Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City
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A fun way to learn about another era and railroad history.
600 Yucca Street
Las Vegas, NV 89005
When Boulder Dam was under construction in 1931, the railroad was integral to transporting people to and from Boulder City, and for moving supplies to the construction site in Black Canyon. A portion of those tracks still exist. Today, history lovers can learn about the railroad's history while riding on vintage, restored locomotives, some of which date to 1911. Museum personnel dress for the part and are on hand to answer any questions passengers may have during the 45-minute ride. A ride on one of these trains opens a window back in time. Cars whiz by on the highway running parallel to the tracks, and you can't help but think about how the pace of life has sped up since 1931. Historic trains are also on display around the depot. Trains leave the station from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the museum is closed in January.