Like an oasis in the middle of the desert is what Lake Havasu looks like to me in western Arizona. Although we occasionally get a glimpse of the Colorado River as we drive south along the border of Arizona and California, its pretty much dry, rolling hills with buttes breaking the horizon. It is a beautiful, refreshing sight to see resorts and palm trees around London Bridge in Lake Havasu.
Yes, this is the original London Bridge from London, England.
Sign reads ”The boundary of the City of London, England, established in Roman times, is marked by a heraldic dragon at each entry by freeway. This dragon marks the boundary of the city of London Land in Lake Havasu City.”
Lake Havasu had been established by Robert P McCulloch in 1964, the year before I was born. As the London Bridge was needing desperate repair the city of London auctioned it off in 1968 where McCulloch won the bid of $2.46M. In 1971 it was shipped to California and eventually rebuilt here at Lake Havasu…becoming a tourist attraction for this city. (read more here)
We haven’t found much to attract us here other than the water and the bridge. We come through this way to-or-from visiting our friends in Kingman. Each time we take a stroll along the London Bridge in Lake Havasu. We’ve checked out the storefronts in London Land
What else should we be doing here, other than the obvious, like renting a boat?
If you have suggestions, PLEASE SHARE!! We’d love to hear what you’re perfect day here would entail. What would you recommend doing here at Lake Havasu?
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