up to 24 hours before the tour begins. All pick-ups from passenger hotels, or nearby locations, start at 8:00 a.m.

When you take a Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour, you will travel to the Arizona and Nevada state line. Located in the Black Canyon, which spans the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression. About 100 workers lost their lives during construction.

The Impressive Hoover Dam

Spanning 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon and rising 726 feet above the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam is indeed an engineering wonder. You won’t get to experience the full impact of this structure unless you visit it in person. Seeing a picture of the dam pales by comparison.

Visitors who take the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour, hosted by Grand Canyon Destinations, observe spectacular views from the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge, located just over the dam. From this location you can witness the cerulean blue waters of Lake Mead.

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is distinguished as being the largest reservoir in the US in terms of the water it holds. The manmade lake lies adjacent to the Colorado River. About 7 million visitors emerge upon Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam annually.


Visitors enjoy activities, such as cycling, hiking, off-road touring, camping, and fishing. Diving is another activity that holds the interest of visitors. If you dive, you can view the remains of a B-29 Super fortress bomber that crashed into the lake in 1948. Fortunately, the five crew members survived the crash, which happened during high-altitude atmospheric testing. The bomber was discovered by divers in August 2002.

The Marina

While you are on your Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour, stop by the Temple Bar Marina, located on Lake Mead. The full-service marina features lodging and boat rentals. Therefore, fishing or boating enthusiasts can rent a boat for a few hours during their visit.

Book Your Tour Today

You can find out more about the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour when you go online and visit the Grand Canyon Destinations website. If you want to visit the Dam and lake when they are less crowded, book a bus trip in the middle of the week.

About the Author

Kyle Gooverton

Kyle Gooverton

A Grand Canyon enthusiast! A local Las Vegas resident that loves the flora and the fauna of all things Southwest.