Located about an hour out of Las Vegas, Hoover Dam is a natural stop when heading out to or back from the Grand Canyon.
Hoover Dam offers several different tours from admission to the visitor center to tours of the dam and powerplant.
The visitor center offers exhibits on the history of the Colorado River, the building of Hoover Dam, and how dams generate electricity.
From the visitor center, the outlook offers a view of the dam below.
Hoover Dam offers an educational experience with a mix of history, science, and geography. There’s a cafe by the parking lot that offers visitors a bite to eat before they head out for the long drive to the Grand Canyon.