10 Things to Do in Historic Boulder City!

On your $25 Roundtrip, Self-Guided Tour

Historic Boulder Dam Hotel

Built in 1933 to accommodate visitors to the construction of Hoover Dam (then called Boulder Dam), the historic Boulder Dam Hotel preserves the classic style of the era while providing the comforts and amenities today’s travelers expect.  Located in the center of Boulder City, this tidy, boutique-style hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.1305 Arizona Street. It makes a great starting point from which to enjoy the Historic District.  Boulder City Express stops here as your gateway to this enchanting area. 

Hoover Dam Museum

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the men and women who braved the desolation of the southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam and settle Boulder City. Admission is free. 1305 Arizona Street.  This interesting museum is located inside the Boulder Dam Hotel, up the stairs on the second level.

Boulder City Art Guild & Gallery

For more than 40 years, Boulder City Art Guild has been creating and promoting art in Southern Nevada. You’ll find their collection on the second floor of the Boulder Dam Hotel. Local artists display their paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, and other pieces in this nostalgic location. 

Antique Shopping

Excellent antique shopping at several downtown locations along Wyoming Street, Arizona Street and Nevada Way. A wide variety of collectibles and antiques are available to enjoy looking through.  You are sure to find some treasure meant just for you, whether you are looking for a valuable antique, pop-culture memory, or a local piece of history from the Boulder City area. 

Boulder City Walking Tour 

Visit the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce to pick up a map and find out how to listen to the audio walking tour of the Historic District. Or you can just scan a QR code from along the walking tour which winds through the downtown area.  This will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the story that Boulder City has to tell. 

Coffee Cup Café

Featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives, for over 75 years this café has offered famous breakfasts and other specialties such as Chile Verde.  512 Nevada Hwy.  It is a locals’ favorite and has a great story to tell.  Eating here will connect you to the life and feel of the community, and bring you some delicious food!

Boulder City Downtown Sculptures

Stunning and artistically diverse bronze sculptures dot the downtown historic district and range from whimsical to historical.  All along the streets you will find works of art that are sure to please you.  Some are fun, some are thought provoking, and some are emotional, but each has something to delight visitors as they stroll through the district.

Southwest Diner

Specializing in old fashioned–what grandma used to make–home cooking, including homemade meatloaf and potroast dinners with all the fixin’s. “Homemade is our specialty.” You may have seen this famous diner on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Come see why their large portions and delicious recipes made them famous!  761 Nevada HWY

Historical Boulder Bowl

Established in 1947 Here at Boulder Bowl there are 8 lanes available for open bowl. It is bowling from a bygone era, which will delight your soul as you have some fun.  So come on down and enjoy yourself at this historic alley. 504 California Ave ($5)

Grandma Daisy’s

Come for the old-fashion malts and stay for the caramel apples. It doesn’t take much to get hooked on these homemade sweet treats with original recipes dating back decades. Whether you are craving some fudge, ice cream, or specialty candies, you will go away happy and satisfied!  530 Nevada Way

Historic Boulder City offers some much culture, history and fun, and is just an easy 45 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip.  It is a perfect place to wander, shop, have some lunch and just relax.  Make sure you don’t miss Boulder City during your visit to fabulous Las Vegas.

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