Area Attractions

Area Attractions
Take a stroll along the Colorado River, plan a day trip to the Hoover Dam or get into the gold rush with a gold mine tour. Choose from the attractions in the Laughlin area and plan an unforgettable trip.
Big Bend State Recreation Area
PO Box 32850
Laughlin, NV 89028
Phone: (702) 298-1859
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Situated on the shores of the Colorado River below Laughlin in Nevada's southern tip. The park offers dramatic views of the river and surrounding mountains. Popular activities are picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming. Located five miles south of Laughlin's casino row on the Needles Highway, the park is operational during daylight hours only.
Black Mountains
Bureau of Land Management
2755 Mission Blvd
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: (928) 718-3700
The Arizona mountains visible from Laughlin casinos hold a fascinating array of wildlife and vistas. Two of the more popular areas of the range are the Secret Pass, located at the Laughlin Ranch development, and the McNutt Wilderness Area. One of the more amusing features of the skyline of the Black Mountains is visible from most Laughlin hotel/casinos. With a little imagination, the "Sleeping Giant" can be seen in the form of a profile of a man's face as if he were lying on his back, eyes closed, dreaming of days gone by...or days to come.
Christmas Tree Pass, Grapevine Canyon and Spirit Mountain
West of Laughlin on Hwy 163
Laughlin, NV 89029
The entrance to Christmas Tree Pass is located about seven miles west of Laughlin. The graded, dirt road of this pass runs through a ruggedly beautiful canyon rich with wildlife and petroglyphs. The canyon is part of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and the trek via car from NV State 163 to NV State 95 takes about 45 minutes. About two miles in from 163, is an unmarked side road to Grapevine Canyon. The lush plant growth in this canyon is in sharp contrast to the stark, surrounding hillsides. A short hike up Grapevine Canyon, visitors will find a small desert spring which flows almost year round. This spring not only allows certain plants to grow here, but also provides a water source for bighorn sheep and other animals. The petroglyphs on the canyon's sheer rock walls also indicate the presence of ancient inhabitants as early as A.D. 1100. Spirit Mountain, the highest peak in the Newberry Mountain range, rises to an elevation of 5,639 feet and looms above the canyon. This mountain, considered the beginning of creation, is a sacred place to Indian tribes in Southern Nevada and has become the first Indian land in the state to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Colorado River
Nevada-Arizona Border
Laughlin, NV 89029
Coursing more than a thousand miles from the Rockies to the Sea of Cortez, the mighty Colorado River provides irrigation, public water and hydroelectric power to parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. In Laughlin, the river also offers a wide spectrum of recreational activities. Enjoy boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing or a refreshing dip in the brisk water. Launch ramp facilities are plentiful along the river, as well as a multitude of watercraft rental services. For a more relaxed pace, take a leisurely, scenic ride or dinner cruise aboard paddlewheel steamship replicas and tour boats while listening to a narrated history of Laughlin and the surrounding area. The river can also be enjoyed by strolling along Laughlin's River Walk. Extending from the Riverside Resort to the River Palms, visitors can take a relaxing walk along the river's edge and see the many fish and waterfowl that flock to its shores.
Davis Dam
8 miles north of Laughlin
Laughlin, NV 89006
Phone: (702) 293-8302
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Completed in 1953, Davis Dam is an earth and rock-filled structure designed to control flash floods and generate hydroelectric power. This energy is used in the Southwest to turn the wheels of industry and pump water from wells to irrigate farmlands and water livestock.
Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort, Six-Plex Cinema
1650 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (702) 298-2535
Toll Free: (800) 227-3849
Fax: (702) 298-2612
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While viewing the Riverside's First Run Movies, you could take advantage of our one of a kind concession stand serving your favorite mixed drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks, candy, nachos, and our world class popcorn (Popped with Canola oil & made fresh hourly). All of the Riverside's Auditoriums feature advanced State-of-the-Art THX, Dolby Digital, DTS Surround Sound.
Hotel: Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
Hoover Dam
US Hwy 93
Boulder City, NV 89006
Phone: (702) 494-2517
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Few man-made sights are more breathtaking than massive Hoover Dam. Soaring more than 70 stories (726 feet) from the bottom of Black Canyon, it is the highest dam in the United States. Lake Mead, the country's largest man-made lake, provides 550 miles of varied and unsurpassed outdoor activities throughout the Lake Mead National Recreation area. The Hoover Dam Tour Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tour Center open from 9am - 6pm. This manmade "wonder of the world" is a mere 75 miles north of Laughlin and easily accessible for a memorable day trip.

If you’re heading to Las Vegas from Arizona on US 93, the new Hoover Dam Bridge is your express lane to the Entertainment Capital of the World. It spans across the Colorado River and rises 890 feet above the river and is a great alternative to US 95 because it will reduce your travel time. In no time, you’ll be in the middle of all the action from shows and shopping, to spas and restaurants!
