The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and powerplant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam.
The tours are NOT RECOMMENDED for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia, or has a pacemaker or defibrillator. Tours are conducted in confined spaces and in a powerplant with generators emitting electromagnetic fields.Also:
Tel: (702) 494-2517
Toll free: (866) 730-9097
Hours of Operation:
Note: All times are for the Pacific Time Zone.
Parking Garage: Open 8:00 a.m. -- Close 5:15 p.m.
Parking fee: $10.00
Visitor Center: Open 9:00 a.m. -- Close 5:00 p.m. (Tickets must be purchased by 4:15 p.m. for access)
First Powerplant Tour departs at 9:25 a.m.
Last Powerplant Tour departs at 3:55 p.m.
First Dam Tour departs at 9:30 a.m.
Last Dam Tour departs at 3:30 p.m.
Dam Tours (limited to 20 people per tour) may sell-out a couple hours in advance of the last tour
Last Visitor Center ticket is sold at 4:15 p.m. (Tickets sold from 3:45-4:15 p.m. are for Visitor Center Admission only). The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
NOTE: The guided Powerplant Tour takes about 30 minutes, while the Dam Tour lasts nearly one hour. If you take one of these guided tours, and want to discover all the other features at Hoover Dam (not included on the guided tours), plan about two hours or more for your entire visit.
Tour Options and Admission Fees:
Powerplant Tour - Includes 30-minute guided tour and admission to the Visitor Center & Powerplant
PriceAdults (Ages 17-61) $15.00
Juniors (ages 4-16)$12.00U.S.
Military$12.00U.S. Military (in Uniform)
FreeChildren (Ages 0-3)Free
Hoover Dam Tour - Includes 1-hour guided tour, and admission to the Visitor Center, Powerplant & Dam Passageways
Adults, Seniors, Juniors & U.S.Military$30.00, No children under age 8 permitted. Note: This tour is NOT accessible for visitors with wheelchairs or crutches.
Visitor Center Admission - This option allows entry into the Visitor Center WITHOUT access to the tours of the dam or powerplant.
Adults, Seniors, Juniors & U.S. Military$10.00Children ages 3 and under