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  4. Hoover Dam

Las Vegas: Historic Route 66 Tour with Oatman & Cool Springs

Product ID: 343031
Discover the magic of historic Route 66 on this unique and exciting tour from Las Vegas. Visit the impressive Hoover Dam, stop at the original Cool Springs Station, explore a ghost town ruled by wild donkeys, and drive past the sprawling Mojave Desert.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

The local partner will contact you via email or text to confirm your pickup details prior to the tour date. Pickup and drop-off is offered for all Las Vegas hotels and resorts, AirBnBs, and private residences. Look out for a luxury silver van, wrapped in images of national parks and the local partner logo.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be amazed by the Hoover Dam's impressive architecture and engineering
  • Visit Cool Springs Station, which inspired Pixar’s movie Cars
  • Wander alongside wild donkeys in the historic and mysterious town of Oatman
  • Soak up sprawling views of the Mojave Desert and imagine life in the Wild West
Full description
The day starts with pickup from your hotel and leaves the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip behind. The first stop is the fascinating Hoover Dam, built in 1931. Marvel at this impressive feat of human engineering while learning about the speed of the people who built the structure in just 4 years.

Continue the tour with an exciting drive along old Route 66, one of the most scenic drives in the Southwest. Arrive at Cool Springs Station, which inspired Pixar’s movie Cars, and admire the antiquated gas pumps that ooze old American charm. Head into the gift shop to browse the array of memorabilia before making your way up the Sitgreaves Pass to a makeshift cemetery. Along the way, stop at a scenic overlook where you can see 3 states.

Later, visit the historic and mysterious town of Oatman, often referred to as a “living ghost town”. This Arizona town was established when gold was found in 1902 and took its name from Olive Oatman, a young girl who was captured by Yavapai Native Americans and forced to work as a slave before being rescued and adopted by the Mojave Native Americans. Browse the quaint shops and feed the many wild donkeys that wander the streets, left behind by the miners of years gone by.

At the end of an unforgettable day, begin the return journey to Las Vegas by way of the Mojave Desert on the Veterans Memorial Highway. Soak up stunning views of the beautiful desert landscape and let your imagination take you back in time to the days of the Wild West.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Unlimited snacks, water, and lunch in Oatman
  • Gift bags for each passenger
What’s Not Included
  • Sunglasses, hats, or visors
  • Camera or binoculars
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress appropriately for a day out in the sunshine. You are recommended to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun hat or visor
• This tour is in English and German