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Boulder City Bunny Express, A Mom’s Review

The Boulder City Bunny Express is a family-friendly Easter event that takes place at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, Nevada. The event features a train ride to a rail yard where there is are games, treats, and the easter bunny!

So without further ado, here’s the details and our honest review when taking a 15-month old.

Boulder City Bunny Express

The Boulder City Bunny Express is noted to be a family-friendly Easter attraction for ALL AGES. If you’re looking for more Easter fun, you’ll want to check out our Easter Egg Hunts in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City with egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny and more!

Hop on down to the Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City for some family fun! This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway who support the museum in its preservation and education missions.

It’s important to note that this event is fundraiser for the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway. It is run by volunteers, many of whom have volunteered there for years! BC Bunny Express is brought to you by The Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supporting the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.


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Location

601 Yucca Street
Boulder City, Nevada

Directions

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is about a 25-30 minute drive from Las Vegas depending on what side of town you’re coming from. Takes me about 20 minutes from Henderson!

To get to the museum from Las Vegas, take I-215 E and I-11 S. Exit at US-93 S and turn left onto Yucca Street. The museum will be on your right. You can’t miss it!

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Event Dates & Times

The event will take place on the following dates in 2024:

  • Friday, March 15 at 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17, 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17, 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 22, 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23, 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 29, 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30, 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30, 6:00 pm

Train boarding times start 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

Cost

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door. We recommend buying online as there is only one person at the Ticket Sale booth and unless you arrive early to stand in line for tickets, you may be waiting a bit.

  • Coach Enclosed
    • $30-35/person
  • Coach Open Air
    • $25-30/person
  • First Class Upgrade (First-class upgrade includes priority seating, enjoy enclosed seating at the events area, and  a gift bag)
    • $15/person

Prices vary depending on package selected ranging from $25-50. You can buy tickets here. On the website, you will be able to choose your exact seats.

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Our Experience & Pros and Cons

We were generously hosted by Nevada State Railroad Museum and given open air seats.

During our visit, we brought our 15-month old to experience the Boulder City Bunny Express. I personally felt that the train ride was a bit too long like I mentioned in our Boulder City Halloween Express, A Mom’s Review article. But they did a much better job this time. The total was closer to 30 minutes which I appreciated and I preferred the Open Air coach instead of the enclosed as the experience is better to see the views.

After the train ride, you head past the entrance to the railway to the rail yard. There was music, dancing, a games for kids, bubbles, a visit with the Easter Bunny and items for purchase. The food was MUCH better than their Halloween Express (which I honestly was disgusted by because it was gross). You have a choice of a BBQ Shredded Pork, BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, or Salad with plain Lays chips. Go for the pork – it’s the best option out of the four. There were no other food items available for purchase.

They had a scavenger hunt going which was a cute concept, but poorly executed as I didn’t feel there was enough time for all of that between having to just know that the bunny was there to take photos. I would have preferred a small egg hunt with tokens or redeemable tickets for items like stickers, snack items, etc.

There are so many free events that I don’t know if I would make this an annual activity for my family, but I do thing the cause and idea behind it is good.

I feel this is great for ages 2.5+.

Pros

  • Train ride is ~30 minutes
  • Games and activities are super nice
  • Cookie and water/juice included
  • Food (do that first before the “sell out” of items)
  • Easter Bunny photos (do that right after!)
  • Bubbles for the kids
Boulder City Halloween Express

Cons

  • Train ride is a bit long for younger kiddos – I think it would be better if it was only 20-30 minutes.
  • Train ride does have some storytelling, but I wish it was more interactive
  • Slightly underwhelming overall for the price per person
  • Scavenger hunt can be easily overlooked
  • Wish there was less time spent on train and more time at railyard

Tips For Your Visit

If you decide to head to the Boulder City Bunny Express, here are some tips I recommend for families.

Eat Before You Go

While they do have BBQ on site, it is only a single sandwich, hot dog, or salad with chips. I would say that the food is subpar and not overly filling! Bring snacks for your littles and water.

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Bring a Jacket

Bring a jacket or sweater, as it can get chilly in the evening or if you are in the open car train. You can bring a bag with you, so store it there! You can also bring your own snacks to the dance area if you want.

First Class

First class gets their own line for food pick up and a goodie bag for First Class. I did not feel it was worth it the extra $15/person, but it does go to a good cause.

Easter Fun in Boulder City

Do you plan on snagging tickets to the Boulder City Bunny Express? Let us know if you’ve been before and if you thought it was worth it.

I hope this review helps you decide whether or not to attend the Boulder City Bunny Express.

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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