Boulder City & the Hoover Dam Attractions in Las Vegas

A trip to Hoover Dam is a must-do for many Las Vegas visitors, and the area around Boulder City and Hoover Dam offers many things to do. The immense man-made lake created by Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, is a great place for sight-seeing, boating, fishing, and exploring. Marinas rent boats and jet skis. Cruises give visitors a chance to see the lake from out on its waters-no rentals necessary. While Lake Mead holds many recreational opportunities, it's not the only thing to do near Hoover Dam and Boulder City.

Before you start exploring this area, however, you can easily spend several hours at Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is a historic structure and an architectural wonder. Fully completed in 1936, the dam not only tamed the Colorado River and created Lake Mead, it is also a power plant. Tours take visitors inside the dam, although walking around its Art Deco exterior is a great way to learn some history and be amazed at the incredible structure-not to mention get great photographs.

In Boulder City, the town that was built for the workers at Boulder Dam (it was later renamed Hoover Dam), visitors can ride historic trains at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. At the Boulder Dam Hotel, the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum details the history behind the workers and the construction of the dam.

For the adventurous, Bootleg Canyon is home to both an Epic-rated bicycle trail and a zipline tour. If you're a golfer, you'll find Boulder City is a popular place for golfers-Cascata and the Boulder City Golf Course are two popular choices.

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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601 Nevada Way
(Alan Bible Visitor Center)

America's largest man-made lake... read more

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Hoover Dam

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PO Box 61470 (Mailing Address)

One of the world's largest dams... read more

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Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City

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600 Yucca Street

Ride on historic trains... read more

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Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

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1305 Arizona Street

The history of Boulder City and Hoover Dam...
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Hemenway Valley Park

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401 Ville Drive

A park with a resident herd of Desert Bighorn Sheep... read more

Bootleg Canyon Zipline Tour

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1512 Industrial Road

Fly high above the desert on a zipline... read more

Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park

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Bootleg Canyon Road

Top-rated mountain biking trails outside Boulder City... read more

Boulder City Golf Course

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1 Clubhouse Dr

Local favorite in Boulder City... read more

Cascata Golf Course

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One Cascata Drive

Exclusive golf course on the outskirts of Boulder City... read more

Lake Mead Cruises

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490 Horsepower Cove
(Lake Mead Lodge)

Dine on the lake... read more
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