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After pickup from your Las Vegas hotel you will travel to Boulder City, home of the Hoover Dam, where you'll stop for a photo opportunity along the Bypass Bridge.

Then you're off to the Eldorado Canyon to explore the Techatticup Mine. Upon arrival you'll visit the general store where you'll learn about the history of the area by a local guide. You'll walk to the mine's entrance and be transported back in time when mining was a way of life for Southern Nevada as you tour inside for approximately 1-hour.

Afterwards, you will have time to shop and take pictures of the surrounding area, which has also been used as a film set for a number of movies.

Before heading back to Las Vegas, you'll visit the Nelson Overlook for a gorgeous view of the Colorado River flowing through Eldorado Canyon.
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Detours of Nevada
Discover Southern Nevada’s mining days on this guided, 4.5-hour, small-group trip to Eldorado Canyon from Las Vegas. Mining has been an integral part of Nevada’s history and it remains a nationally and internationally significant source of metals and minerals. Visit the historical Techatticup Mine, the oldest, richest and most-famous gold mine in Southern Nevada, and explore the surrounding canyon. Also, stop at Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Snacks and bottled water plus a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Travel to Eldorado Canyon from Las Vegas
  • Visit historical Techatticup Mine
  • Discover Southern Nevada’s mining history
  • See Hoover Dam and the Colorado River
  • Fun for the entire family
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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Reviewed June 16, 2018
Be careful, be very careful

Every time I go to Las Vegas I plan to go on a tour. This year was going to book this one. I paid for it and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately, they need a minimum of four people, so two days before the...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed June 13, 2018
Brilliant Trip

Recently went on this half day trip and have to say we throughly enjoyed it. Our driver and guide James was punctual, extremely pleasant and easy to get on with and was extremely informative throughout the tour. The mine itself was extremely interesting, especially hearing...More

Thank WilliamP1986
DETOURSofNV, Guest Relations Manager at Detours of Nevada, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hi William... We're so glad you enjoyed your tour to the Eldorado Canyon and Techatticup Mine. We appreciate the opportunity to take you back in time to experience the history of this amazing place! We're so glad you enjoyed the service James provided as your...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Great Experience

A fun and unique experience - got to see the Hoover Dam and tour an old mine. Our guide Tommy was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend if you're looking for a day trip with some history and an authentic look into the American West.

Thank rleharrison
DETOURSofNV, Guest Relations Manager at Detours of Nevada, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing about your experience and your guide, Tommy! We hope to see you on another adventure of the American West!

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Definitely worth the trip!

We've been to Vegas a few times and were looking for another adventure for a day trip. Happily I found some reviews for the Techatticup Mine and decided it was a must see. It was awesome and I highly recommend it! It's out in the...More

Thank missthesun
Reviewed April 3, 2018
Interesting half day tour from Las Vegas

My three children and I did this half day tour from Las Vegas. James, our Detours tour guide, was awesome. He was very informative and provided interesting facts. His knowledge and passion for the area is evident. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. They also...More

Thank Azarmeen J
DETOURSofNV, Guest Relations Manager at Detours of Nevada, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience on our Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour. We're so glad to have shared the half day with you and your three children, and we appreciate the opportunity to show you this very cool place, in our...More

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