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Laughlin, Nevada [4] is a town in Clark County, Nevada and a port located on the Colorado River. Laughlin is 90 miles (140 km) south of Las Vegas, located in the far southern tip of Nevada. It is the third most visited casino and resort destination in the state after Las Vegas and Reno.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP) lies across the river in Bullhead City, Arizona. Carriers at the IFP Airport include Sun Country Airlines, Allegiant Air and many private charter services. There are presently no regularly scheduled commercial flights to IFP Bullhead City/Laughlin, NV. You must drive from Las Vegas, Phoenix, or Flagstaff. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) is by far the closest. Certain casino charter flights land at IFP, as well as general aviation and military.

By car[edit]

From Phoenix: US 93 north to I-40 west through Kingman. Take the Bullhead City / Las Vegas exit and turn right at the signal at the end of the exit ramp. Continue west taking the Highway 68 ramp toward Bullhead City / Laughlin. Highway 68 merges into Arizona Highway 95. Turn right at the Laughlin Bridge. Approximately 225 miles from Phoenix; 4 hours.

From Southern California: I-15 north to Barstow; I-40 east to Needles, CA. Exit on River Road cutoff, turn north for 22 miles on Needles Highway (rough road until Nevada state line), turn right on Nevada Route 163, drive a couple of miles or so to Casino Drive, turn right. Optionally, drive along 1-40 Eastbound into Arizona, then north on US 95 through Fort Mohave and Bullhead City, left onto Laughlin Bridge, and left onto Casino Drive. Slightly longer route but better roads and infrastructure. Approximately 283 miles from Los Angeles; 5 hours. Approximately 335 miles from San Diego; 6 hours.

From Las Vegas: Interstate 515, US 93/95 south through Las Vegas towards Boulder City. After passing through Henderson and the Railroad Pass, take ramp and turn right onto US 95 south toward Searchlight/Laughlin for 55 miles. Turn left onto NV 163. Head east for 19 miles. Turn right on Casino Drive.

Get around[edit]

There are no freeways that pass through Laughlin. The Southern Nevada Transit Coalition provides bus service on two routes in Laughlin, one of which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NV 163 passes through Laughlin, as does the Needles Highway from I-40. Laughlin has a good network of high quality local roads and a compact city center which is a few miles from the bustle of Casino Drive's hotels, casinos and restaurants.

See and Do[edit]

Laughlin has nine major hotel-casinos that line the Colorado River, and also is home to the Laughlin River Walk, the walkway which runs between the row of Laughlin’s casinos and the Nevada shore of the Colorado River.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Laughlin Outlet Center, 1955 S Casino Dr (across the street from the Aquarius Casino Resort), (702) 298-4497, [1]. Mon - Sat 9am to 8pm Sun 10am to 7pm Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.. Outlet shopping with more than 60 merchants, indoor food court and market, and eight acres of convenient indoor parking.  edit

Many of the casinos include shopping areas with souvenirs and other merchandise:

Eat[edit][add listing]

The casinos offer a variety of dining options, ranging from buffets to simple cafes to gourmet restaurants.

  • Saltgrass Steak House, 2300 S Casino Dr, (702) 298-7153, [2]. Steakhouse at the Golden Nugget.  edit
  • The Range Steakhouse, 2900 S Casino Dr, (702) 298-7153, [3]. Steakhouse at Harrah's Laughlin.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Free drinks are offered to all gamblers actively playing games on the casino floor. You should tip the waitress at least $1 per drink. Failure to do so will most likely result in the waitress visiting you less often, and visiting those more often who do tip.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.  edit
  • Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.  edit
  • Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall (formerly The Colorado Hotel).  edit
  • River Palms Resort Casino (formerly Sam's Town Gold River).  edit
  • Edgewater Casino Resort.  edit
  • Colorado Belle Casino Resort.  edit
  • Harrah's Laughlin.  edit
  • Tropicana Laughlin Hotel and Casino (formerly Ramada Express).  edit
  • Aquarius Casino Resort (formerly The Flamingo Hilton).  edit
  • Avi Resort & Casino.  edit
  • Bay Shore Suites.  editCreate category
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