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April 18, 2019

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Boulder City Railroad Museum gets a grant for expansion

The Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City has big dreams, and a new $469,000 grant is bringing them into the station.

“This is the first money that will mean we put a shovel in the ground,” director Randy Hees said.

Plans include a visitors center with community rooms, store and train platform; a linear park with a playground and children’s learning center; a bike path built in conjunction with RTC; and additional museum display buildings. As the new Interstate 11 freeway decreases traffic to Boulder City, the museum’s growth becomes all the more critical.

“We’re trying to make sure that if you don’t have to go through Boulder City, you still want to go through Boulder City,” Hees said.

This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.