Old West–Inspired Hotel and Expansive Casino 7 Miles from the Strip
The Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad put Las Vegas on the map in the late 19th century, eventually leading to the city's official founding in 1905 and an influx of saloons, shops, and boarding houses. Boulder Station Hotel & Casino pays homage to this Vegas of old with hardwood walkways and stained-glass decorations, recalling a traditional Western train station. But Boulder Station also channels the more modern aesthetic of the Strip—located about 7 miles to the west—with an onsite concert hall, movie theater, and casino. Close by are Sam Boyd Stadium, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Neon Museum, and the Fremont Street Experience.
Boulder Station's casino has thousands of slot machines, half of which are penny slots, as well as table games such as blackjack and roulette. There’s a separate 24-hour poker room that hosts both Texas hold'em and omaha high play. For a little entertainment, check out the hotel’s Railhead music venue, which hosts prominent musicians playing blues, jazz, country, and rock. At night, guests retire to the hotel’s modern guest rooms, which feature boutique furniture and 40-inch plasma TVs.
The hotel has five onsite restaurants, ranging from The Broiler steak house, where you can enjoy aged beef grilled over mesquite charcoal, to the more casual Cabo Mexican restaurant, home to 40 kinds of margaritas. Viva Salsa caters to the late-night crowd, who can enjoy tacos and burritos topped with ingredients from the salsa bar.
Highlights of Las Vegas
- The Strip: Mentioning Las Vegas usually conjures up images of spinning roulette wheels and stone-faced poker players. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll want to make a beeline for the casinos lining the neon-lit Strip.
- To see old-fashioned Vegas: On Fremont Street, downtown, vintage signs and showgirls crowned with headdresses recall the days of Sinatra and Martin. Beginning at dusk, a canopy of more than 12 million LED lights erupts in a psychedelic light and music show every hour.
- Beyond the casinos: Educational attractions have never been Sin City's strong suit, but the Mob Museum has a winning formula: bank robberies, prostitution, and money laundering. Within the former federal courthouse, you can fire a Tommy gun simulator or participate in a police lineup.