Boulder City Travel Guide
Lake Mead from Hoover Dam
Lots to see here, so take your time.
No shade, Extreme heat in Summer time.
In a nutshell
Most tourists and outsiders come here to see the Hoover Dam, however there is more to Boulder city than the dam.
Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
There are not enough words to describe the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge constructed over the Hoover Dam, well over the Colorado river. For years, I traveld to and from Las Vegas, crossed the dam, and there was construction going on. I believe in three years,...
Hoover Dam is one of the top 100 Wonders of the World. Located between Arizona and Nevada, it is a straddle for the Colorado River, a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the River. An engineering and architectural wonder it was the world's largest dam in 1930...
Drive Through Lake Mead Recreation Area
I drove through Lake Mead Recreation Area from Boulder City back to Las Vegas, up Lakshore Rd on the West side of the Lake. I then drove down Lake Mead Pkwy back through Henderson to the freeway into Vegas. I did pay a $10 fee for the day- even though I was just passing...
Walk over Hoover Dam
I was too late on a Sunday afternoon, and missed the last tour of the Hoover Dam. I will plan that for next time. It is, however, a great place to walk around and enjoy the views of the Colorado River and view the bypass bridge.If you park at the covered parking garage at...
Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Co
This Bridge on Highway 93 cross over the dam and the Colorado River, so that you now bypass the 2-lane road and traffic jam over the dam when travelling between Nevada and Arizona. From Hoover dam, the view of the bridge is spectacular! While driving over the bridge, you...
The O'Callaghan- Tillman Memorial Bridge
Located just a few hundred yards from the Hoover Dam, the Mike O'Callaghan/ Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an extraordinary structure. The bridge was just completed in October of 2010 and was intended to divert traffic that currently goes over Hoover Dam to a quicker and...
Its systamatic :-)
The dam is self financing through the sale of hydroelectric power generated here and services a huge population including Nevada, California and Arizona. Profits made from the sale of the electricity enable the upkeep of the dam.
When the construction work started on the dam it was in the depression when many people were out of work and although dangerous work many wanted to work here.Wages on average were 62 cents an hour and although that may seem low it was in actual fact more than double what...
Hoover Dam is named after Herbert Hoover who was the 31st President of the United States. It was officially named the Hoover Dam in 1947 by Congress.It has however been called the Boulder Dam after the town where the men who constructed this dam lived.
Boulder Dam Hotel
1 Review and 168 Opinions pretty white, multi-storied B&B Room rate includes full breakfast for 2, a complimentary glass of...
The Coffee Cup~: Great Breakfast~
I was looking for unique place we could have breakfast and found this one on the web. It was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", in May of 2007 with host Guy Fieri. So my hubby was thrilled to try out another wonderful place. It was already getting crowded, but had...
High Scaler Café: Cafe in the boulders~
We didn't want to eat here because we had planned to eat in Vegas. Yet, I know being a Mom and if you have young children and spending a whole day at the dam your kids get hungry. It was a good thing they put something in with the volume of folks visiting everyday all year...
Drive yourself or go by bus
We hired a car for a couple of days so drove to the Hoover Dam. There is a multi storey car park for visitors and the cost for parking was $5.However if you havent got transport or dont want to drive you can get tours from Las Vegas which includes stopping at Lake Mead and...
Caution~Stay Off The Wall & Don't drop things over
I think this is a no brainer, but yet there are those who just do not get it. I know from being a Mom, Myself and my hubby watched our boys like a hawk, especially my youngest. Because he is not afraid of heights at all. We were always near or his wonderful older brother...
Bridge Vehicle Restrictions
When we visited in the 1980's there was only two lanes for cars to cross the dam. Highway U.S. Route 93 is very narrow with several dangerous curves, and is known to have rock slides. Since 911 many of the heavier vehicles such a semi trailers longer than 40, and buses with...
Parking Fee at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center
I was surprised to pay for parking at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center, the current parking fee is advertised as $7.
I recognize that they built a wonderful, nice covered parking structure, so this fee is to help recover their costs. I was just not expecting this fee since I...
Valley of Fire State Park
What a pleasant surprise it was to find such a lovely park such a short distance from Boulder City and greater Las Vegas. The park is located about 40-45 miles from Boulder City and even closer from Lake Mead. Within the some 42,000 acres that comprise the park you will find...
Lake Mead Overlook
On the road to Hoover Dam, there are some nice overlooks for Lake Mead. Look for turnoffs to the left as you wind down the mountain to the dam.When I visited in June, 2011, the water level was super low!!
More than a dam.
Boulder city is more like a small town but it is not too far from Vegas and many people travel through here. Most just want to see the Hoover dam and move on. There is a lot more to Boulder city than the Hoover dam. If you have the time, stop for a souvenir or for gas....
Elks Memorial to President Hoover of the past~
Something that caught my eye while exploring the Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was this structure in the distance just below the power line towers. Being so curious I took some photographs and contacted the Boulder City Historical Society and they graciously...
World War II Bunker
Built in 1942 during World War II after the attach of Pearl Harbor to protect the dam since it was considered a military target due to its electric power it created. This bunker or pill box is located on the Arizona side was manned 24/7 by the military police and it consist...
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