Why Book a Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam?

Although there are many ways to travel to the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, few will take your breath away like a Papillon helicopter tour. Our state-of-the-art helicopter tours offer unrivaled views of the Hoover Dam from unique vantage points. With more than 50 years flying guests through the American Southwest, Papillon is the largest and most experienced helicopter tour operator in the world.

The Hoover Dam is a National Historic Landmark and a National Civil Engineering Landmark. The international attraction draws more than one million history buffs, engineering fanatics, and curious tourists from around the world each year.

What's so special about the Hoover Dam? To start, it's a 660-feet thick concrete gravity-arch dam that holds back the mighty Colorado River and provides power to three separate states. At the time of the Hoover Dam's completion in the 1930s, it was the largest dam in the world. Today, it is still considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.

Not only was this massive structure revolutionizing to the engineering industry. For millions of Americans in the depths of the Great Depression, it became a sign of hope for recovery.

When it comes to sightseeing near Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is a spot you can't miss.

Lake View Heli Tour

Realize your dream of flight with our Lake View Helicopter Tour! This flight covers approximately five miles in the air and flies toward incredible Lake Mead, providing amazing views.

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Hoover Dam Heli Tour

Lift off on an exciting helicopter flight that offers amazing views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. This tour covers approximately 10 miles flying at 2,500 feet above Hoover Dam.

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Black Canyon Heli Tour

Guests and passersby at Hoover Dam Lodge have the opportunity to see Lake Mead and Hoover Dam by air aboard a state-of-the-art Papillon helicopter. Passengers will continue on down the Colorado River to Black Canyon.

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Helicopter Tours from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam & Beyond

Papillon offers multiple sightseeing helicopter tours over the Hoover Dam. But why stop there? Experience all the sights of the American Southwest aboard a Papillon helicopter tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Each of these Grand Canyon tours includes incredible views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon. Upgrade the tour to include a flight over the Las Vegas Strip as well! You won't regret flying over the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on a state-of-the-art Papillon helicopter tour.

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Hoover Dam Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas FAQs


Which Hoover Dam tour is the best?
  • That depends on what you're looking for! If you want a tour of just the Hoover Dam, the Hoover Dam Heli Tour is your ticket. If you're looking for Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon all wrapped in one, the Grand Celebration or the Golden Eagle are the best Hoover Dam tours for you.

How far is the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas?
  • The Hoover Dam is approximately 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The massive dam is located near Boulder City, NV.

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