Places to Visit and Things to Do Around Laughlin Nevada

Things To Do around Laughlin NVLaughlin, Nevada, sits just across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona. While Laughlin has its glitzy casinos, inexpensive rooms, wonderful buffets and affordable entertainment, there is a whole lot more to see in the south west deserts of Arizona, Nevada and California — the Tri-State Area. If you are staying in Laughlin, there are interesting and unusual day trip destinations such as the new Grand Canyon Skywalk, nearby Route 66 and an abundance of old mines and resurrected ghost towns such as Oatman and Chloride, Arizona. California’s Mojave Desert is also close by offering intriguing, diverse terrains and geology.

  • Laughlin Jet Ski Rentals
  • Laughlin Jet Ski RentalsLaughlin Jet Ski Rentals are all along the Colorado River on the ‘casino row’ side. They are on the other side too! Visitors staying in the 10,000 hotel rooms in Laughlin Nevada will walk down to the River Walk for a stroll along the river and there are Jet Ski kiosks at most of the hotel / casinos ready to do business. Visitors at Harrah’s Laughlin or AVI Resort see the same options down by their sandy beaches. Watercraft rentals on the River Walk or the beaches are sometimes “sold out” on busy during summertime and holiday weekends —or more expensive than other options across the Colorado in Bullhead City AZ. READ MORE

  • Hoover Dam
  • Visit Hoover DamIf you are staying in Laughlin and have a day where you want to get away from the hotel and casinos to explore the surrounding Tri-State area, there is no better destination than to visit to Hoover Dam! Visiting Hoover Dam should be on everyone’s Bucket List! If you don’t understand that last statement and you are cooped up in your hotel room before taking off for the casino or have a while before heading out for the buffet, take a look at just ONE of the videos (HERE) – then see if we are not right about editing your bucket list… READ MORE

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk
  • Visit the Grand Canyon SkywalkThe Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk’s location as 4,770 ft and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft., and they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft and 800 ft. READ MORE

  • Route 66
  • Explore U.S. Route 66U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926 with road signs erected the following year… READ MORE

  • Oatman Arizona – Old Mining Town
  • Visit Oatman, ArizonaOatman Arizona is a resurrected gold mining town – is located along Route 66. The former mining town in located in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona at an elevation of 2,710 feet. Oatman began as a tent camp soon after two prospectors struck a $10 million gold find in 1915, though the area had been already settled for a number of years. READ MORE

  • Chloride, Arizona – Old Mining Town
  • Visit Chloride ArizonaChloride Arizona is a onetime silver mining camp in Mohave County, Arizona and is another favorite old mining town that dates back to the 1860s, and a short day trip from Laughlin, Nevada. It once boasted one of the richest silver mines in the area. Many of the original buildings have been restored. READ MORE

  • Kingman, Arizona – Hualapai Mountain Park
  • Visit Hualapai Mountain ParkWhether you’re looking for a place to picnic, hike, camp or spend the night in a rustic cabin, Hualapai Mountain Park offers many varied experiences. Encompassing over 2,300 acres with elevations ranging from 4,984 to 8,417 feet, Hualapai park visitors can share a truly unique setting in the cool, clear, green refreshment of the pine country. Individuals, organizations and especially families are welcomed with open arms to spend a day or an entire week in the beauty and comfort of nature’s mountain glory.

    Hualapai Mountain Park provides visitors with the services they need to make a day trip or overnight trip a pleasant one. READ MORE

  • Sample a Laughlin Area Golf Course
  • Find a Laughlin Area Golf CourseSample some of the majestic desert golf courses that dot the tri-state area. Thousands fly here JUST to play golf on a majestic desert course. There are about a dozen golf courses surrounding Laughlin. All cater to tourists and rent great clubs at bargain prices! Remember to take a camera! Peruse our comprehensive listings of the courses HERE with pictures, statistics, satellite views, driving times and maps to help you choose a course. READ MORE

  • Mitchell Caverns
  • Visit Mitchell CavernsThese caverns are located in California in the Mojave National Preserve about 85 miles west of Laughlin. Take Exit 100 (about 20 miles into the preserve) into the desert. You will start climbing, eventually reaching a plateau where there is a small camping area and a ranger station. READ MORE