Celebration River Cruise
Cruise the Colorado River in style aboard Laughlin’s featured tour boat, the Celebration. Your Laughlin river cruise will take you on a 90-minute scenic tour of the Colorado River, as the Captain tells tales from Laughlin's history. Daily cruises are available, as well as the Celebration Dinner Cruise. Private wedding excursions are also available.
- 90-minute, narrated scenic cruise down the Colorado River
- Lunch and snack menu available
- Full bar service
- 2-hour fine dining dinner cruise
- Available for weddings and private charters
For more information please call 800.228.9825 or 702.298.1047 or visit their website at laughlinrivertours.com .
London Bridge Jet Boat Tours
Come join London Bridge Jet Boat Tours and experience an incredible sightseeing journey down the rugged Colorado River. Sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing scenery while London Bridge Jet Boat Tours takes you on a fun filled day excursion that’s perfect for the whole family.
- 2-hour boat ride to Lake Havasu City’s London Bridge
- 2-hour layover at the London Bridge - sight see, have lunch and shop to your hearts content
- 2-hour trip back up river to Laughlin
For more information, please call: 888.505.3545 or 702.298.5498 or visit their website at www.laughlinboattours.com
Animal Wildlife, Up Close
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park is the home to wild cats, primates, birds, and other rescued exotic animals, located on historic Route 66 at mile marker 87, just 29 miles east of Kingman, AZ.
The park practices the ethical treatment of animals with special focus on advocacy, education, and protection. It features rugged terrain, lush vegetation, and more than the required safety precautions, combined with educational, and research facilities that appeal to all ages. Keepers of the Wild is continually expanding to offer an experience for the visitor rivaling that of major zoos.
The park, which started operating in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1995, relocated to Northern Arizona more than 12 years ago. Recently, Keepers of the Wild was recognized for complying with all 20 benchmarks for accountability standards, and for going beyond the requirements of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Jonathan Kraft, the Founder and Executive Director of the 175-acre, handicapped- accessible park says, “Our ability to provide a safe haven for wildlife and educate the public never waivers at any time, and it is a passion among all our staff members and the board of directors.”
From tigers and lions to monkeys and birds, visitors don’t have to count on luck to get a glimpse of exotic animals when they visit Keepers of the Wild Nature Park. Visitors can get close enough to hear the inhabitants breathe. The park is open Wednesday through Monday, 9am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays. Guided safari tours are available. For more information, ticket prices, or to schedule group tours, call 928.769.1800 or go to www.keepersofthewild.org .
Interested parties can also join the Facebook friends list to follow park news and updates.
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
13441 East Highway 66
Valentine, AZ 86431
The Spa at Laughlin Ranch - (Currently closed)
Laughlin Ranch Spa features a Full Service Salon offering manicures, pedicures, men's and women's hair cuts, hair color, and much more. To further extend harmony and relaxation at the Spa, we have an outside pool as well as men's and women's tranquility rooms. With any spa treatment, you may enjoy complimentary use of our state-of-the-art Fitness Center, with 30 different Nautilus and cardiovascular machines as well as men's and women's full-steam rooms.
Laughlin Ranch is just a short 20 minute drive in Bullhead City. For more information call 877.422.7771 or visit their website at laughlinranch.com .
To view a complete menu of unique, satisfying spa services and amenities, hours of operation, and more information about this world-class day spa, click here to view prices and more information.
Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails
The Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails project, also known as Northreach, was dedicated on July 27th, 2012. The project consists of 9 miles of trails in the Laughlin area for bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrian riders, and includes expansion of the Laughlin Riverwalk, fully developed restrooms and trailheads, picnic sites, shade shelters, fishing piers, and a highway pedestrian bridge overpass and underpass providing access to the Colorado River. Visitors of all abilities can enjoy the trails and accessible fishing areas.
Recreational activities include walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, children's play area, and splash pad among many other recreational opportunities.
