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Experience a change of pace in Historic Boulder City, "the city that built Hoover Dam". Tucked away between the glitter of Las Vegas and the awesome wonder of Hoover Dam, you'll find Boulder City; an unexpected oasis of cool grass, shade trees and open, friendly people. Just 23 short miles from glittering Las Vegas, the "reservation" of the 1930's has evolved over the decades.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Boulder City has a fascinating history as the first "planned community" in America. It was designed built to provide shelter to thousands of workers on the Hoover Dam (then known as The Boulder Canyon Project). Held over from its early beginnings, there is still no gambling permitted in Boulder City, the only community in Nevada with that distinction. The well preserved Historic district provides a glimpse of the 1930's.
An enjoyable part of going to Boulder City is visiting Lake Mead and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Lake Mead... more travel advice
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