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Laughlin

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by ValerieJo, Aug 4, 2015.

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  1. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Thinking about taking a day trip to Laughlin. (We have a rental car). Would this be considered a full day trip or can we see Laughlin in a few hours?

    Suggested Itinerary for doing Laughlin?

    Thanks for any input or suggestions.
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    See my trip reports for a report on Laughlin.

    Gory details of the 36 hour whirlwind 6/15/2015

    Trip report 6/27-7/2 so far, so BAD!!!!

    I visited Laughlin on each of my last two trips.

    Depending on what you like to see and visit, Laughlin and be done in 1/2 day or a full day.

    Remember that Laughlin is on average 10 degrees hotter than Las Vegas.
     
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    Corinne Low-Roller

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    A full day would be best or you're not going to do much when you get there. Nice walk by the river and plenty of gambling. Visitlaughlin.com has info on what's happening on certain dates. There is a small outlet mall and if you leave Vegas early enough you can go via Hoover Dam or go to Oatman the other side of Laughlin. I love the walk by the river seeing the fish and ducks, lovely drive through the desert and makes a change from Vegas. If you are driving you could always stay a night, cheaper in Laughlin than Vegas for rooms.
     
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    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    I've been there a few times. About an hour drive. The river is something different but to me a casino is a casino, there is really no reason to go there if you're main goal is to gamble. But if you just want to get our of Vegas for a few hours, maybe do some water sports it's fine.
     
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    Laughlin is about 90 miles from center strip in LV.
     
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    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    For the price (dirt cheap) of a hotel, I recomend staying overnite. In March, I stayed a couple nites at the Edgewater (about $20/ nite) and was pleasantly surprised with the room. Much better value than anything in Vegas for that price and no resort fee either.
     
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    Last february we visited Laughlin for an afternoon, evening, spent the night and drove back to Vegas the next morning. We walked the whole riverwalk, visited all the casino's, played a bit. It was fun!
    We stayed at the Golden Nugget and for $30 the room was great. The last 20 minutes of the drive to Laughlin are great, it's like driving on the moon :D
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Yep, that drive down to the river is cool.
     
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