Out in the deserts about 20 miles from The Strip is the little oasis town of Boulder City, the gateway to Lake Mead. Easily within reach of the Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City feels like the peaceful small town it is. Here, you will find golf courses, swimming pools, and a vast array of hiking trails. Be sure to visit the Indian and Turquoise Museum, the Hoover Dam Museum, and the Boulder City Historic District. Take a ride on the Nevada Southern Railway train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, then climb the Red River Mountain hiking trail. Boulder City is also the perfect place to arrange excursions to Lake Mead like kayaking and mountain biking trips.