Come See Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin, Nevada
@Marcyaz (36138)
United States
February 6, 2016 10:50am CST
Laughlin is 90 miles south of Las Vegas, located in the far southern tip of Nevada. It is family friendly. It is located on the Colorado river and has lots of outdoor activities. When I lived in Arizona I used to spend some weekends in Laughlin and back then there was not much to do, this was when they still had the boats taking you across the river. Now days they have the bridge so cars can go across and park on the Nevada side. There are a lot of casinos there now but back when I used to go there they had only had I think it was 3 casinos. I don't remember the name of the casino but one of them had saw dust on the floor and it was really neat to go there and they used to have breakfast for $1.00 but I imagine now that has gone up in price.
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 16
We visited Laughlin when we stayed several days in Las Vegas, we also had dinner at Harrah's Laughlin Casino, very good.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@LadyDuck I have never like Las Vegas, I much preferred Reno or North Shore to Las Vegas with the smaller atmosphere like Laughlin.
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 16
@Marcyaz We went to Reno and we did not like it. Las Vegas is funny for just a few days, we liked the shows.
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
7 Feb 16
If they have casinos there, they will definitely attract many tourists. I think the casinos all over the world are doing their best to attract rich Chinese tourists.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@scheng1 They do attract tourists, I think they want to attract as many people as they can.
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@whiteream (3560)
• United States
7 Feb 16
sounds lke a nice place to to visit.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@whiteream It is a nice place to visit.
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@LeaPea2417 (13631)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Feb 16
That is interesting, I never knew this city existed.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@LeaPea2417 It is a nice place to visit and I always had fun there. They have some big name people at their shows also.
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@yukimori (8547)
• United States
6 Feb 16
I don't know offhand which one that might have been. We used to go to the Harrah's quite frequently when I was a teen. My parents were obsessed with their buffet, and back then they didn't have a problem with driving "all the way" from Kingman to Laughlin. These days, they won't even go to the grocery store without complaint.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Feb 16
@yukimori that is such a short drive from Kingman to Laughlin I used to drive from Tempe up through the mountains to get there, it took around 4 1/2 hours.
@yukimori (8547)
• United States
6 Feb 16
@Marcyaz I take it you went 60 to 93 then? That's a really nice drive... I'd do it more if I had a reason to. It's more convenient for us to go up 89 and take I-40 to Kingman. We're about two hours from Tempe, and it'd take us about the same amount of time to get to Laughlin from here.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@yukimori It is nice scenery driving up through the mountains don't you think?
@marguicha (78517)
• Chile
7 Feb 16
The first time I went to Las Vegas with my husband, many decades ago, I was amazed at the small cost of breakfast, lunches and dinners inside casinos. My husband told me it was a way of keeping you there so that you did not go to play elsewhere
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@marguicha The cost of the meals has gone up some but they are still reasonable and it is a way to keep you at the place you are at.
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@marguicha (78517)
• Chile
7 Feb 16
@Marcyaz If I didnĀ“t like to gamble, Las Vegas would be the cheapest place to go on a holiday
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
8 Feb 16
@marguicha I don't know about that as Reno is also nice and North Shore of Lake Tahoe along with Laughlin are all I think nicer places and more fun along with being cheaper.
@snowy22315 (31431)
• United States
14 Feb 16
I have been in Laughlin, but it has been years. We went through their on the way to the Hoover dam. I think you pass through that area on the way to the Grand Canyon too.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
14 Feb 16
@snowy22315 Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon both good places to visit and see.
@snowy22315 (31431)
• United States
14 Feb 16
@Marcyaz Yes, I have seen both, simply awesome!
@celticeagle (113100)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb 16
We may have traveled near there. We used to travel down that way toward California to see my great aunt June.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@ celticeagle It is a really pretty drive up through the mountains.
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@celticeagle (113100)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Feb 16
@Marcyaz .....We reached the desert just at sunrise and it was so beautiful. The orange, pink and gold were magnificent.
@VivaLaDani13 (15986)
• Perth, Australia
6 Mar 16
That's awesome. I want to go have a look around Nevada one day anyway so will have to check that place out too while I am there.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@VivaLaDani13 It is a fun place to visit and very interesting being along the Colorado river.
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@jstory07 (56248)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Feb 16
I was there many years ago and would love to go back. Maybe someday.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
8 Feb 16
@jstory07 I know it has grown a lot since I was last there but I bet it is still fun to be there and eat their food and see what has changed now.
@Dalane (707)
• United States
7 Feb 16
I'll bet it gets very hot in the summer. Sounds like a nice place though.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@Dalane yes the summers do get hot there and it is nice.
@Gillygirl (15260)
• Sutton, England
6 Feb 16
I would like to visit but not for casinos. I like shows and a good meal. Hubby has been to Vegas and enjoyed it. I've just asked if he know Laughlin but he isn't familiar with it.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@Gillygirl They have some good shows and the meals were terrific. It is not that far a drive from Vegas either.
@marlina (58660)
• Canada
6 Feb 16
Laughlin: a funny name for a town.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@marlina The town is named after Don Laughlin.
@amadeo (44014)
• United States
6 Feb 16
Never had a chance to go to any casinos.then I do not have any interest in this. I know a lot loved it.Guess I am the weird one
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Feb 16
@amadeo there are other things to do then go to the casinos, casinos also have shows and good food.
@JohnRoberts (36257)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Feb 16
I have been to Laughlin and it was fun. The river environment is nice. If you want to get away from the casinos, it is a quick drive over the river to the Arizona side to a larger town. There is a mall across from one of the casinos which has a movie theater. Laughlin is an alternative to the Vegas hassle.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Feb 16
@JohnRoberts I always remember having fun in Laughlin. It is nice you can now drive over to the Arizona side but you didn't used to be able to. I never did like Vegas much.