A Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam
For an in-depth, educational experience, the Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam is for you. On the way home, stop off at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens.
Standing 725 feet above the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is a sight not to be missed. You'll learn about the construction of this great wonder, plus the rich history of agony and accomplishment that made it all possible.
Included in this package is an additional guided tour at the dam's visitor center. Explore educational displays plus enjoy a 10-minute film about the dam's construction. From there take a short elevator ride down 500 feet to the generator room on the Nevada side. Admire the beautiful terrazzo floors installed in the 1930s and the massive generators. Return by elevator to the visitor's center and enjoy the views from the outdoor balcony.
Afterward, enjoy a stop at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, one of Southern Nevada's most interesting draws. See how chocolates are made and take a stroll around a beautiful water conservation cactus garden.
- Tour length: 360 minutes
- Air time: Not applicable
- Locations: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
- Transportation type: Bus
- Meals included: None
- Special requirements: This tour is not available on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.