Boulder City, Nevada is a small city located about 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The city was founded in 1931, shortly after the U.S. government announced that it would build a new hydroelectric dam on the Colorado River. A small town was built in the area to accommodate the thousands of workers who arrived, hoping for a chance to find employment during the Great Depression. For some time, the project was called Boulder Canyon Dam. Today, it's known as the Hoover Dam, and the small town grew into Boulder City.
Visiting Boulder City
Guests staying at hotels in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas fly into McCarran International Airport. From there, you can take a taxi, bus, or rental car to Boulder City hotels. Some of the hotels near Boulder City NV provide airport shuttle services—check with your hotel to find out whether it's one of them. Once you've settled in, you can start to explore some of the numerous things to do near and around hotels in Boulder City NV. Hoover Dam is one of the area's most popular tourist attractions. You can rent a car in Boulder City or take a tour bus to reach the dam. A few companies also offer helicopter tours of the area. Other spots you may want to visit in Boulder City include the Nevada State Railroad Museum; Bootleg Canyon Park, which has become a popular destination for mountain bike riders who want to try the area's challenging trails; and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, where you can fish, hike, or simply enjoy a picnic while you take in the spectacular view. When you're ready for something to eat, try one of the pizzerias, breweries, or Mexican restaurants along the Great Basin Highway corridor.
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