Boulder City’s Nevada State Railroad Museum effortlessly preserves the heritage of the fascinating Boulder Branch Line, commissioned by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1931 to haul equipment and material needed to construct the massive Hoover Dam. In addition to the static displays of restored railroad equipment that once operated on Nevada’s railroads, the museum currently operates weekend heritage excursion trains on the original railroad line laid down by the Union Pacific.
This unmatched Las Vegas area attraction takes visitors on a trip along the tracks of southern Nevada’s colorful past aboard refurbished and air-conditioned Pullman Coaches dating all the way back to 1911. If you want to be one with the elements, not to worry. The Nevada State Railroad of Boulder City has you covered with an open-air coach…majorly enjoyable in the spring or autumn months.
Enjoy a relaxing ride at the museum most Saturdays and Sundays, or plan ahead and reserve your spot on one of the themed train rides throughout the year. Purchase tickets for the Halloween Express, Santa Train or even the Great Train Robbery-themed ride! If you’re searching for even more of an immersive experience, enroll in the ‘Engineer for an Hour’ program, where you can learn how conduct a diesel-electric locomotive along this historic stretch of track.
The scenic seven-mile, round trip travels along the eastern end of the Boulder Branch Line and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Throughout the experience, passengers can take in stunning views of the sprawling El Dorado Valley, McCollough and River Mountain ranges and Mojave Desert plant life along the way.
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
***Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to departure time.
Saturday and Sunday Ticket Prices
Adults (12 years and older) $10
Children (4 through 11 years) $5
Children under 4 years FREE
Group rate for 12 or more adults is $7 per person
Depot Store Hours
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
601 Yucca Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
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***Please note that trains to do not operate during the month of January***