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Nevada’s “Glitter Gulch” is not all there is to see in Nevada. Here are links to non-gaming Laughlin and Nevada. Get away from the casinos and discover another side of Nevada, the “Silver State”. Laughlin Nevada is much more beautiful than neon lights and gambling action.

Many people who visit Laughlin, never really get to see the Township of Laughlin Nevada. The town is located 5 miles west of the casinos, out Desert Rd (renamed Woodbury Dr). This is where approx. 8,000 residents live. I’d guess half of us work at the casinos and the other half is comprised of Retirees and Snowbirds. In the “residential area” you’ll find the Post Office (89028), Nevada’s largest rural Library, Bennett Elementary School, Laughlin Middle and High School, Spirit Mountain Park, home to Laughlin Seniors, Boy’s and Girl’s Club and Clark County Parks & Rec., Fire Dept, a Bank, a market (open 24/7), three bars,  4 restaurants, 9Laughlin library, Nevada's largest rural library large apt/condos, 4 housing tracts, video store, Texaco and Mobil Oil Convenience Stores, Laughlin Times Newspaper, H.R. Block/computer supplies, 2 Dry Cleaners, 2 Beauty Parlors, Water Store, Professional Office Building (behind the Texaco) and a bunch of realtor offices and check cashing places. A local business directory  with phone numbers is provided. The only local medical services are at the UMC Medical Clinic next to the Mall, near the corner of Edison Dr and Casino Dr.. Gee…I almost forgot Domino’s Pizza, In-n-Out and a Subway Sandwich Shop.

Attractions within 2 hours of Laughlin

Davis Camp offers RV and tent camping, house rentals, group picnic and camping facilities, beaches, children’s safe river swim area and more. Next to Colorado River Museum, just north of the Laughlin bridge.

Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area Big Bend is Nevada’s newest state park, situated on the shores of the Colorado River below Laughlin. 1 mile south of Laughlin Township, on Needles Hwy.

Hualapai Mountain State Park alpine setting, just south of Kingman, AZ. 1 hour drive time

McNutt Wilderness  This wilderness encompasses an eight-mile-long stretch of the central (and highest) portion of the Black Mountains. 12 miles east of Laughlin.

Red Rocks Nat’l Conservation Area 2 hour drive time. Directions: leave Laughlin west on NV 163  go to Searchlight, turn left, in Searchlight towards Nipton, CA continue through Nipton to I-15, go North on I-15 through Primm (Stateline) and Jean, NV. Go west onto the Blue Diamond Hwy, Exit 33, (just south of Las Vegas) towards Pahrump and Blue Diamond, NV. Go approx. 20 miles to a right turn onto NV 159 towards Blue Diamond, continue on this road to see Bonnie Springs Ranch, Spring Mountain Ranch and Red Rocks NCA. This is a full day adventure. Primm has a very large roller coaster ride and other amusements for young adults and children. more info

Spring Mountain State Park  5 miles from Red Rocks NCA. Historic Spring Mountain Ranch is located within the  Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range

Bonnie Springs Ranch Old tyme western town, features horseback riding, melodrama, gunfights, zoo, train ride, restaurant (great food) and hotel. 10 miles from Red Rocks NCA.

Lake Havasu Arizona home of the famous London Bridge,1 hour drive time

Chloride, Arizona old mining town 45 minutes driving time

Hoover Dam Homepage for Hoover Dam, very informative. 1 1/2 hour drive time

Grand Canyon Railroad Plan to spend a long day from Laughlin. You need to leave Laughlin at 6:00AM to  assure your early arrival at the GC Railroad Depot. Train departs at 9:30AM returns at 5:30PM and then  back to Laughlin by 8PM. Reservations recommended.

Mohave National Preserve Mojave National Preserve was created in October, 1994 when Congress passed  and the President signed the California Desert Protection Act. 1 hour drive.

Mitchell Caverns Mitchell Caverns are located within the Mohave National Preserve.

Joshua Tree National Park  plan 3 hour drive time, leave early from Laughlin. Take the Amboy Rd route. Road is rough for 15 miles south of Amboy, CA bordering the salt flats and volcanic dome.

Grand Canyon West one hour drive time

Arizona Mohave Museum of History and Arts Northwest Arizona is a land of pine forested mountains, deep canyons, fertile river valleys, and high cactus covered deserts… Rich in a variety of minerals gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, turquoise and other gemstones … inhabited by shy bighorn sheep and deer, as well as snakes, scorpions, tarantulas … Quail and cactus wrens, antelope, coyotes and the inevitable jack rabbits. 30 minute drive time.

Laughlin Links

Colorado River Internet Laughlin, NV local ISP local info/classifieds

Christine’s Page personal website offers computer services, repairs, networking services, web design and hosting for Laughlin, NV and Hemet, CA areas.

Las Vegas Links

Hoover Dam Homepage for Hoover Dam

Fremont Street Experience see the major changes to this  Las Vegas attraction

Las Vegas Review-Journal largest newspaper in Southern Nevada

GORP – Great Basin National Park

Great Basin News small magazine based out of Carson City

Interesting Sites

Elko Pages northern Nevada news/info

Colorado River Internet Laughlin, NV local ISP local info/classifieds

Yucca Mountain news about the nuclear dump

Walker Lake Nevada good info/Hawthorne, NV and the lake

Laughlin River Run 40,000 bikers invade Laughlin each year

Nevada Ghost towns/Bodie, Ca

Bodie, Cal/Nevada

Bodie gold mining 

Cal-Neva Ghost Towns Interesting info and pictures.