What to Do in Laughlin, Nevada (15 Top Attractions, Day Trips, Food & More)

Have you ever arrived somewhere and been totally surprised, in a good way, by the destination? This was Laughlin, Nevada for us!

A fun city, unique culture, nightlife, a raging river, Lake Mohave, and hiking trails. There are so many things to do in Laughlin that you’ll wonder why you only planned a long weekend there.


It turns out that Don Laughlin even still lives in a massive penthouse suite on the top of the Riverside Casino.

1. Learn About Don Laughlin

2. Visit the Car Museum

Also related to Don Laughlin and located just in front of the Riverside Resort is a car museum that contains some beautiful classic car models. 80 to be exact.

3. Take a UTV Adventure to Lake Mohave

Our adventure took us through sandy desert trails leading up and into the mountains. Once on top, we parked the UTV’s and hiked to a couple of different lookouts.

4. Hike Grapevine Canyon

At the top, you’ll see some epic views over the Colorado River Valley and have a chance to see 3 seasonal waterfalls.

5. Learn About and See Petroglyphs

These glyphs were created sometime between 1100 and 1900 AD and the mapping of around 250 glyph panels was done in 2009.

6. Take a Sunset Dinner Cruise

The dinner cruise leaves from the dock near the Aquarius Hotel and spends two hours sailing up and down the Laughlin strip.

7. Jet Boat on the Colorado River

Both locals and visitors alike spend their days playing in the crystal clear waters. For us, one of the highlights was taking a Jet Boat Tour to Lake Havasu City.

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