Nevada Way and Arizona Street
Las Vegas, NV 89005
Boulder City & the Hoover Dam
tel: (702) 293 2034
fax: (702) 293 0574
NileGuide Expert tip:
Boulder City is very dog and child-friendly.
Boulder City was built to house Hoover Dam's workers and their families. From its inception, gaming was not allowed, and it remains a non-gaming town to this day. The historic downtown area, built in the 1930s, is full of shops, businesses, and restaurants. Large parks offer visitors and residents plenty of places to relax and enjoy a picnic or a walk. This is a great place to stroll and explore—and there's not a slot machine anywhere in sight.
Antique stores, sidewalk cafes, gift shops, and art galleries line the streets. Throughout the Historic District, you'll find statutes along the sidewalks that add to the artsy feeling of this charming small town. The Boulder City Hotel—listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, as is the entire Historic District—has a small museum that details the construction of the dam and the lives of the workers and their families.
Boulder City is about 30 miles from Las Vegas. Once in Boulder City, from US Highway 93, bear right to take Nevada Way to downtown Boulder City. Plenty of parking is available throughout the area, except during special events, like the Boulder City Art in the Park in October. Check the events calendar on Boulder City's website for upcoming festivals or events.
Photo courtesy of Terrisa Meeks