here is a tip for "joyce"
don't go back to the Pioneer,im sure they will be just fine without you.
The Pioneer was a wonderful place to stay.My husband and I had a wonderful time
If walking is a problem for you than take a cab,or better yet stay home.
I"ll bet youre one of those people that are never happy anyway.
According to Joyce, the Pioneer is the 'sewer' of Laughlin :)
There is a casino, a nearby motel, and no real food on site.
Another concern, is that the riverwalk ends for those who use wheels as transportation right at the Pioneer. You can't enter the casino from there, or contiue past if you are in a wheelchair or scooter - you just have to turn back.
For walkers, the riverwalk diverts through the casino, and takes you toward the next business before bringing you back to the river.
This was and is a great little town to come and unwind from the stress of life in the big cities.
When you get to your hotel or when you get your campsite pick out , try to plan your attack of the city and try to get into each of the hotels at least once. Each one has a different theme and each has something different to offer.
If you plan the eating well you can eat for under $20 a day and never have the same thing twice.
And always play the slots to get your drinks for free... you only need to be sitting at a slot to get your drink for free so take a roll of nickles and enjoy.
Fondest memory: The best part of being in a casino town is the sleeping in until about noon and still being able to get up and have a bacon and egg breakfast for under $3.00.
If you work it right you can stay up until the wee hours of the morning and still have loads of energy to beat the tables.
Favorite thing: Along the Colorado River is a walkway connecting most of the hotels. The pathway has benches and sitting areas for viewing river activities. The riverwalk is not straight, one must go up and down steps and search out the pathway by the Colorado Belle. The area in front of the Pioneer Hotel is very nice and includes a gazebo and nicely grassed area.
Visit all the hotels. It isn't that long of a walk (compared to Las Vegas).
Fondest memory: I do miss taking the barges for free. The first time I went there was around 12 years ago and you could jump on the 'water taxis' for free.
Visit the Edgewater Casino. They have the nicest security staff, and when they escort you from the Casino at 3 am for general tom-foolerly and singing too loud, they do so in the nicest, politest fashion.
Fondest memory: Watching the dealer bust after my buddy split an $75 hand of 7's four times to earn himself a cool 3 bills.