The welcoming oasis of Boulder City creates a charming atmosphere with incredible amenities and attractions, including the historic Boulder Dam Hotel, breweries, and other Boulder City resident-owned restaurants on Main Street. Miles of trails perfect for hiking or biking are conveniently located throughout the area and its small town feel can be enjoyed at the local shops, neighborhood parks, golf courses, holiday parades and events.

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. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, working 24 hours a day, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally known as Boulder Dam from 1933, it was officially renamed Hoover Dam, for President Herbert Hoover, by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Visit Bureau of Reclamation for more information.

Just 15 minutes South of Boulder City, take in the spectacular views of more than 750 miles of shoreline at Lake Mead. With fishing, boating, hiking, Lake Mead National Recreation Area includes mountains, lakes, canyons and valleys to explore with trails, scenic drives and campsites waiting to be uncovered. This recreational paradise is the perfect spot for water sport enthusiasts with activities ranging from relaxing on a houseboat to jumping through waves on a wakeboard. Head downstream and explore the Colorado River on a kayak or raft as you marvel at the spectacular Black Rock Canyon. Visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area for more information. 

In the Downtown Historic District visitors can stroll the streets and learn about the area’s history and attractions at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Boulder City has a number of hotels, both historic and modern, allowing visitors to base here and enjoy the charm and relaxing atmosphere. Eat your heart out with a variety of restaurants, with an array of cuisines, offering delicious choices. Visit Boulder City for more information. 

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