The IA is taking advantage of being in the Las Vegas area and the exciting famous landmark water attractions this location has to offer. Two tours are available for you and your co-workers to get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of these world-famous sites. Joining other like-minded irrigation professionals for one of these events is not only a great way to connect with others in the profession, but it will also allow the tour to be more focused on your interests as a water professional, leading to interesting discussions among colleagues.

Hoover Dam Discovery Tour

Friday, Dec. 6  |  8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a history-filled ride as you travel from the Las Vegas Strip, 30 miles east to Boulder City, to the location of the Hoover Dam. Upon arrival to the dam, you will begin the self-guided tour making several stops, including a brief video introduction followed by a trip down 530 feet through the rock wall of the Black Canyon to view eight of the 17 generators.

A stroll on the observation deck is essential, as it offers the perfect panoramic views of the Hoover Dam, Colorado River and Lake Mead. You will also enjoy seeing the O’Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge that was built to alleviate the traffic caused by 15,000 people passing through each day. Additional stops on the tour include the Winged Figures of the Republic, the spillways (large enough to float a WWII battleship) and the intake towers.

Participants will have approximately two hours at the Hoover Dam to leisurely tour and learn about this masterful site. Snacks and beverages will be provided. The tour departs from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Cost: $115 per person

SOLD OUT! Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Bellagio Fountains

Friday, Dec. 6  |  10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Get an in-depth look at what it takes to put on one of the famed fountain shows at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. A fountain control engineer will take you on a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour of the Bellagio fountains and show you what it takes to make sure that this iconic attraction stays operational day in and day out.

Please note that there is a fair amount of walking, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Cost: $20 per person