320 London Bridge Rd.
Fees: $7.50 per person; children 12 and under, active Military, museum members free
Summer Hours (May-Sept): 10am-2pm Tues-Sat Winter Hours (Oct-Apr): 10am-4pm Tues-Sat
The Lake Havasu Museum of History was created so that present and future generations would not only know the significance of the creation and development of the Lake Havasu City area but learn from the past and recognize the need to preserve the historical heritage. It is a human heritage stretching from archaic peoples to Hispanic settlers, miners, dam builders, dreamers and developers.
Overview of Permanent Exhibits
- The history of the Native American Chemehuevi and Mohave tribes that previously inhabited the area. Learn how these resourceful people were able to thrive in the often harsh desert climate.
- The role of the lower Colorado River and the steamboat era in bringing traders, miners and entrepreneurs to the area.
- The building of Parker Dam in 1938 and formation of Lake Havasu. Lake Havasu is a reservoir that supplies water for much of Southern California as well as the Phoenix area.
- How the vision of city founder Robert McCulloch created Lake Havasu City as it is today. From empty desert, Mr. McCulloch built a vibrant city that attracts visitors and residents alike.
- The relocation of the London Bridge from the chill and fog of its former home to sunny Arizona. Learn how the bridge was dismantled and rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, becoming the city’s showpiece.
- An overview of the native wildlife that can be spotted in and around Lake Havasu City. From Desert Bighorn Sheep to coyote and several reptile species, there is an abundance of wildlife.