Enjoying the Community
Reunite with family and friends and begin to plan the rest of your stay in these beautiful jewels of Southern Nevada and Western Arizona – Laughlin and Bullhead City. Be sure to enjoy a well-deserved post-race celebratory meal at one of the over 150 area restaurants, cafés, bakeries and bistros. You can choose from an array of fine dining restaurants, bars and clubs on both the Nevada and Arizona sides of the Colorado River or choose the excitement of casino gaming action in one of ten unique Casino Resorts with gorgeous views of the Colorado River and the mountains and roads you recently conquered. While you are here you can also enjoy water recreation like speedy watercraft, fishing, kayaking or just cruising along the Colorado. You’re just a short drive (or a long run) from exploring Lake Mohave on a pontoon boat available at nearby Katherine’s Landing. Both Laughlin and Bullhead City offer a variety of businesses renting all manner of watercraft. Arizona offers the Wild West Ghost Town of Oatman a short drive away where the resident burros are always eager to welcome new visitors. Drive a bit further and you can explore the city of Lake Havasu with its authentic London Bridge or head way deep underground at the Grand Canyon Caverns, located on historic Route 66 between Kingman and Seligman, AZ. Whatever your pleasure, we hope you find the Towns of Laughlin and Bullhead City a welcome relief from your hectic lifestyle and an enjoyable weekend and vacation destination very close to home. We’d love for you to try out the many enjoyable diversions and we hope to welcome you back long before next November, when the second annual Laughlin/Bullhead City Half Marathon & 5K happens next year!
Christmas Tree Pass
Located only 15 miles northwest of Laughlin one can find exciting petroglyphs (Indian writings on rocks). Take Highway 163 to the Christmas Tree Pass exit (dirt road).
Laughlin, NV is located on the banks of the Colorado River. The flow of the river is controlled by a series of dams providing recreational and hydroelectric uses. Cruises on the river may be taken via tour boats, kayaks, jet skis, wave runners, and ferries. Great fishing for catfish, trout, and striped bass (particularly at the Davis Camp area).
The dam is located in Pyramid Canyon just north of Laughlin and was named in 1941 for then-Director of Reclamation, Arthur Powell Davis. The $67 million earth and rock filled embankment along the Colorado River has a concrete spillway, intake structure, and power plant. The structure is 200 ft. high and was completed in 1953 to control flash floods and to generate hydroelectric energy. A rock formation resembling a bull’s head was located behind the present dam and was flooded by the waters of the Lake Mohave when the project was completed. The construction town below the dam was named Bullhead City in honor of this formation.
Grand Canyon Caverns
The Caverns are located 190 miles from the casino on historic Route 66 between Kingman and Seligman, Arizona. The guided tour takes visitors on an elevator lowering them 21 stories to view these natural limestone caverns. A restaurant and gift shop can be found at the cave entrance.
Complete lakeside resort area with marina, sandy beach area where you can picnic and barbecue. Campground spots with and without RV hook-ups are available. There is also a motel, boat storage yard, boat repair shop, store, restaurant, and lounge. Nature hikes and ranger interpretive programs are held fall through spring.
Lake Havasu, London Bridge and English Village
The lake is 45 miles long and can be traveled by most types of watercraft (e.g., tour boats, jet skis, WaveRunners). The London Bridge spanned the Thames River in the U.K. for about 80 years before being dismantled and brought to Havasu, piece by piece, in 1964. The charming English Village surrounding the London Bridge is filled with shops and restaurants.
The historic gold mining town was born in 1906 as a camp for miners. Oatman offers visitors quaint shops and restaurants. Feed carrots to the burros who roam amongst the visitors and then stay around for the famous Oatman Gunfight recreated to give you a feel of the Old West battles.
Gold Road Mine Tour
A unique walking tour of a gold mine located 2.5 miles north of Oatman. The tour is guided and includes a history of the mine.