Introduction to Bullhead City, Arizona
Bullhead City, Arizona, in Mohave county, is 65 miles south of Henderson, Nevada and 77 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Kingman, AZ is about 35 miles east of Bullhead City. Bullhead City has a population of about 41,000 as of 2010.
Bullhead City History
Bullhead was founded by William Harrison Hardy in the 1860s, when it was known as Hardyville. Hardy was a county supervisor, postmaster and a member of Territorial Legislature during his life. Hardyville died out at the turn of the century when mining activities were pushed away from the region, however, and a railroad was established between Needles and Kingman. The town was resurrected after the Davis Dam was built and it was renamed Bullhead City. The name Bullhead City comes from "Bull's Head Rock", a natural landmark used by paddleboat captains in the 1800s.
Bullhead City and nearby Attractions
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Colorado River Museum
- Arizona's Veteran Memorial
- London Bridge
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Bullhead City
Bullhead City has many miles of nature trails and thousands of acres of parklands. Various types of water sports are popular on Lake Mohave. Hiking, hunting and rock climbing are some of the popular recreational activities that are pursued in the city and the neighboring desert. Bullhead City River Regatta is held on the second weekend in August. Decorated floats and inner tubes drift from Bullhead City's Community Park eight miles on the Colorado River to Rotary Park. Hardyville Days happens on the fourth weekend in October, celebrating historic Hardyville, predecessor to Bullhead City. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day is at the end of March.
Bullhead City Transportation
Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport is nearby.
Bullhead City Higher Education
One can pursue higher educational opportunities from Mohave Community College and Northern Arizona University.