Historical Attractions in BOULDER CITY with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Boulder City, Nevada!)

Boulder City is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Silver State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Boulder City’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Boulder City when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Bonnie Springs Ranch Old Town

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    (35 miles) Blue Diamond

    Gunfights hangings, museums....and a gift shop? It can only mean you are back in the 1880s with this super fun western town where cowboys walk the streets! Wild West family fun in Nevada!

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  • Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum

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    Boulder City

    The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam ...

  • Clark County Museum

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    (7 miles) Henderson

    An amazing 30 acre site that offers an insight into the history of Southern Nevada, from pre-historic to modern times through historic buildings

  • Marjorie Barrick Museum

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    (19 miles) Las Vegas

    Offering a range of performances, exhibitions, lectures and film series in opulent and contemporary surroundings.

  • Atomic Testing Museum

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    (20 miles) Las Vegas

    The Atomic Testing Museum portrays world history through varied representations of the story of the Nevada Test Site and its programs.

  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Located in The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, come face to face with your favorite stars at this iconic wax figure museum - Madame Tussauds!

  • Guinness World Of Records

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Here you will find hands-on displays and lots of records pertaining specifically to Las Vegas. Videos display actual record-breaking feats of individuals and teams. The tour takes at least a ...

  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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    (22 miles) Las Vegas

    A life size T-Rex and live sharks await inquisitive kids at this Las Vegas Natural History Museum!

  • Lied Discovery Childrens Museum

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    (22 miles) Las Vegas

    The mission of Lied Discovery Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds ...

  • Discovery Children's Museum

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    (22 miles) Las Vegas

    Explore a place where learning is made fun, at this children's museum in Vegas filled with hands-on and interactive exhibits perfect for kids of all ages!

  • Las Vegas Art Museum

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    (29 miles) Las Vegas

    Like most 58-year-old organizations in Southern Nevada, what is now the Las Vegas Art Museum came from humble beginnings. In 1950, a group of of visionaries created the Las Vegas Art League with the ...

  • Sunset Stampede at Sams Town

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    (16 miles) Las Vegas

    Offers several complimentary shows nightly comprising high tech water jets, music and cutting edge laser lighting, chronicling the Western Pioneer experience. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Tournament of Kings Dinner Show

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    (21 miles) Vegas

    Step back in time to the Medieval realm of Knights, Maidens and the great King Arthur at this entertaining live performance dinner show!

  • Wynns Lake of Dreams

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Boasting a 40 ft waterfall and mountain landscape backdrop, the light based performance shows begin around dusk. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Streetmosphere at the Grand Canal Shoppes

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Wandering performance artists displaying everything from living statues to singers, musicians and mimes are waiting to entertain you in St Mark's Square. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Fashion Show Mall Runway Shows

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Offers open access professional shows on an 80ft catwalk runway for your little divas to get a free fashion fix. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Circus Circus Midway Acts

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Acts include high end performance featuring skates, silks, trampolines, juggling, trapeze artistry, acrobatics and shows from the house clowns. Free to watch.

  • Sirens of Treasure Island

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Drop in for a free show every evening, detailing a battle between Pirates and Sirens through the mediums of song and dance. Family suitable. No charge for this entertainment!

  • The Mirage Volcano

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Offering free shows hourly throughout the evening using fire based pyrotechnics, exciting music and explosive effects. No charge for this entertainment!

  • Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre

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    (22 miles) Las Vegas

    The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets.

  • The Planetarium

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    (23 miles) North Las Vegas

    Southern Nevada's only public planetarium and observatory with multimedia shows in astronomy and hemisphere motion pictures. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to ...

  • Lion Habitat Ranch

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    (18 miles) Henderson

    A beautiful 8.5 acre range where you can experience retired MGM lions playing, and enjoying their new lives.

  • The Aquarium At The Silverton

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    (20 miles) Las Vegas

    Need another reason to visit Las Vegas? Silverton casino has recently opened its new expansion, which houses several beautiful salt and fresh-water aquariums, which are free to the public.

  • Shark Reef Aquarium

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    14 exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus.

  • The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    As well as the namesake Chilean Flamingos, the miniature islands, streams and waterfalls are home to swans, ducks, koi, and turtles.

  • Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Experience an exotic, enchanting and wondrous outdoor world at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and come face to face with white lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards, and our ...

  • Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary

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    (33 miles) Las Vegas

    Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary offers a safe haven for animals of all types. Here, you can see birds of many species, including quail, ducks, ostriches, parrots; and various animals like turtles, goats, ...

  • Roos N More Zoo

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    (51 miles) Moapa Town

    If you have ever wanted to pet a camel or look inside a kangaroo's pouch, this is the place to be! This family fun zoo has over 160 animals to meet and greet, with something for every age!

  • Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

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    (77 miles) Valentine

    Visit a beautiful sanctuary that rescues, care and rehabilitate exotic and indigenous wildlife. Animal adventures for the kids in Arizona!

  • Circus Circus Adventuredome

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Hang upside down in midair, scream for your life…then do it all over again! An amazing five-acre theme park bursting at the seams with a great thrills!

  • Cowabunga Bay Water Park

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    (12 miles) Henderson

    Cool off in style with some of Nevada's most thrilling water slides! If you dare....kids - how brave are you!?

  • MGM Grand Pool Complex

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Cool off in that hot Nevada desert at the very cool MGM Grand Pool Complex!

  • Monte Carlo Pool

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Day guests accepted in this HUGE Vegas pool in the Monte Carlo hotel, with a 400ft lazy river, and wave pool!

  • Blu Pool at Ballys

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    (21 miles) Las Vegas

    Day visitors welcome at this Olympic sized pool with cabanas and DJs too! Kids fun Vegas style!

  • The Golden Nugget Pool

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    (22 miles) Las Vegas

    An incredible Las Vegas pool that welcomes day guests for swimming in it's luxurious indoor facility with a 3 storey waterside through a shark tank!