Milo's Inn at Boulder
534 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada, 89005, United States
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On the road to the Grand Canyon
hoover dam and the grand canyon
We were wanting to know about how far these sights are from downtown Las-Vegas.
And also, what means of travel is most used.
RE: hoover dam and the grand canyon
Hoover Dam is about 50 miles from Downtown Vegas. Grand Canyon (South Rim) is roughly 300 miles and takes 5-6 hours to reach. The West Rim is much closer but not as dramatic.
You can only easily travel by road between the two cities. Tour buses going to both sites are common in Las Vegas, but mostly just rent cars and drive it.
Travel Tips for Boulder City
Restroom location is essential especially if you have children. There are two located right on the dam. Its funny the Women Restroom is located on the Arizona side in the first pillar and the far right pillar on the Nevada side is the Mens Restroom, yet these are not (disable friendly), you have to walk up stairs in the pillars.
There are more restrooms in the Exhibit Hall next to the Spillway Building. More are located within the Visitor Center and more located in the High Scaler Cafe'. No restrooms are located in the parking areas, I suggested to them to put at least portable ones since its a long walk to these locations.
THE HOOVER DAM TOUR INFO
A by-pass road for the Hoover Dam is currently under construction, until it opens be prepared for long delays to visit or cross the dam
there is a large multi storey car park at the site [charges $7 open 8am to 6pm], below which is public facilities, cafe and gift shop, follow the signs across the road to the entrance for the dam tour. We visited on a Tuesday and still had to queue for a considerable time, I imagine weekends and public holidays are even busier, more than one million people visit the dam each year and some days over 5,000 people pass through on the tour
the Dam tours run fron 9am to 6pm, last time for entrance is 5.15pm
the Dam tours run every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder City is the oldest and most established city in Nevada. Boulder City was created to house the workers who built the Hoover dam in the 1930's. Boulder City was here before almost anything else and it is the only city in Nevada where gambling is not allowed.
I arrived at Boulder City as a "supervisor"; It says so on my visa. I finally made it!!; with a nice hotel room at the eEL RANCHO BOULDER with a swimming pool and 3 squares a day and all the day labourers that I can fire: The American Dream!!!!!!
Boulder City is yuppieville personified with multi million dollar houses, every imaginable kind of restaurant, lotsa neon and even more police. the police checked us out a couple of times in the first few days...ran out plates and stuff. Now that they know who we are they smile and wave...if they even acknowledge out presence.
Boulder City is real close to Las Vegas and we can see the smog rolling down the valley from Vegas in big sheets. At night, Las Vegas is like neon moss carpeting the desert. It is tall and wide and sprawling in all directions. With huge neon buildings in the middle; all casinos. And surrounded by strip joints and motor inns and fast food restaurants and liquor stores and expensive subdivisions and trailer parks all radiating out in concentric circles.
I am definately not an expert on the american southwest. However, I have garnered some opinions. For example, I thought it queer that the Stanley Cup playoffs only made it to page c10 of the paper. And then it was only a brief article.
Mayberry of Nevada
Boulder City is still one of the nicest towns in Nevada. They were smart way back in the 50s and 60s when they established rules as to how big the city could be and how many people could live in the area. To this day you will not see very many big buildings nor will you see the crime that comes with over population. For a feel of the little Mayberry of Nevada you must make a trip to Boulder City.
Impressive Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam was impressive, given its location in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The surrounding harsh climate of the desert and the dam's tall structure give you the impression of the hard labor, pain, and suffering that went into the construction of the dam.