|Destination: Laughlin, Nevada|
Distance from Point of Origin: 95 miles
Estimated (One Way) Travel Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Directions: From the Stratosphere Casino head northeast on Las Vegas Blvd about 3 miles and turn right onto I-515/US-93/US-95 south towards Boulder City. Follow US-93/95 for 17 miles and then merge right onto US-95 South (Veterans Memorial Hwy) toward Searchlight/ Laughlin/Needles and travel for 55.5 miles. Turn left onto NV-163 (Laughlin Hwy) east and travel for 20 miles and turn right onto Casino Drive.
General Description: Named in 1968 after founder Don Laughlin, owner of the Riverside Resort, Laughlin is known in the Southwest as a preferred alternative to Las Vegas. It delivers a picturesque riverside setting at an enjoyable, relaxed pace. Located just an hour and a half from Las Vegas, Laughlin is a small gambling oasis that was built along the Colorado River valley. Except for the summers, when it can get rather hot, it has a relatively a nice year round temperature. It offers walking along or boating on the Colorado River to enjoying your favorite game in one of eleven resort casinos.
Special Attraction or Points of Interest: Harrah’s and Avi have the best beaches of any casino along the Colorado River and Avi has the best pool area.There are river taxis that provide rides up and down the river. In the main section of town, there is a ‘river-walk’ that runs along the river behind several of the casinos. There are several interesting towns within an hours drive – Kingman, AZ, Oatman, AZ, and Lake Havasu, AZ – each providing various points of interest and attractions. Less than 15 minutes away are the Davis Dam and Grapevine Canyon, the location of hundreds of ancient Indian petroglyphs.
Primary Activity: Gambling and relaxing by the pool
Secondary Activities: Hiking, walking and picture taking.
Elevation: The main thoroughfare is roughly 550 feet, or about fifty-feet above the Colorado River, which is about 150 feet below the reservoir behind the Davis Dam, just a few miles upstream from Bullhead City and Laughlin’s casino row.
Best Time To Visit: During the summer months, the temperatures in Laughlin can average over 112 degrees, making the best times to visit during the spring and fall. As it can often be windy along the river, it can get quite cool during the winter months.
Facilities: Restroom and dining establishments throughout the property
Estimated Round-trip Time: Note that this page is listed under both the Daytrip and Road Trip categories. Though this can be an easy daytrip, we almost always spend anywhere from 2 to 5 days even though it is only a 3-1/2 hours round-trip travel time.
|More Info On Laughlin: http://www.visitlaughlin.com/|