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Hoover Dam: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

1. Hoover Dam: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 30+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Hoover Dam in 3-5 hours. Once downloaded, your tour to the Hoover Dam will begin in fabulous Las Vegas, right on the Vegas Strip. As you cruise through the Las Vegas Valley, you’ll get a glimpse into the city’s appropriately Wild West beginnings, from its start as a humble rail town to its early days as a rowdy gambling den. You’ll also find out how the Great Depression and the Hoover Dam changed the city forever. Once you leave Vegas behind, you’ll get acquainted with the mighty Colorado River—which played the dual role of lifegiver and destructive force of nature before the Hoover Dam’s construction. Ever wonder what it took to tame such a powerful force? You’ll find out here! Then, get to know the big names behind the Hoover Dam project, like Frank “Hurry Up” Crowe and the Six Companies. Plus, learn how the water from the dam was intended to be distributed… and how that’s changing today. Next, you’ll arrive in Boulder City, one of the state’s newest cities, and one created exclusively for the construction of the Hoover Dam. As you cruise through this unusual town, you’ll hear about a dramatic standoff between the dam’s builders and the Six Companies, as well as the truth behind the brutal working conditions the laborers suffered under. After that, you’ll reach Lake Mead Viewpoint, offering stellar views of the artificial lake created by the Hoover Dam. Then you’ll hear how workers actually built the dam, from the daring feats of the high scalers to the genius engineering that went into pouring the concrete. If you’d like to hike the route of old railroad tracks, you can do that next at the Historic Railroad Hiking Trail. Then, continue on to Lakeview Overlook, another fabulous spot to take in the scenery and snap some pictures of Lake Mead. As you approach the dam itself, you’ll have the option to stop at Boulder Dam Bridge Overlook for the best view of the Hoover Dam you’ll find anywhere. Then, you can choose whether to drive across the dam or park and walk along the rim yourself! Finally, you’ll arrive at the Hoover Dam Lookout on the dam’s far side, and hear what this dam means for the present and future of the southwest. Your tour concludes here.

Hoover Dam & Red Rock: An Unforgettable Self-Guided Tour

2. Hoover Dam & Red Rock: An Unforgettable Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, your Hoover Dam tour begins at the enchanting Bellagio Fountain in the heart of Las Vegas. Roll down the strip and dig into the city’s wild past, replete with gambling, feuding, and backstabbing. Then cruise out toward the Hoover Dam and learn about the powerful Colorado River and the early efforts to control it. Plus, get to know the infamous Frank Crowe, who spearheaded the dam-building project. Stop for scenic views at the Lake Mead Viewpoint, then hear about the Colorado River Compact and the struggle to distribute this precious resource. Take an optional detour to the Historical Railroad Hiking Trail, which follows the path of old and now decommissioned railroad tracks. Or visit the Lakeview Overlook for further views of Lake Mead’s splendor. As you near the Hoover Dam, you’ll stop at Boulder Dam Bridge Overlook, offering an unparalleled view of the dam. Then, choose between driving across the dam or parking to walk along its mighty rim. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Hoover Dam Lookout, for another great look at this massive structure. Your tour concludes here. Your Red Rock Canyon Tour starts at the park entrance on the outskirts of Las Vegas. From there, you’ll head to the Calico Hills, mounds of hard, red rock that were once shifting sand dunes! You’ll then proceed to the Sandstone Quarry Overlook, where miners once harvested sandstone. Find out what made Red Rock Canyon’s sandstone so valuable and unique. Then hear about the plentiful wildlife you might encounter during your visit and how to spot them! Hear about battles between conservationists and developers, and discover how the conservation zone that protects the canyon was created. Next, stop at High Point Overlook, the highest point on the tour at 4,780 feet above sea level! If you want a detour, you can visit the petroglyphs and pictographs at Petroglyph Wall. They’re thought to be over 800 years old! Then swing past the Ice Box Canyon Trail, a trail flanked by narrow cliff walls that make it much, much cooler than the surrounding desert. Next is the Red Rock Wash Overlook, a haven for birdwatchers. Then learn more about the canyon’s fossils. Find out that what could be the oldest land animal fossil was discovered here! Finally, you’ll reach Red Rock Canyon Overlook, where your tour concludes.

Hoover Dam & Lake Mead: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Hoover Dam & Lake Mead: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Introducing the ultimate way to explore the iconic Hoover Dam and stunning Lake Mead - our self-guided audio driving tour! This immersive tour is designed to guide you through the history and landmarks of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead with the convenience and flexibility of your own vehicle. You'll gain insight into the fascinating history and engineering of the Hoover Dam, as well as the natural beauty and wildlife of Lake Mead. Throughout your drive, you'll have the freedom to stop and explore at your own pace, taking in the stunning scenery and snapping photos of the unforgettable views. And with our detailed directions and insider tips, you'll be sure to see all the must-see spots and hidden gems along the way. Things you'll experience on the tour: • Museum with interactive displays and exhibits. • A park that is something you’d picture in a watercolor painting. • Walk along the top of the dam and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Colorado River. • Take a scenic cruise on Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. • Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or jet ski and explore the crystal-clear waters of Lake Mead. • Have a picnic at one of the designated areas near Lake Mead. • Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel, featured in so many movies and TV shows. So if you're looking for an unforgettable way to experience the wonder and beauty of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead turn your phone into a personal guide and take our self-guided driving tour!

