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Hoover Dam is one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century. A National Historic Landmark, it is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. With 17
generators producing 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, it also is one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities. Operation and maintenance of the facility are solely supported by revenue from power sales. Begin the tour with the history of Hoover Dam and how it came to be. Afterward, a guide will escort you to an elevator for a 500-foot descent to get a up-close look at the power plant generators housed at the base of the dam. Guests will also see the original diversion tunnels and stand atop a giant, 30-foot pipe where they can feel the rumble of Colorado River water racing through it. The view from the dam also offers a breathtaking look at Lake Mead, the country’s largest man-made reservoir. Although water levels have been low recently, Lake Mead can store up to 9.2 trillion gallons of water, equal to two years of the river’s annual flow. It also has become a popular recreation area, sought out by more than 9 million visitors each year.
PRICE INCLUDES: Deluxe motor coach transportation; professional tour guide; admission to Hoover Dam;
guided tour of Hoover Dam; all gratuities; all applicable taxes.
NOTE: This tour is NOT accessible for visitors with wheelchairs or crutches.
Reservation deadline: February 28
Hoover Dam Tour
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa to destination and return via private bus
$85 per person