Established in 1931 as a residential base for construction workers on the Hoover Dam, Bullhead City
remains a relatively small place, separated from Henderson
and the Las Vegas
suburbs by a few miles of empty desert. The city lies mostly on the south side of US 93 just east of the US 95 junction, 7 miles from the dam and 6 miles from the nearest Lake Mead
beaches. The municipal airport and two golf courses (Boulder Creek, Boulder City) are on the south edge, while most shops and restaurants are along the main road. Other locations include the Lake Mead NRA headquarters, Nevada State Railroad Museum and the Hoover Dam Museum. On the north edge of the city, the Bootleg Canyon
trailhead is the start point for hikes into the River Mountains which overlook the lake.
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