LOCAL ATTRACTIONS NEAR LAUGHLIN
The dam supplies hydroelectric power to Arizona, California and Nevada. At 726 feet in height, it is one of America's largest dams. Guided tours are available.
The Arizona mountains visible from the Laughlin casino strip hold a fascinating array of wildlife and vistas. Large herds of desert bighorn sheep are located in the mountain range. It is also home to many abandoned gold and silver mines (the town of Oatman can be found in the Black Mountains).
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).
Harrah's Laughlin 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).
COLORADO RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
The museum includes replicas of area landmarks and historical displays. Also on display are items from early settlers to the first slot machines. The museum is located in the Davis Camp area on the Arizona side of the Colorado River north of the Laughlin Bridge (under 1 mile) on Highway 95.
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.
A once booming late 19th Century gold mine, the ruins are located near the Katherine Landing area along a ridge running east of the turn-off to the Telephone Cove area. The Katherine Mine is only one of many such mines dotting the area.
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.
HUALAPAI MOUNTAIN COUNTY PARK
Located 14 miles east of Kingman, Arizona, the Hualapai Mountains offer a forested environment with native wild life. Visitors can rent cabins and campsites, plan a leisurely picnic or use one of the hiking trails.