Boulder City Nevada is located approximately 26 miles from the glitter of Las Vegas and just a few miles from the views of the Hoover Dam.
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It also borders Henderson, Nevada which has become like the second Las Vegas. This city offers an experience that is so close to sin city, but worlds away! The Boulder City zip codes are 89005 and 89006.
The residents enjoy a quaint, small town atmosphere, historic charm and an excellent quality of life with a low crime rate and high quality police and fire services and best of all a great Boulder City Golf course and country club.
Did I mention the cutest Milos Sidewalk Cafe and wine bar (Milo's Cellar) around? A wonderful menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, cheese plates... and no gambling....
Boulder City Nevada was initially created to house the workers who built Hoover Dam, and was a significant part of the successful completion of the Boulder Canyon Project. Constructed in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, Boulder City was conceived by the Federal Government as an ideal town, a "model" city to which the American people could look for hope of a better future.
Here is a picture of the historic Boulder Dam Hotel which has since been remodeled very nicely. This gives a great idea of how cute and historical the center of this little town is. If you visit the link above for the hotel, they give you a brief history of the hotel, and also tell you about the Hoover Dam museum that is located on their first floor.
Royalty, stars and rich people of all kinds have stayed here. Some acting in the local theater productions and some famous faces like Shirley Temple and others very prominent figures in our history like Howard Hughes who stayed here to recuperate from crashing his airplane. The hotel struggled to survive in the war when the Dam was closed, so after changing hands many times, the Boulder City Nevada Historical Association took over and restored it to it's rightful place in history as a beautiful historical reminder of times past.
You can start here at the Boulder Dam Hotel and take a self guided walking tour and learn about history, the people who built Hoover Dam and pass by many shops and restaurants along the way. Here are the sites on the walking tour and here is a map for the tour you can open :
Boulder City Nevada History Continued at page bottom....
Now only one of these is actually in Boulder City, but the other two are nearby locations in the bordering city of Henderson
Lake Mead National Rec Area - 601 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV (702) 293-8907, enjoy Lake Mead for boating, fishing and fun as well as many wonderful camping areas for your enjoyment.
Black Mountain Recreation Center and Aquatic Complex - 599 Greenway Road (at Horizon Drive), Henderson, NV 89015, (702)267-4070
Downtown Recreation Center - 105 W. Basic Road (parking lot is accessible from Van Wagenen), Henderson, NV 89015, (702) 267-4040
Important Boulder City Nevada Contact Phone Numbers
You may have to dial 1 ... depending on where you are calling from
Making Boulder City Nevada proud, the construction of this amazing monster of an overpass is done! So if you are in for some adventure, go take a drive over it.
It sits approximately 900 feet over the Colorado river and was built as a connection between Nevada and Arizona. It was opened October 19 of 2010. If you would like to see an amazing overhead view of it and get the stats and detailed information, please visit the Hoover Dam Bypass.
Be Sure to visit Google Images and search Hoover Dam Bypass to view some breathtaking images. I personally will not go over this without my husband driving and burying my head in my knees, I am scared of heights.
The place where Boulder City stands today was nothing but barren desert in 1928, when Congress authorized the construction of a dam on the Colorado River in Black Canyon between Nevada and Arizona. It would be a monumental task - a dam to dwarf all others, built during a period of national uncertainty created by the Great Depression.
Within a short time, a sense of community developed among the residents of Boulder City. Unlike more traditional construction towns,Boulder City offered families a sense of stability. Social and spiritual organizations strengthened their ties to the area.
Today, Boulder City Nevada takes pride in its quality recreational facilities such as Bootleg Canyon, one of the world's Epic Trails, Boulder City Golf Course, Boulder Creek Golf Club, the year-round swimming pool and racquetball complex, tennis courts and hiking trails that provide residents and visitors a wide range of experiences.