Hoover Dam Suv Tour: Power Plant Tour, Museum Tickets & More

4. Hoover Dam Suv Tour: Power Plant Tour, Museum Tickets & More

This is a Hoover Dam tour by luxury Suv that's approximately 3.5 hours long from hotel pickup to drop-off. Power plant ticket, museum ticket, visitor center ticket & bottle drinks included. Strip hotel pickup & drop off included but must be no more than 3 miles away from the strip. Two tour times to choose from. ITINERARY * Two different tour times to choose from-(8am or 1pm) After your tour is purchased your exact pickup information will be sent to you along with your tour package * Hotel pickup & drop offs no more than 3 miles away from the strip * Power Plant Tour Tickets- A 30 minute guided tour deep inside of the Hoover Dam to see the gigantic turbines & more * Museum- See the historic artifacts & the amazing engineering accomplishment that took place so long ago * Outtake Spillway Tunnels- We show you these unique spillway tunnels that controlled the entire water level of Lake Mead which was the largest man made lake in America

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Audio-Guided Tour

5. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Audio-Guided Tour

This bundle contains two tours: Vegas to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 30+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Hoover Dam in 3-5 hours. Once downloaded, your journey to the colossal Hoover Dam begins on the Las Vegas Strip. As you drive through the Las Vegas Valley, delve into the city's wild beginnings, from its inception as a modest railway town to its early years as a bustling gambling hub. Hear how the Hoover Dam helped the struggling city survive. Behold the mighty Colorado River and follow the struggles to channel its raging power. Then, meet the figures behind the Hoover Dam project, including the imposing Frank "Hurry Up" Crowe and the consortium called the Six Companies. The next stop is Boulder City, a federally-funded city, established for the Hoover Dam construction. Hear about the rugged and harsh conditions in which its workers lived. The Lake Mead Viewpoint, next, offers captivating views of the man-made lake born from the Hoover Dam. If you wish, you can take a hike on the Historic Railroad Hiking Trail that follows an old railroad route. Proceed to the Lakeview Overlook, another magnificent vantage point to appreciate Lake Mead's grandeur. As the dam draws near, opt for a stop at the Boulder Dam Bridge Overlook for a breathtaking view of the Hoover Dam. Then, you can either drive across the dam or park and walk along its impressive rim! Finally, arrive at the Hoover Dam Lookout on the dam's far side and consider its impact on the Southwest and its future. Your tour of the dam concludes here. For Lake Mead, your tour commences at the visitor center. Hear stories of geological history and metamorphosis, while viewing multicolored rock formations. Unearth Indian tribes and admire how they diverted water for survival! Also pass the hot springs which Paleo-Indians deemed therapeutic and sacred. Proceed past the Las Vegas Wash, a valuable stopping point and which helped early farmers and miners eke out a living. Bring to life explorers like John Wesley Powell, who bravely explored the uncharted portions of the Colorado River. Uncover how Lake Mead’s namesake Elwood Mead went against the grain pushing for revolutionary water management practices. See the Hamblin-Cleopatra Volcano and discover how it broke into three pieces! Learn about the animals that call this area home, including tarantulas and Gila Monsters. Then, enter Valley of Fire State Park and witness the stunningly red rock formations which make this landscape famous. Your tour concludes here.

Nevada: A Comprehensive Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

6. Nevada: A Comprehensive Self-Guided Audio Tour Bundle

This bundle contains seven tours: Vegas to the Hoover Dam, Death Valley, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas Strip, and Lake Tahoe. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 74-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Lake Mead in 3-4 hours. Your journey to the Hoover Dam begins on the Las Vegas Strip. Driving through the Las Vegas Valley, uncover the city's wild beginnings, from its inception as a modest railway town to an early gambling hub. Learn how the Hoover Dam helped Las Vegas survive! View the Colorado River and relive the fights to contain its power. Pass through Boulder City, established specifically for the Hoover Dam construction, and find out about the brutal conditions its workers endured. Stop by Lake Mead Viewpoint for wondrous views of the lake born from the Hoover Dam. If you like, you can walk the Historic Railroad Hiking Trail, along a long defunct railroad line. Move onto the Lakeview Overlook, another great vantage point that highlights Lake Mead's grandeur. Then pause at the Boulder Dam Bridge Overlook for an awe-inspiring view of the Hoover Dam. Finally, drive across the dam or stop and walk along the impressive rim! Your tour ends at the Hoover Dam Lookout on the dam’s far side. For Lake Mead, your tour begins at the visitor center. You’ll get tales of geological history, while observing colorful rock formations. Learn how Native tribes used the river for survival and pass the hot springs which Paleo-Indians believed sacred. Learn about John Wesley Powell, Elwood Mead, and other essential figures in the region’s history as you drive. Step back in time and feel the devastating impacts of the Imperial Valley Disaster, then hear about a different kind of disaster as you behold the Hamblin-Cleopatra Volcano. Hear about the diverse animals which thrive in this harsh climate, such as mountain lions and Gila Monsters, then drive to the famous Valley of Fire State Park, where your tour will conclude. In Red Rock Canyon, start at the visitor center. From there, you’ll delve into Red Rock’s unique sandstone formations, like the amazing Calico Hills. Hear about fights between conservation and development in the area as you drive, then visit petroglyphs and pictographs over 800 years old! Pass the Ice Box Canyon trail, where narrow canyon walls block out the sun! Learn about the canyon’s famed fossils, including one thought to be the oldest land animal ever found in Nevada! The tour ends at the panoramic Red Rock Canyon Overlook. This is the perfect bundle to enhance any trip to the Southwest! This bundle contains seven tours: • Vegas to the Hoover Dam • Death Valley • Lake Mead • Valley of Fire • Red Rock Canyon • Las Vegas Strip • Lake Tahoe

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