The only place in Yuma to see camels, buffalos, and more. Wild
and Camel Farm: A camel herd is the center point of this Yuma
Attraction. Many other exotic and domestic desert animals can be seen as
well. Children are delighted at discovering the petting zoo. A visit to
the Wild World Zoo and Camel Farm is a fun family activity.
Colorado River Cruise
Come join Yuma River Tours on the Colorado River for a trip you
will always remember. In talking with people over the years, we have
found that many are looking for new activity ideas. Some seek
excitement; others are looking for relaxation. Some enjoy wilderness
trips;others relish historic tours. All enjoy beautiful scenery and
watching for our elusive wildlife. A day in the desert southwest on the
Colorado River is filled with all of the above. Join us on a jet boat or
stern wheeler tour, and we will be your guides through this wilderness
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park is located within the Yuma
Crossing National Heritage Area, an area that seeks to conserve,
enhance, and interpret the natural and cultural resources of the
community. The park offers a visitor center, exhibits, gift shop, picnic
areas, group use areas, and restrooms.
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Los Algodones offers a wide variety of curio shops, pharmacies, open air
cafes, medical doctors, health professionals, optical dispensaries and a
large number of dentists providing quality services and specialized
treatments at a cost savings that makes your trip worth while.
Od Town Yuma
Historic Downtown Yuma is often overlooked by Yuma visitors and residents. A
morning or afternoon can be pleasurably spent exploring the many shops
& dining options offered in the area. This area is used for street
fairs and musical events throughout the year. Located in the area
surrounding First Street and Main Avenue Historic Downtown Yuma is with
walking distance of several Yuma area Attractions. Historic Downtown
Yuma is now open to vehicular traffic but is best experienced by parking
the car and enjoying a leisurely stroll. There are many surprises to be
found in the courtyards and patios along main street.
The Peanut Patch|
A rich tradition in Southwest Arizona! A trip to or through Yuma simply
would not be complete without stopping by The Peanut Patch for a visit.
You will be a welcome guest of the George family. Inside the store are
hundreds of different candies and natural snacks that, when combined
make great gift baskets, boxes and tins suitable for any gift-giving
Quartzsite, Az The rock capitol of the World
Quartzsite, Arizona, barely 18 miles east of the Colorado river, on I-10, may be
the RV boondocking capital of the world. Quartzsite has become a mecca
to visitors and exhibitors for rocks, gems, mineral specimens and
fossils during the town?s famous two-month-long gem show and swap meet
every January and February. From its humble beginnings the now-massive
Quartzsite show has grown to RV-epic proportions with vendors offering
everything under the Quartzsite sun.
This was an old stage stop for travelers going from Yuma to Quartzite,
Arizona or Ehrenberg, Arizona. It was also a former gas station and
store. Reopened circa 2004 as a very small store, selling T-shirts,
caps, toys and novelty items. But the big attraction is Randy's
Hamburger Stand. The Stone Cabin is open roughly mid-fall to mid-spring.
For info call 206-999-0170. There is a small RV Park nearby.
This is also the turn off for King Valley Road and the Southern entrance
to the Kofa Wildlife Refuge.
For more info on trips into Kofa Wildlife Refuge see this site"
Tumco is an abandoned gold mining town and is also one of the earliest gold
mining areas in California. It has a history spanning some 300 years,
with several periods of boom and bust. Originally named Hedges, the
town was completely abandoned in 1905, victim to speculative
over-expansion and increasing debt. Renamed Tumco in 1910 -- after The
United Mines Company -- another attempt to go after the gold proved just
as costly. By 1911, the diminishing prospects of the mines forced the
miners and their families to return to Yuma, signalling the end of
Hedges/Tumco as a community.
Yuma Crossing is a site in Arizona and California that is significant for
its association with transportation and communication across the
Colorado River. It connected New Spain and Las Californias in the
Spanish Colonial period in and also during the Western expansion of the
United States. Features of the Arizona side include the Yuma
Quartermaster Depot and Yuma Territorial Prison. Features on the
California Side include Fort Yuma, which protected the area from 1850 to
Yuma Proving Grounds Heritage Center
For over 70 years, this portion of Arizona?s Sonora Desert has hosted a
variety of military activities with the aim being to train and equip
America?s forces to ensure they are the best in the world.This has
resulted in U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground developing into one of the
best multi-purpose test range facilities in the Department of Defense.
The Heritage Center is proud to present a visual interpretation of the
people, places, events, and objects that have comprised this intriguing
Yuma Territorial Prison|
On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at
Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Thus
began the legend of the Yuma Territorial Prison. A total of 3,069
prisoners, including 29 women, lived within the walls during the
prison's 33 years of operation.
You don't have to wait until 3:10; the park is open from 9-5 daily (see
hours here) so stop in and take a walk through a big piece of Old West
Places to stay near Castle Dome Museum
BLM Long Term Area
The Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) was created in 1983 to
fulfill the needs of winter visitors and to protect the local desert
ecosystem from over-use. The campground is approximately 3,500 acres in
size, flat landscape, sparsely vegetated with plants such as Creosote
bushes, Palo Verde trees, Ironwood trees, Mesquite trees and various
species of cacti.
Located near the Imperial Dam, Hidden Shores RV park in Yuma, Arizona, is the
ideal vacation home resort community for winter snowbird visitors and
summer-time family fun on the Colorado River and surrounding desert.
Choose from 625 Premium full hook-up and vacation home sites including
view and beach-front lots, with daily, weekly or monthly RV site
rentals. We have boat dock rentals and offer RV and boat storage, too.
Our 20,000 sq-ft clubhouse is filled with activities and features an
event ballroom, game rooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool with
jacuzzi. There's an on-site convenience store for all your camping
needs. We've got colorado river vacation homes for sale.
Kofa wilderness area
Major Frederick R. Burnham, a frontiersman turned conservationist, observed
that populations of bighorn sheep were sharply declining and appealed to
the Boy Scouts to take up the cause. For two years, more than 10,000
boy Scouts and their leaders campaigned to protect bighorn sheep through
a "save the bighorns" poster contest, talks, and dramatizations on the
radio and at school assemblies. As a result of the campaign, land was
set aside for the establishment of Kofa Game Range (as the refuge was
originally known) and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
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Yuma Army Travel Camp
One of the most popular camps in the military system, Yuma Proving Ground?s
Desert Breeze offers 102 campsites equipped with water, sewer,
electricity (20/30/50 amp), cable television and Wi-Fi. In addition, we
have two partial hook-up sites with water and electricity only. There
are showers, restrooms, and coin-operated laundry facilities on site.
The campground also includes a multi-function community recreation
center and a covered outdoor activities pavilion. To keep you fit and
active, we offer dance and exercise classes.
There are a variety of things to do on post, including tennis, bowling
and regular Zumba? classes. Moreover, we offer regularly scheduled
excursions to regional attractions, such as the Viejas Outlet Mall,
Seaport Village and U.S.S. Midway, as well as deep-sea fishing off the
coast of San Diego.
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