We had been to Hoover Dam a couple of times since moving to Arizona, but in July, 2018 we went again with my mother, who had never seen the dam. We’d already taken her to the Neon Museum earlier in the same visit, but now it was time to see awesome, majestic nature.
As photographers, we tended to avoid the tours because we’re often trying to get photographs when fewer people are around outside. But since it was my Mom’s first time at the dam, we did the powerplant tour. Currently, the Powerplant Tour costs $15 per person.
Once the guided Powerplant Tour was over, we did the self-guided Visitor Center Tour, which is included in the cost. I highly recommend the Visitor Center Tour, which can be purchased separately for $10 per person, just for the opportunities to get photos from the Observation Deck in the Visitor Center. Because we had ignored tours in the past, I had no idea I could get these views. 🙂
Observation Deck views
Hoover Dam exterior views
It will likely be a while before we’re in the Lake Mead and/or Las Vegas area again, but we’ll probably go see the dam again. It’s just that amazing.