As impressive as Hoover Dam is today, it was even more so during its construction in the 1930s. The building of the colossal structure amounted to an engineering project that had never before been attempted. And at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, visitors can explore the story of the men and women who braved the isolation of southern Nevada’s desert to build this magnificent dam.
For year-round outdoor adventure, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada can’t be beat. Both water and land lovers will find things to do and places to visit in the 1.5 million acre recreation area, which is the first of its kind to be established by a congressional act. Both Lake Mead, which is formed by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, formed by Davis Dam, can be found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
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Built in 1933 to accommodate visiting government officials and project managers supervising the construction of Hoover Dam, the Boulder Dam Hotel quickly gained a global reputation from a steady flow of dignitaries and celebrities. Today, the boutique hotel offers guests an experience of a classic era with modern comforts and amenities. On-site, visitors can visit a museum, shop, indulge in one of three distinct dining establishments, enjoy live entertainment, or hold their next event with the convenience of on-site event planning and coordination.
Family owned and operated, the El Rancho Boulder motel relies on friendly service and simplicity to attract guests to the Boulder city area. Just minutes from Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, guests can enjoy poolside barbecues and some rooms offer the added convenience of kitchenettes.