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Only 30 miles outside of Las Vegas, Boulder City offers visitors a variety of places to explore.

One of the most famous is the Hoover Dam, built from 1931 to 1936 to control floods and produce hydroelectric power. Visitors can tour this National Historic Landmark, or view it from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Hoover Dam Bypass), completed in 2010. From Hoover Dam, explore Boulder City, which was founded in 1931 to house people working on the Hoover Dam.

The adventurous traveler may want to embark on a zipline flight over the Mojave Desert. FlightLinez Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City offers great views of the Las Vegas Valley, Lake Mead and the Eldorado Valley. For those wanting to stay on the ground, there is Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, which has 35 miles of downhill and cross-country trails. Outfitters are available for tours or rentals.

There is plenty of history to discover as well. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City preserves the heritage of the historic Boulder Branch Line, commissioned by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1931 to haul equipment and material needed to construct the Hoover Dam. Besides the museum exhibits, you can take an excursion train on the original railroad line laid down by the Union Pacific.

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