Best Historical Tours Around Las Vegas
The city of Las Vegas is easily one of the most entertaining and historical destinations in the Southwest. From the infamous 1940s mobsters to the development of what many believe to be the live entertainment capital of the world known as Sin City, there’s plenty of history to learn during your next visit. Take a trip back in time on one of these historical tours around Las Vegas.
When it comes to historical sites near Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam tops the list of most popular tourist attractions in the American West. About a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas, the structure signifies the efforts made by Americans during the Great Depression to complete this astounding project and exhibit the country’s dedication to progress. Here at Black Canyon River Adventures, we believe you should experience the Hoover Dam and its surroundings up close. That’s why when you take a Black Canyon Raft Tour, you’ll float along the Colorado River while learning about the area’s history.
Historical Tour of the Pioneer Saloon
Escape the Las Vegas scene for a few hours and enter a “wild west” world of tumbleweeds, sheriffs and cowboys on a three-hour walking tour of Goodsprings, Nevada. Seek out the famous bullet hole in the Pioneer Saloon, then enjoy a fulfilling meal in the Ghost Town Café. Along the way, hear stories from your tour guide about the movie stars and mavericks that have kept the town alive for decades. The Historical Tour of the Pioneer Saloon is family-friendly and includes lunch, refreshments, a professional guide and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
The Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street
Have you ever wondered how Sin City got its start? See some of the most interesting sights in old Las Vegas on this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Learn about one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas while visiting attractions like the Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Container Park and the Mob Museum. The tour includes a complimentary cocktail, entry to historic casinos and expert narration. Must be at least 21 years of age to book this tour.
Experience the spine-tingling past of Sin City as you learn about Las Vegas’ mob scene from the 1940s to the 1980s. The 2.5-hour guided tour will take you on a journey through infamous sites such as the locations where mob murders, burglaries and car bombings actually happened. You’ll also hear about the mob enforcers and how they carefully operated to avoid law enforcement. Finish off your tour with tickets to the Mob Museum to learn more at any point during your Las Vegas vacation.
Go beyond the usual Las Vegas neon lights with a day trip to any of these exciting locations, especially the Hoover Dam and a raft tour from Black Canyon River Adventures. Contact us today for more information on booking your next historical ride through American history.