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Camel Farm


The only place in Yuma to see camels, buffalos, and more. Wild World Zoo
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 wonderland.


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.



Los Algodones, Mexico

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 occasions.


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.


Stone Cabin

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

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

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 1885.


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 history.



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 history.

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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.


Hidden Shores

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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