Boulder City is a beautiful high oasis in the desert (elevation 2500) with green lawns and clean, tree-shaded streets overlooking Lake Mead and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The city is five miles from Lake Mead, eight miles from Hoover Dam and 21 miles south of Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of the World." The City of Boulder City is known as the city that housed over 4,000 workers during the construction of Hoover Dam, which lasted from 1931 to 1935.
The town is still home to many of the original Dam workers, fondly called "31ers" and their families. The city was supervised and regulated by the Bureau of Reclamation and all land in and around the city was owned by the federal government.
Boulder City is a community in Nevada without gaming and home of the State's number one tourist attraction, Hoover Dam. This is a wholesome, family-oriented community, with a significant retirement sector, that takes pride in it's low crime rate and high-quality police and fire protection.
We are ideally located between the entertainment and excitement of Las Vegas and Henderson, and the recreation paradise of the Lake Mead Recreation Area, containing North America's largest man-made lake.
Even though Boulder City is controlled by a slow-growth ordinance and therefore remains a small community, we host many large events. Art in the Park and Spring Jamboree are two of the largest events in Boulder City drawing nearly 100,000 guests to the Historic District. You'll never find a dull weekend, as there is always something happening.
The attractions and recreational opportunities have put Boulder City on the International map. Bootleg Canyon is world renowned for it's amazing and extreme mountain biking. It is home to an exciting zip line, soaring visitors over the breathtaking views of Bootleg Canyon and Hemenway Valley. If visitors look really hard while sailing through the air, they might spot one of the many Big Horn Sheep lying on the cool grass of Hemenway Park.
Boulder's friendly atmosphere and enjoyable pace really gives you a sense of down home charm. We'd love to have you join us for a relaxing stroll through Old Town, play a challenging golf game at one of the golf courses, do a little shopping in the business corridor, or enjoy an appetizing meal at a favorite restaurant.
No matter what mood you arrive in, Boulder City will bring a smile to your face and will draw you back time and time again.