Boulder City Nevada is located 23 miles from Las Vegas. A number of artists, families and retirees call this Lake Mead community their home. The city of Boulder was originally built by the Bureau of Reclamation as housing for people who were working on the Hoover Dam. At the time, alcohol sales as well as gambling in all of its forms were prohibited anywhere within the Boulder City Nevada city limits. Although alcohol is now legal, the city of Boulder is the only city in the State of Nevada where all forms of gambling remain illegal.
Although gambling is illegal, there are still many things to do in Boulder City Nevada. The Hemenway Valley Park has 10 acres of playground equipment. There is a gazebo, a picnic area, a number of basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, and two lighted softball fields. While you participate in recreational activities, you can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Mead. Occasionally, bighorn sheep will come into sight.
If you have ever wished that you could fly, sky-diving is a popular Boulder City, Nevada sport. During your dive, you will be able to see the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the city of Las Vegas and a number of other spectacular sights.
Of course, you don’t have to sky dive to see the Hoover Dam. Located just seven miles outside of the city of Boulder, the Dam is considered to be one of the wonders of modern engineering. Aside from the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, many people visit the city of Boulder Nevada for the golf courses.
The Boulder City Golf Course is a 6,600 yard championship18-hole par 72 golf course. It is characterized by its beautiful tree-lined fairways as well as its integral water features. The course has an exceptional practice facility, which includes some putting greens, a driving range and a superb chipping area The Boulder City Golf Course was established in 1973. It was designed by the golf architects Billy Casper and David Rainville. The ccourse plays host to the annual Boulder City Open. The 5,000 square foot clubhouse at the Boulder City Golf Course features a golf shop as well as a bar and grill. Delicious breakfasts and lunches are served on a daily basis. For three years in a row, the Boulder City Golf Course was voted the "Best Bargain Course in Southern Nevada" by Vegas Golfer Magazine.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting around the holiday season, be sure to attend the annual Christmas Parade in Boulder City Nevada. During this festive event, the lights along Lake Mead rival the lights of Las Vegas.