It was summer – and I was headed Las Vegas to watch my son play basketball. I always like to trip on a book when I’m not watching games on those tournament trips – and this time – I decided to trip on Colossus. I explored Boulder City with my sister on one day, hit Hoover Dam with my son and his friend on another and then went to back with my husband – on the weekend we attended a surprise (long story, not ours) wedding in Las Vegas. Anyway – the best thing about Boulder City is that it looks pretty much the same as it did in the early 1930’s. There’s been nothing like – let’s say – a population explosion which might have overpowered the original layout. I think it’s fun to look at the plan the architect, Saco Rienk DeBoer, came up with for Boulder City and compare it to what really went down. I started this tour at the Boulder Dam hotel and moved around town following the very cool walking tour guide I picked up at Boulder City Visitor Center.
Hoover Dam Area
There are a few mentions of Las Vegas in Colossus. Interestingly, even if you have been to Las Vegas and spent a weekend partying on the strip, you probably never went to any of these places.
Boulder City has a few guides to help you navigate through the history of the town.