7 Best Things To Do In Mohave (Mojave) Valley, Arizona - Updated 2022

things to do in mohave valley arizona

Mohave Valley is a small town on the border of Arizona and California, but although a small town, it has some nice places to visit. The best things to do include the Spirit Mountain Casino and Mesquite Grill and El Rio Golf. After a day hitting the slots or a couple rounds of golf, you can head to one these restaurants: Valdez Mexican Grill, Hunter Grill, or Porky’s BBQ & 66 Bar.

1. Spirit Mountain Casino

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

We bet this guest (who chose to remain anonymous) was Fair to Middlin’ (cowboy slang for being in a good mood) after playing the Gamblin' Jack #SlotMachine and hitting a #Jackpot of $10,275. Yeehaw!

Posted by Spirit Mountain Casino on Sunday, February 20, 2022

Love the thought of Las Vegas but not all the people and traffic? Then this place is perfect for you! Located on the Fort Mojave reservation, this casino has Nevada-style gaming facilities without all the, “Where do I park? There are so many people!” There is also a snack bar to help you wind down and curb that hunger for a little bit longer, a mini-golf course that’s great for all ages, a driving range for all who want to practice their swing and a gift shop so you can bring home a memory and a memento.

“We have been here twice now and not disappointed either time. Tried the grill this time around and it was very good, simple menu and tasty food. Lovely service the staff helpful and friendly. The soda drinks are always free and the bar prices are very reasonable. Small and simple and we liked it like that!” - Deniece9 Riverside

Spirit Mountain Casino

Address: 8555 South Highway 95, Mohave Valley, Arizona, 86440 USA

Website: Spirit Mountain Casino

2. El Rio Golf Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

There's nothing like a beautiful fall day at El Rio Golf Club ...where EVERY day's a GREAT day! Book your favorite tee time at $39 all day, any time! http://ow.ly/cmAh50EMr8A

Posted by El Rio Golf Club on Friday, October 1, 2021

Nestled near the pristine waters of the Colorado River, Mohave Valley’s newest golf destination is one of the best of the new generation of course architects. The 7,115-yard (6,506-meter) layout provides a unique blend of challenge and playability, to golfers of all skill levels. The gently rolling fairways are spread out over 175 acres (70.8 hectares) and it is an upscale, daily fee, 18-hole championship golf course, only minutes from Spirit Mountain Casino. El Rio has scenic views of the surrounding mountains, gentle rolling and forgiving fairways, undulating greens, and four holes with water features. The course is a par 72 and offers four sets of tees to accommodate all playing levels.

El Rio Golf Club

Address: 1 Paseo El Rio, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440, USA

Website: El Rio Golf Club

3. Valdez Mexican Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

One of our lunch favorites the Fiesta Salad

Posted by Valdez Mexican Grill on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Valdez Mexican Grill has everything from quesadillas to enchiladas, bean and cheese burritos and tacos and it provides the best Mexican food in the area. Although this restaurant opened only a year ago, owners Luis and Yolanda Valdez began their culinary career in Lodi, California, 30 years ago and have been in business ever since.

“Good atmosphere, great margaritas and diverse menu. Fajitas are very good and the service quick. If they were open on Sunday with Mexican breakfast and a couple TVs, this would be the hangout spot.” -Tony T. Huntington Beach, CA

Valdez Mexican Grill

Address: 10197 Harbor Ave, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440, USA

Website: Valdez Mexican Grill

4. Hunter's Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Wednesday night dinner special bbq chicken breast with fresh vegetables and baked potato 12.99

Posted by Hunters Grill on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

“We are making our way back to Oklahoma from California and found this gem. The food was hot and fresh. My daughter had the rib special, husband had seafood platter and my son and I had the steak sandwich. All were delicious but my favorite was the appetizer, fried zucchini! So yummy! The other fantastic thing about this stop was definitely our waiter. I think his name was Jordan. Friendly, attentive and just a super pleasant person who seems to enjoy his job and visiting with his customers. He is the type of person who will excel in the service industry and likely will have customers returning to Hunters!” Visited August 2016 -Nikki427

Hunter’s Grill is the ideal setting for any occasion: celebrate a birthday or anniversary, entertain business associates, meet friends for cocktails, or simply enjoy an outstanding meal, served with genuine hospitality, in a casual environment. They focus on family dining, featuring an Italian and American menu, with all you can eat pizza, soup and salad bar and they also have a full bar and grill, for a fun night out.

Hunter's Grill

Address: 8496 AZ-95, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440, USA

Facebook: Hunter’s Grill

5. Porky's BBQ & 66 Bar

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

This is delicious, slow, wood-smoked, award-winning BBQ! With several first place wins, this little hole in the wall is by far one of the best places to eat. Located just over the bridge from Mohave Valley, in Needles, California, it’s a favorite for locals and people passing through.

Porky's BBQ & 66 Bar

Address: 1900 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363, USA

Facebook: Porky’s BBQ & 66 Bar

6. Fort Mojave Indian Reservation

S.R. 95, Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, Arizona
Source: Photo by user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Once inhabited by the Mojave Indians or the Pipa Aha Macav (also known as “The People By The River”), the Mojaves were the largest population of people in the Southwest which used the Indian reservation along the Colorado River. However, there was a significant leap of numbers when the non-Indian people flocked to the region originally occupied by the Pipa Aha Macav. In 1859, a United States military outpost was established to allow safe passage for American immigrants traveling from east to west. It was first named Camp Colorado before it was renamed Fort Mojave. The military closed in 1891, and a boarding school soon took after but closed again in 1930. Now, the ruins of Fort Mojave still remain; a reminder of the troubled past relationship the Pipa Aha Macav and the American civilization faced.

Fort Mojave Indian Reservation

Address: bluff overlooking the Colorado River just south of the boundary of present-day Bullhead City

Website: Fort Mojave Indian Reservation

7. River Valley Tavern

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Relax and unwind, for the Garden Pub of Mohave is one that you can put on your list when you need a spot to just chill. Though it might not win the title for the ‘Hottest Bar In Town’, enjoy the cool atmosphere with friendly staff bustling about and a cheap beer in hand.

River Valley Tavern

Address: 8804 AZ-95, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440, USA

Website: River Valley Tavern

Ogle at the magnificence of Mohave Valley!

Spirit Mountain from Mohave Valley 1
Source: Photo by user Stan Shebs used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Whether you’re taking a road trip, or planning a vacation in the area, Mohave Valley is a gorgeous small town to visit! Despite it being tiny, there’s still plenty of pleasant activities to do and even several delicious places to dine in. So if you’re ever passing by, Mohave Valley is definitely a must-visit!

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