Katherine Landing Marina
Lake Mohave
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: (928) 754-3245
Located nine miles north of Laughlin on the Arizona side of Lake Mohave, Katherine Landing features RV facilities, boat rentals, boat slips, launch ramp, picnic area, marina, dry storage, restaurant and snack bar, general store and other resort amenities. Boat rentals range from personal watercraft to 16-foot fishing boats, 18-foot runabouts for waterskiing and exploring, 24-foot patio boats, and houseboats that sleep up to 14 people.
Lake Mohave/Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mohave and Lake Mead
Phone: (928) 754-3272
Created by nearby Davis Dam, a few miles above Laughlin's casino row, Lake Mohave's 200 miles of shoreline is etched with hundreds of coves and secluded areas. The Lake is rich in wildlife and offers an abundance of recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, swimming, scuba diving, camping and hiking. Because of the area's termperate climate, many of these activities can be enjoyed all year round. Lake Mead, formed by the Hoover Dam, is the country's largest manmade lake, providing 550 miles of shoreline with varied and exceptional outdoor activities. Both Lakes Mead and Mohave comprise the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and are part of the National Park Service.
Laughlin Outlet Center, Stadium 9 Cinemas
1955 S Casino Drive
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (702) 299-3456
Shopping reaches new levels at this brand name outlet center featuring more than 55 stores for a shopper's dream-come-true. In addition to providing a buyer's paradise, the Outlet also features a nine-screen cinema, indoor food court and eight acres of convenient covered parking. Located in the heart of the town's gaming and entertainment district, the fully enclosed two-story center showcases distinctive Art Deco design throughout, while its merchants offer prices 20-50 percent below average retail on a variety of top-name products. The Outlet is open daily except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
North Reach Trail
1555 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (702) 298-3321
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Several miles of Laughlin’s northern Colorado River front are transformed into a recreational paradise. A trails system offering a variety of walks and hikes, practical 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 signature pedestrian overpass, enhances Laughlin’s unique quality of life and its “soft adventure-appeal” while protecting natural and cultural resources on US Bureau of Reclamation lands in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Oatman and Route 66
28 miles south of Laughlin
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (928) 768-6222
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The town of Oatman was born in 1906 as a tent camp and flourished as a thriving gold mining center till 1942. The residents take pride in keeping its town as authentic as possible, giving visitors a look back into history and showing the Wild West as it really was. Located on historic Route 66, this family-friendly town features gift shops, restaurants, staged gunfights and friendly wild burros. Not only has Oatman been the filming location for several, classic western motion pictures, but notably, Oatman's most famous visitors were Clark Gable and Carol Lombard who stayed there briefly during their well-publicized "elopement" in the 1930s. The Black Mountains surrounding Oatman are full of canyons, riverbeds and washes ready for exploring by off-road sand-rail tours or horseback rides on trails once used by the U.S. Cavalry. "Get your kicks on Route 66" and experience the narrow, winding, mountain road used by early 20th century travelers. Heading east on Route 66, are more unique opportunities for exploration. The Grand Canyon Caverns offer a look at the creations made by underground streams that flowed during the formation of the Grand Canyon. Keepers of the Wild, located 59 miles east of Laughlin, is a nature park and exotic animal sanctuary where you can visit wildlife from around the world in one day.
Parker Dam
88 miles south of Laughlin
Laughlin, NV 89006
Phone: (702) 293-8302
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Located approximately 88 miles south of Laughlin, Parker Dam is known as the world's deepest dam, with 75 percent of its structural height located underwater. Apart from supplying water to Los Angeles and San Diego, the dam is perhaps best known for creating picturesque Lake Havasu.
Riverside Resort Classic Auto Showrooms
1650 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (702) 298-2535
Toll Free: (800) 227-3849
Fax: (702) 298-2612
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Located on both the street level and on the casino's third floor in the South Tower, these extraordinary car collections features more than 70 of the most unique, classic and rare automobiles, trucks and motorcycles ever created, as well as antique slot machines and vintage gaming tables. Admission is free. First floor open Mon - Sun - Thu 10am - 10pm; third floor open from Sun - Thu 9am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 9am - 11pm.
Hotel: Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
Route 66 Ranch
Historic Route 66 PO Box 301
2 miles west of Oatman
Oatman, AZ 86433
The Route 66 Ranch, currently a work in progress, is located on Historic Route 66 just 2 miles west of the town of Oatman. The Ranch offers fun for all ages with a barnyard brimming with livestock and a petting zoo. The Stockyard Saloon is open daily for beer sales and live music most days, and a music jam session every Thursday evening. There is an 1880's western variety show, featuring the group A3, with drama, comedy, music and fun every Friday and Saturday at 3:00 and 5:00 pm, and Sunday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. This show is a new addition to the Ranch and all performances are free. While the Stockyard Saloon offers plenty of beer and snacks, visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic to the Ranch. And, the Ranch also caters to groups and group tours and can even provide Western Dinner Shows. Or, bring the whole family to celebrate a different theme and holiday events such as Cinco de Mayo, Bikers vs. Bulls and Halloween costume parties. For additional information, visit the attached web link