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Bullhead CityUnited States of America

Located along the banks of the Colorado River, this historic Arizonan oasis offers year-round water sports, golf and good times.

Outdoor sports, scenic drives, festivals and nightlife beckon visitors to Bullhead City. Built by river traders in the area of an earlier Mojave settlement, the city is named for a riverside landmark rock resembling the head of a bull. The area is a perfect base from which to explore the Colorado River, Lake Mohave and the Mojave Desert, historic mining towns and the casinos of neighboring Laughlin, Nevada.

Year-round sunshine makes Bullhead City a popular destination for lovers of outdoor recreation. Near the mouth of the Riviera Marina is the Arizona Veterans Memorial Park, a large grassy area where you’ll find the names of 3,000 Arizona citizens lost in wars over the last 100 years. Continue along the riverside walking trails to enjoy the network of picnic areas and beaches.

Board a jet boat for the wild ride downstream to Lake Havasu, stopping along the way to admire centuries-old petroglyphs and the London Bridge, which was dismantled and shipped from London and rebuilt here. Head upstream to Davis Dam, where Lake Mohave offers swimming, kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. Nearby at the Colorado River Museum, study displays on local history and Native American artifacts.

Bullhead’s weather makes it a perfect destination for golfers. Tee off at Chaparral Golf and Country Club or make the short drive south to Desert Lakes Golf Course.

The Bullhead region is filled with historic towns and sites. Visit the Gold Road Mine, which has been in operation for over a century. Kids will enjoy the Wild West town of Oatman where gunfights are re-created in the streets and tame burros roam free.

Bullhead City hosts several festivals. Enjoy live music during February’s Colorado River Bluegrass Festival and watch kayak races or join the floating fun during August’s Bullhead City River Regatta. For a big night out, cross the river by water taxi to Laughlin, in Nevada, where you’ll find 10 casinos offering 24-hour bars, dining and entertainment.

Fly in to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. Renting a car is the best way to explore the surrounding Arizona scenery.

Top Hotels in Bullhead City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel 6 Bullhead City, AZ
Motel 6 Bullhead City, AZ
1081 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ
The price is $46 per night

Situated in Bullhead City, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Laughlin Event Center, and Katherine Landing. Big Bend ...

4.1/5Very Good! (44 reviews)

"Good parking out back on the property if you are towing a boat or water craft. Super clean updated rooms. Elevators need a cosmetic update is about the the only negative I can think of. Life is great!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Motel 6 Bullhead City, AZ
Havasu Landing Resort & Casino
Havasu Landing Resort & Casino
3 out of 5
13145 Havasu Lake Road, Havasu Lake, Needles, CA
The price is $119 per night

Situated near the airport, this resort is 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from Mojave Trails National Monument.

4/5Very Good! (40 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and comfortable, all the employees were super nice and helpful, the boat launch and slips were great, and the room had the most comfortable bed and AC. We'll definitely be returning."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Havasu Landing Resort & Casino
Lodge on the River
Lodge on the River
2 out of 5
1717 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ
The price is $60 per night

Located in the heart of Bullhead City, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Bullhead City Community Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Laughlin Event Center and Riviera ...

2.5/5 (929 reviews)

"Great customer service, friendly and attentive!! Love"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Lodge on the River

Getting around Bullhead City

If you’re visiting Bullhead City to enjoy the casinos which it shares with its sister city, Laughlin, then consider using water taxis, a fun and convenient way of getting up and down the stretch of the Colorado River which the cities sit along. If you’re here to explore the area’s many national parks and take part in outdoor activities, though, you’ll need a car, which you can easily rent from companies in town. Visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website.Browse Bullhead City rental cars.

Best time to visit

Bullhead City sits in the Mojave Desert, on Arizona’s border with Nevada, and gets extremely hot in the summer. Temperatures hit an average high of 112 F (44 C), but this doesn’t put off visitors – this is the busiest time of year, so aside from the heat you’ll also find crowds and expensive hotel rooms. Visit in the spring or fall instead for more manageable weather and more space in the casinos.

Popular places to visit in Bullhead City

Harrah's Laughlin Casino
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Harrah's Laughlin Casino

4/5(937 reviews)

Why not roll the dice by visiting Harrah's Laughlin Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Laughlin? Discover the desert landscapes and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Lake Havasu
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Lake Havasu

4.5/5(527 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Havasu, a popular spot to commune with nature in Lake Havasu City. Wander the lakeside and beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Bullhead City

Oatman Village Western Mining Town & Route 66 Experience
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Oatman Village Western Mining Town & Route 66 Experience

Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Route 66 Museums & Wine Tasting/Brewery & Lunch Tour
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Route 66 Museums & Wine Tasting/Brewery & Lunch Tour

Per adult
Grand Canyon Caverns/Route 66/Vehicle Museums & Winery Tour
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Grand Canyon Caverns/Route 66/Vehicle Museums & Winery Tour

Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Horseback Riding/Arizona Joshua Tree Forest & Buffalo Tour
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Horseback Riding/Arizona Joshua Tree Forest & Buffalo Tour

Per adult
Grand Canyon Deluxe Small Group Tour from Sedona/Flagstaff
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Grand Canyon Deluxe Small Group Tour from Sedona/Flagstaff

Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
2019 Polaris Slingshot Rental
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2019 Polaris Slingshot Rental

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Reviews of Bullhead City


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 18.91891891891892%
4 - Good
4 - Good 43.91891891891892%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 33.78378378378378%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 2.7027027027027026%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 0.6756756756756757%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Great family fun!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 17, 2020

Staff was nice. Some family emergency was there issue. I’ll go back there again. Stay in one of the suites.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 3, 2020

Bullhead City should cite this hotel and work with the owners and clean that property up you promote that property out of 4.5 star hotel I have no idea where you get your rating from but that is not a 4.5 Hotel good luck with that

5/5 - Excellent


Feb 22, 2020

People in Bullhead are awesome, down to earth & friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 6, 2020

I’m from San Jose Ca, Bullhead city is different but I would definitely consider moving here. I loved it

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 7, 2019

The part I saw was a shopping/business area.

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