Embark on an amazing adventure as you explore the beauty of Arizona! Take in all that this historic western ranch has to offer, having been once owned by a bank/train robber. Then plunge into the stunning Joshua Tree Forest –all from horseback– for a truly extraordinary day tour.
Hoover Dam/Power Plant/Historic Era Railroad Museum Tour New
- Adults Ages 18+
Discover one of seven Industrial World Wonders, Hoover Dam and the Historic Era Railroad Museum
One of seven Industrial World Wonders, Hoover Dam is a concrete gravity-arch dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. You’ll take the elevator with a tour guide to the bottom as he/she describes this modern marvel. At the bottom, you’ll tour the powerplant, seventeen main turbine-generator combinations that generate a maximum of 2,074 megawatts of hydroelectric power.
The second experience, Historic Era Railroad Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about our country’s history or how railroads have shaped our nation. So come on down and check it out today!
Boulder City was the federal town established to house workers on the Hoover Dam project. The U.S. Government and Six Companies both operated railroads between the Boulder City Yard and Hoover Dam. These essential railways made the construction of the dam possible and continued to play a vital role in the process well into the 1960s.
Optional Lunch, Cornish Pasty, Co.
The Cornish pasty is a delicious and historic dish that originates from Cornwall, England. This hearty pastry is filled with meat and vegetables and can be traced back to the 1200s. Mining was once a thriving industry in Cornwall, and at that time, pasties were baked by the wives and mothers of the tin miners.
The pasties were made with a thick crimped edge along one side so the miners could use the crimp as a handle to hold on to while eating. The miner’s hand would often be covered in arsenic from the mine, so the miners would discard the handle when they were done.
The crusts were never wasted though, as many miners believed that ghosts, or ‘knockers’, inhabited the mines, and the leftover crusts would keep these ghosts content. Today, you can enjoy a Cornish pasty at Cornish Pasty Co., Boulder City. We use only the freshest ingredients, and our authentic recipe will transport you back in time. So come and try a little taste of history today!