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Is It London or Lake Havasu City?

By AZ Leisure Staff Writers

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Strange as it seems, Lake Havasu is home to the historic London Bridge. It stood for over 140 years as a major crossing of the River Thames in London, England. When nature began sinking the bridge it was purchased in 1968 by Robert P. McCulloch and became the focal landmark of Lake Havasu City Arizona. Each piece was numbered, disassembled and shipped to Arizona where it now crosses the Colorado River to a small island in Lake Havasu. Medieval England style shops were developed around the bridge to continue the nostalgic flavor of the historic landmark.

Lake Havasu Arizona is a water-lovers dream and favorite vacation getaway for Arizonans and its visitors. The 45-mile Lake Havasu has over 400 miles of desert scenic coastline between Arizona and California on the Colorado River. It is a favorite spot during spring break for college students from all over America and offers spectacular boating, water-skiing, houseboat vacations, fishing, kayaking and a world of water recreation. Many love to explore the lake from beautiful beaches, campsites and hiking trails. Lake Havasu AZ is truly a fun-in-the-sun experience.

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Those that travel to Lake Havasu Arizona will experience diverse landscape of Saguaro cactus, rugged mountain canyons, sand dunes and of course, crystal clear water. Lots of water. And the area is home to the rare Bighorn sheep and over 200 species of birds and wildlife. If gaming is your style, the bright lights of casino gambling in Las Vegas style resorts, Laughlin Nevada is up the river about 70 miles north of Lake Havasu AZ.

Lake Havasu City offers an abundance of fine golf courses, resorts, hotels and motels to make your travel enjoyable. Visit our Best Choice connections to accommodations, vacation rentals and real estate professionals. And several airlines offer direct flights from both Arizona and California airports.

Lake Havasu AZ is an astounding place. Make it your travel destination.

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