Boulder City

Boulder City is a town in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is approximately 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas. As of the 2020 census, the population of Boulder City was 14,885. The town took its name from Boulder Canyon. The Hoover Dam and Boulder City’s histories are intertwined, as the town was built to house the dam’s 5,000 builders in the 1930s. It is a rarity in American municipalities, as one of the few towns fully planned under government supervision. Though Boulder City was incorporated in 1960 and is no longer under the administration of the federal government, the town retains the orderly charm of its planned community roots to this day.

Features

Nevada Southern Railway Museum

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Take a train ride in one of the refurbished coaches dating back to the 1930s. Passengers depart from the Nevada Southern Railway station and travel 3.5 miles west along the historic Boulder Branch line to Railroad Pass.

Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.