Grapevine Canyon – Lake Mead National Recreation Area
A walk through Grapevine Canyon near Laughlin offers visitors a unique perspective of Mojave Desert life. A fresh water spring flows out of the canyon floor, offering life to a wide variety of plants and animals: stands of cottonwood trees, water-sculpted narrows, a small waterfall, and evidence of the Prehistoric Indians who inhabited the area. Following the trail to the mouth of the canyon leads to ancient petroglyphs dating back more than 800 years. Grapevine Canyon lies to the south of Spirit Mountain, the highest peak in the Newberry Mountains at 5,639 feet. Spirit Mountain and the surrounding canyons collectively have been named a Traditional Cultural Property and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of their significance as sacred grounds to the Yuman speaking tribes of the lower Colorado River. For more information call 702.293.8906.
Colorado River Museum
The Colorado River Historical Society, a nonprofit organization, runs the museum in what was once a Catholic church just outside of Laughlin and across the river in Bullhead City, AZ. Visitors will find fascinating artifacts, exhibits, and displays designed to bring the area’s past to life. The Colorado River Museum is located at 1239 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86429.
For more information call 928.754.3399.
Rocky River Adventure Center
Make river play or desert play part of your Laughlin experience. Spring and summer Rocky River offers WaveRunner* rentals available by the hour, half-day, or full day (*plus tax & fuel). Open daily April 1 – November 1, 9am to dusk and 10am to 5pm during the offseason.
During the winter and fall months you can explore the desert in a side by side off road vehicle! We drop off and pick up the equipment for your convenience.
For more information call 702.299.1500 or visit RockyRiverFun.com
There are three resorts on Lake Mohave: Cottonwood Cove, Katherine's Landing and Willow beach. Both resorts have lodging, campgrounds, restaurant, store, and marina with gas dock. Popular recreational activities in Lake Mohave are swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, and skiing. There are kayaking, scuba diving, and fishing supplies in Bullhead City, which borders the southernmost point of Lake Mohave. Lake Mohave offers year-round recreational opportunities. Its clear water caters to boaters, swimmers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce and temperatures soar. Lake Mohave is a reservoir formed by Davis Dam on the Colorado River, which defines the border between Nevada and Arizona in the United States. The lake lies at an elevation of 647 feet (197 m) near Laughlin, Nevada, Searchlight, Nevada, Cottonwood Cove, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona, The Lake starts at the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and runs to the Davis Dam. The lake and adjacent lands forming its shoreline are part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area administered by the U.S. National Park Service. Lake Mohave encompasses 28,260 acres of water.
Oatman has undergone a renaissance of sorts in recent years thanks to burgeoning worldwide interest in Route 66 and the explosive growth of the nearby gaming town of Laughlin, Nevada, which promotes visits to the town. Wild burros freely roam the town and can be hand-fed hay cubes otherwise known as "burro chow," readily available in practically every store in town. Though normally gentle, the burros are in fact wild and signs posted throughout Oatman advise visitors to exercise caution. The donkeys are descended from pack animals turned loose by early prospectors, and are protected by the US Department of the Interior. Weekends in Oatman can see anything from classic car rallies to mock "Wild West" shootouts right down the middle of old 66. Independence Day celebrations include a contest where participants attempt to cook an egg on the sidewalk with the aid of solar devices known as the Oatman Egg Fry Along with the rest of Arizona's US 66 towns, Oatman is fiercely proud of its Route 66 heritage and replicas of 66's black-on-white US highway shield are posted all over the town. Route 66 souvenirs abound and many tourists have pasted autographed one-dollar bills on the walls and ceiling of the Oatman Hotel's bar and restaurant. Estimates of the number of bills run into the thousands.
Discover action-packed gaming, entertainment, and accommodations at the Aquarius Casino Resort - bringing a new level of sophistication to the banks of the Colorado River. Book your hotel reservation online today for exceptional rates.