Introduction to Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark county, is 9 miles SE of Henderson, Nevada (center to center) and 21 miles SE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city, which is conveniently located inside the Las Vegas metropolitan area, has an estimated 14,966 residents.
Boulder City History
Boulder City was established by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1932, to house people working on the construction of the Hoover Dam. The dam, then known as Boulder Dam, was designed by Saco Rienk DeBoer, who was a landscape architect. The Bureau relinquished control of the city in 1958, and on January 4th, 1960, the city was officially incorporated. A pharmacist, Robert N. Broadbent, was elected as the first mayor. Boulder City was the second city in Nevada to make gambling illegal. It was named after the Boulder Canyon.
Boulder City and Nearby Attractions
- Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Hoover Dam
- Wet 'n Wild
- Las Vegas Zoo
- Alan Bible Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Boulder City
While in Boulder City, one may visit places like Boulder City Historic District, Bootleg Canyon and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Boulder City Municipal Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. Local festivals include the Fine Arts Festival celebrated in April, the Dam Short Film Festival in February, and Art in the Park in October. Popular museums include the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, the Searchlight Historical Museum, and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
Boulder City Transportation
The closest major international airport is McCarran International Airport.
Boulder City Higher Education
The closest colleges to Boulder City are the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Mohave Community College, and Southern Utah University.