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Casino Games, Golf, and Good Times - Things to Do in Laughlin

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After opening a casino in 1964, Don Laughlin put the city that bears his surname on the map. Laughlin remains a great place for gamers, but it's also bloomed into a playground for lovers of outdoor recreation. While a good chunk of Laughlin’s activity is built around its row of casinos, visitors who head off its main drag will encounter unique opportunities for fun in the desert sun.

Play in the casinos


Laughlin was built on the gaming industry. Those who visit the riverfront city hoping to hit a big jackpot have several options for testing their luck, most of which are linked by Laughlin Riverwalk. These establishments also provide players with other entertainment between gaming sessions. At Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort, you can explore a collection of more than 80 vintage cars, catch a movie, or sneak in some late-night bowling. Feeling tense? A massage or facial at Harrah’s Laughlin Casino & Hotel’s Salon & Day Spa can help relax you before your next round of poker.


Explore the colourado River


Is a day on the river your idea of paradise? The call of the colourado River is strong enough to attract scores of adventurous vacationers to Laughlin. It’s also wide enough to accommodate various activities without feeling overcrowded. Most places that rent jet skis and other watercraft, like Laughlin Watercraft Rentals, are located directly across the river in Bullhead City, Arizona. If you prefer relaxing on the water over zooming through it, Laughlin River Tours offers scenic river cruises, including trips that feature dinner and cocktails.


  • Laughlin Watercraft Rentals, 2850 AZ-68, Bullhead City, AZ 86429; Tel: +1 928 754 2850; Website: Laughlin Watercraft Rentals

  • Laughlin River Tours, 2311 South Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029; Tel: +1 702 298 1047; Website: Laughlin River Tours


Tee it up


The dramatic desert landscape that surrounds the greater Laughlin area has made the city a popular golfing destination. You’ll find most of the area’s courses across the colourado River in Arizona, where they're prepared to provide you with a dose of the sport’s unique outdoor serenity all year round. Mojave Resort Golf Club is located on Laughlin’s southern edge and offers more than 6,900 yards of challenging turf set amongst rugged foothills. If you decide to play at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, you can treat yourself to a post-round spa treatment and loosen up those golfer's shoulders.


  • Mojave Resort Golf Club, 9905 Aha Macav Pkwy., Laughlin, NV 89029; Tel: +1 702 535 4653; Website: Mojave Resort Golf Club

  • Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, 1360 William Hardy Drive, Bullhead City, NV 86429; Tel: +1 928 754 4050; Website: Laughlin Ranch Golf Club


Take a tour


Beyond Laughlin’s shining row of casinos, the region is a sprawling combination of untamed desert and river, all of it ripe for outdoor exploration. A number of organized activities are available to help you discover the region's singular beauty. Book a tour with Pot A Gold Stables, and you can survey the land on horseback or enjoy a riverside covered wagon trip. If you want to check out the colourado River’s bounty, Captain Doyle’s River Excursion & Fun Fishing Guides Services arranges day trips to the river’s Topock Gorge, home to an abundance of bass and catfish.