Casinos in Henderson, like Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, is surrounded by historic sites such as Boulder City, Nevada. You may not be familiar with the town, but at the time of its construction, Boulder City was a national symbol of hope and prosperity. It signified the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of better, more progressive times. Boulder City still has a lot to offer with its historical and environmental features. Let’s take a look at these five fun facts about Boulder City, Nevada that will make you want to start planning your trip today.
1. Boulder City is Home to the Hoover Dam
Boulder City was founded in 1931 as a housing city for the builders working on the Hoover Dam. So not only is Boulder City home to the Hoover Dam, the Dam is the reason the city exists. In fact, the Dam was originally known as the Boulder Dam. Visitors are welcome to tour the Dam year round, and private tours, school tours, kayaking and rafting are available. You can also immerse yourself even more in the history of this architectural feat by visiting the Hoover Dam Museum.
2. It Borders Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The Hoover Dam was built along the Colorado River to create Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume when it’s full. Lake Mead is surrounded by its Recreation Area, which is the most diverse recreation area in the United States. Hike through its vast mountains, canyons and valleys. Plan a picnic by one of its two lakes, or simply enjoy the splendor of one of the area’s nine wilderness areas.
3. It’s Only 20 Miles Away From Las Vegas
While this may not be one of the most fun facts about Boulder City, Nevada, it is one of only two cities in the state that does not allow gambling. But never fear, gambling friends, because the ultimate gambling city of Las Vegas is only 20 miles northwest of Boulder City. Spend your days touring the outdoor and historical attractions Boulder City has to offer, and spend your nights trying your lucky hand in lively Las Vegas.
4. Soar Through Bootleg CanyonBoulder City also features the
internationally renowned Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park. Test your mountain biking skills on this epic park’s cross country and downhill trails. If you’d rather fly than bike, Bootleg Canyon also offers Flightlinez zip lining experience through the park. Soar over mountains and through valleys at 50 miles per hour to get a one of a kind view of this desert terrain.
5. Ride on the Train Tracks of History
In order to construct the monumental Hoover Dam, a series of railways were laid down in order to transport construction materials to the site. Most of these railroads are gone now, but the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum preserves some of them, along with genuine 1930’s Pullman Coaches. The museum itself is located on these historic tracks, and it operates the heritage railroad that takes visitors on a seven mile tour in the refurbished coaches.
Speaking of railroads, Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino is conveniently located in nearby Henderson, NV, only five miles from Boulder City. If these facts about Boulder City, Nevada gave you the traveling bug, contact us today to book your stay.