Visiting Laughlin Nevada

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Laughlin – our magical oasis in the desert. From walking along or boating on the Colorado River to enjoying your favorite game in one our resort casinos, there is a little – or lot of – something for everyone to do.

A great day in Laughlin can begin early when you explore the many well-hidden outdoor adventures found around Laughlin and the Colorado River Region. After spending the day hiking, swimming or golfing, you can return to your favorite resort casino and treat yourself to a spa massage so you are refreshed enough for Laughlin’s extraordinary night life. You can enjoy fine dining, dancing, and of course, try your skill at a number of exciting games.

Enjoy your stay. And if you have a chance, stop by the Chamber of Commerce for a visit. We are located at 1585 Casino Drive. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our passion for the area and as much information as possible to make your visit even more pleasurable.

With outstanding weather, clean dry air and clear blue skies, there is simply no better place to revitalize your mind and body. Come experience how….

 

Parks, Hiking and Recreation

Laughlin has a host of park facilities including Mountain View Park, Big Bend State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and a new Laughlin Community Aquatic Center. Hike through areas believed sacred to Native American tribes and discover some of the best petroglyph sites in all of Nevada. At the Spirit Mountain Activity Center, located in Mountain View Park, there are activities for all ages with Boys and Girls Club and Senior Center located there.

Several miles of Laughlin’s northern Colorado River front are being transformed into a recreational paradise. A trails system offering a variety of walks and hikes, fishing nodes and a fully appointed day-use park with Davis Dam as its backdrop are main features. The project, including three developed trailheads and a pedestrian overpass will further enhance Laughlin’s “soft adventure” appeal while protecting the natural and cultural resources on US Bureau of Reclamation Lands in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The project’s prestigious landscape architecture firm is San Antonio, TX Riverwalk-famed Rialto Studio promises to be every bit as wonderful as the San Antonio Riverwalk.

Below are Artist Renderings for Laughlin Heritage Geenway Trail

 

Nearby Attractions

Route 66
With the longest continuous stretch of Route 66 just minutes from Laughlin, it would be a shame to pass up this preserved piece of American history. Stretching from the Black to the Upland Mountains, “The Mother Road” meanders from Oatman to Kingman, south of Valle Vista and Hackberry before making its eastward voyage to Peach Springs and Seligman. Enjoy the journey with a stop at the pass where the weather challenges motorists to make the climb without overheating their engines; scout a vintage gas station that opened its doors when Route 66 was seen as the highway to a better life; meet the “Angel of Route 66,” Angel Delgadillo, who is credited with bringing life back to “America’s Main Street”; and take a moment to explore the Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, a retreat dedicated to saving captive animals.

Oatman
One of Arizona’s most charismatic Old West towns, Oatman was once a thriving mining metropolis. Men grew rich from the fertile mines of the Black Mountains and the town flourished under their largess. Opulent hotels and saloons lined the streets and Hollywood movie stars, such as Clark Gable and Carol Lombard, used the Route 66 stop as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of California. The Oatman Hotel is still standing and is said to house the ghosts of the two lovebirds. No longer the rich gold mining town of its heyday, Oatman retains the charm that attracted settlers more than a century ago. Home to begging burros, gun fights in the streets and sassy ladies, the town attracts visitors from across the globe.

Grand Canyon West
Less than 120 miles from Laughlin, beyond the hills of Kingman, sits one of Mother Nature’s greatest wonders – the Grand Canyon. The West Rim, home of Eagle Point, the 4,000-foot-high glass bottomed Skywalk, Guano Point, the Hualapai Tribe Indian Village, Hualapai Ranch and Yellowhair’s Trading Post, is often overshadowed by the North Rim, but more and more visitors are flocking to this untarnished, natural wonder.

Local Wildlife

A diverse group of plants and animals call the Mojave Desert home. Copious amounts of water in the desert environment lend to a heterogeneous population of furry, prickly, hardy and abundant wildlife.

Birdwatchers from across the globe flock to the Tri-state to observe the numerous species who call the vibrant river valley home, including bald eagles, thrashers, black tailed gnatcatchers, roadrunners, ospreys and falcons. Many of which only winter in the desert but several remain year round.

Birds aren’t the only winged creatures calling the Tri-state home. Laughlin hosts 17 of the region’s 28 bat species, including the myotis brown bat, spotted bat and Townsend’s Big-eared bat.
While in Laughlin also look for desert tortoise, beaver, big horn sheep, mountain lion, jack rabbit, badger, raccoon, fox skunk, wild horse, wild burro, bobcat, gila monster, chuckwalla, sidewinder, Mojave rattlesnake, western diamondback, scorpion, tarantula and horned lizard.

For more information on Laughlin wildlife visit www.laughlinbirds.com
 


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