Also new at the Ramada Express is the Super Bar with a huge circular panel suspended from the casino ceiling and rich copper banding. Striking 15-foot pillars flooded with vibrant colors from purples, reds and greens to a rich golden sunset enhance the bar.
In addition, the Ramada Express now has three hospitality suites available on the second floor of the Promenade Tower: the Classic; the Safari Suite; and the Sports Suite.
Los Lobos will be performing at the Convention Center at the Avi on June 30 at 8 p.m.
The Colorado River is a boater's paradise offering boating, fishing, wave running and water skiing. Boat enthusiasts can now enjoy the Laughlin Bay Marina, which is the first private marina in Nevada. The marina offers preferred vessel service and launch reservations, 110 boat slips in the lagoon, dry storage and maintenance facilities for an additional 120 boats and watercraft, a three-lane launch ramp, a lighted boardwalk, ship store, full service restaurant and sandy beach. Many of Laughlin's resorts make persoanl watercraft rentals available.
The 25th anniversary of the national auto cross-country race will make a stop at the Colorado Belle on July 12. The "Great American Race" features vintage cars on display.
The Mojave National Preserve is a huge swatch of desert land west of Laughlin. It is part of the National Park Service and offers an off-the-beaten-path desert experience. Among the points of interest are: the Kelso Sand Dunes, Kelso Depot, Hole-in-the-Wall, Mitchell Caverns, Mojave Road, Teutonia Peak and Mid-Hills. Camping, hiking, and four-wheeling exploring are available.
In nearby Kingman, Ariz., the Bonelli House at 430 Spring Street has been resorted and furnished with period furniture. The home built in 1915 offers a walk into history with tours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays-Mondays.
Located 14 miles east of Kingman, Ariz., the Hualapai Mountains offer a forested environment similar to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. There are campsites, RV parking, group picnic areas and hiking trails. For information, call 928-757-3859.
Oatman, Ariz., is a thriving mining community and takes visitors back to the days of the Old West. If you like horseback riding, it's a wonderful way to experience the rugged beauty of the Black Mountains. The rides cover trails once used by the U.S. Calvary to connect Kingman to Ft. Mohave. The Oatman Stables offers one- and two-hour rides, breakfast rides, sunset steak rides and cattle drives. It is open from mid-October through mid-May; call 928-768-3257.
The Gold Road Mine offers a different walking tour of a gold mine located 2.5 miles north of Oatman, Ariz. The 45-minute tour is guided and includes a history of the mine as well as mining in general. Visitors can actually see gold as it appears in the rock within the mine. There's a small restaurant and gift shop at the mine. For tour information, call 928-768-1600.
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