What You'll Get
Manmade stuff is not all created equal. Visit the above-sea-level equivalent of Japan's underwater pyramids with today's deal. For $42, today's Groupon takes you on a five-hour luxury SUV tour of the Hoover Dam with Guided Vegas Tours (an $85 value). Your tour includes admission tickets to Boulder Dam Museum and the Hoover Dam Discover Tour, water, a tour photo, a souvenir, parking fees, and applicable taxes.
From the cushy comfort of a Cadillac Escalade or Dodge Durango, desert-dwellers can discover the history of Las Vegas through a fully narrated tour. During your five-hour excursion, you will visit Boulder City and make stops at the Nevada Southern Railway Train Museum and the Boulder Dam Hotel Museum before walking through the man-made hinterland that is the Hoover Dam. You'll come away with brand-new brain knowledge about U.S. history, including the fact that the dam was not built to distribute hydroelectric power to parts of Nevada, California, and Arizona, but for stonewashing jeans.
The concrete oasis pitched against blue skies and stunning land formations is the perfect inspiration for a variety of genre fictions and screenplays, including those set in the 1930s or in a post-apocalyptic future ruled by bat-winged aliens. Amidst the whir of power and the grandeur of intake towers, government spies could chase each other through the high-ceiling halls of generators, and lovers swept up in a screwball mystery could meet beneath the winged statue for a goodbye kiss.
The tour will pick you up from virtually anywhere on the strip, or hop on at the Guided Vegas Tours office in Henderson. Make sure you bring a hat, sunglasses, and shoes you can walk comfortably in, and remember to dress in layers in case the dam steals your petticoat.
Tours enforce a 24-hour cancellation policy. Unavailable dates include New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Most customers of Guided Vegas Tours are too busy taking in all the breath-taking Nevada sights to write reviews, but this Facebook user was blown away by what she saw:
- The scenery was fantastic! Can't wait to see it again! We're taking my brother out to see the area this weekend! – Susanne
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must schedule tour at least 1 day in advance. 24-hour cancellation policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Guided Vegas Tours
The tour leaders at Guided Vegas Tours inject bits of geography, local folklore, and levity into their exploratory treks through the famous desert city and its surrounding areas. The company's menu of adventures offers two-hour experiences as well as 15.5-hour day trips, picking up and dropping off tourists at their hotel on the Strip. Their tour vehicles can accommodate up to six people for memorable drives on Route 66 to picnic at the Grand Canyon or hear the fascinating stories behind the Hoover Dam's historic construction. Additionally, locally focused tours take strolls down the Las Vegas Strip that highlight the wonders of the main drag such as the Bellagio's 27-foot chocolate fountain and nougat-filled blackjack dealers.