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.

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Casinos, Rivers and Entertainment

Top Hotels in Bullhead City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Lodge on the River
2 out of 5
1717 Highway 95, Bullhead City
$47/night
Jul 30 - Jul 31
2.7/5 (811 reviews)

"We go to the river a few times a year and only use the hotel to shower and sleep. We were happy to find this place because we paid half the price of what you pay at the hotel/casino. The hotel is old but it is clean ,the a/c works and the toilets and showers work. Stores , gas station and restaurants ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Lodge on the River
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Days Inn by Wyndham Bullhead City
2.5 out of 5
1126 Highway 95, Bullhead City
$50/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
3.8/5Good! (496 reviews)

"We really enjoyed the breakfast and the pool. It was very close to the river so we enjoyed that as well"…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Bullhead City
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Rio del Sol Inn
2.5 out of 5
1111 Pashard Street, Needles
$71/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
3.9/5Very Good! (86 reviews)

"No smoking rooms for smokers. Carpet really needs replacing. Otherwise it was great."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Rio del Sol Inn

Top activities in Bullhead City

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

$69

Your adventure begins the moment you board our comfortable passenger transport. Our well-known Tour Guide is locally cultivated; He grew up exploring the wonders of Northwest Arizona from its History, Desert Terrain to Wildlife.

Laughlin Nevada Gaming Tour
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Laughlin Nevada Gaming Tour

$19

Head to Laughlin, an “Oasis in the Desert” located on the banks of the Colorado River. Get away from the bustle of Las Vegas for a day of inexpensive fun, trying your luck in the casinos, checking out the resort amenities, or walking along the Colorado River.

Jet Boat VIP Tour 58 miles down the Colorado River (Calm water)
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Jet Boat VIP Tour 58 miles down the Colorado River (Calm water)

$229

This very Exciting & Scenic Tour starts with a beautiful drive from Las Vegas through the high desert and Joshua Tree Forest to Laughlin, Nevada and the Colorado River, where you will board a powerful 1200 HP Jet Boat for an incredibly fun 58 mile ride down the Colorado River & through the beautiful Topock Gorge (no whitewater rapids on this tour).

Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour with Optional Helicopter Ride
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Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour with Optional Helicopter Ride

$154

Travel to Northern Arizona for a narrated tour of the Grand Canyon with some of the most experienced guides in the Southwest. Trek along a nature trail on the South Rim and take in sweeping panoramas on an optional helicopter ride over this natural wonder.

Wineries/Distillery/Diana's Cellar Door & Brewery Tours
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Wineries/Distillery/Diana's Cellar Door & Brewery Tours

$109

Our Spirited Tour! This spirited adventure has the special option to bring your own alcohol (must be 21+ of age, ID Required) for this land cruise as you travel between Winery’s, Breweries and Distillery. (Ice Chest provided).

Historic Downtown Kingman: A Journey Back in Time
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Historic Downtown Kingman: A Journey Back in Time

$89

A Journey of Western Heritage and the Ancestry of Desert Wonder Tours Founder! Kingman is a historically rich city who is home to such legendary greats as Andy Devine, that squeaky-voiced sidekick of John Wayne in old western movies, some of which were filmed in the area.

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