Boulder city took its name from Boulder Canyon. It is one of only two places in Nevada that prohibits gambling. It was originally built in 1931 by the Bureau of Reclamation as housing for workers who were building the Hoover Dam. It is the home of the State's number one tourist attraction site called, Hoover Dam or formerly known as, Boulder Dam.
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Located in the southeast of Las Vegas, It is between the entertainment and excitement of Las Vegas and Henderson , and the recreation paradise of the Lake Mead Recreation Area, containing North America's largest man-made lake and home to the First Designated National Water Trail in the desert and Southwest.
Chamber of Commerce has used the slogan "Best City By A Dam Site" in promotions, and the city hosts an annual festival of short subject films dubbed "The Dam Short Film Festival". Making a pun on the word "damn". Boulder City also hosts several Hoover Dam-related events such as "That Dam Guy Stole My Dam Car" car race and "Get Off My Dam Lawn" gardening festival. The proximity of Hoover Dam to Boulder City is reflected in many of the businesses in the Historic Downtown district, which is home to the Boulder Dam Hotel, home of the Hoover Dam Museum. (The hotel is named after the dam's former name.)
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Has two municipal golf courses (Boulder City Municipal Golf Course and Boulder Creek Golf Course), one private golf course, a city pool, racquetball complex, lit tennis courts, athletic fields, BMX bicycle track, ample mountain hiking trails, and is only a few miles away from Lake Mead. Nevada's first airport, Boulder City Municipal Airport, is still in operation today, accommodating private planes, skydiving trips, and scenic aerial tours of Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon.
Boulder City's four public schools fall under the jurisdiction of the Clark County School District. Boulder City High School serves grades nine through twelve. It was one of fourteen Clark County schools to become a five-star schools in 2012. Elton & Madeline Garrett Junior High School serves grades six through eight. Martha P. King Elementary School serves grades three through five. Andrew J. Mitchell Elementary School serves grades K through two. It is also a home to one non-profit private religious elementary school, Grace Christian Academy, which offers Christian education for grades kindergarten through five. The school is part of Grace Community Church. It also houses a small satellite campus of the College of Southern Nevada.
The Boulder City Library was featured in the plot of the Oscar-winning 2016 film La La Land as the landmark across the street from the childhood home of the film's fictional heroine, aspiring actress Mia Dolan. However, La La Land's scenes of Mia's neighborhood (including the library) were filmed in Santa Clarita, CA.
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