Yuma Tourist Attractions
The town of Yuma (pop. 54,923) lies in the extreme southwest of Arizona, in a region of great heat which has been made fertile by irrigation. It preserves a number of buildings, including an adobe-built prison and the U.S. Army Quartermaster Depot, which recall its troubled history.
Yuma Quartermaster State Historic Park
Yuma Quartermaster State Historic Park and Territorial Prison, was used by the military to house food, ammunition and clothing for various posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. The park houses various modes of transportation and features restored or replicated buildings.
Address: 204 North Fourth Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Always closed on: Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $4.00, Child 13 & under $2.00, Child 6 & under FREE
Yuma Quartermaster Depot
The Yuma Quartermaster Depot was once a military supply facility, but now operates as a historical museum. The depot housed a six-month supply of of clothing, food, and ammunition to distribute to other military posts.
Arizona Historical Society Century House
The Arizona Historical Society Century House was once the home of pioneer merchant, E.F. Sanguinetti. The Sanguinetti House was constructed in the 1870's and purchased in 1890 by Sanguinetti.It is now the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens which exhibit artifacts, photographs and furnishings of Arizona's territorial period. This Italian oasis features bird aviaries that are still maintained today.
Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center
Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center highlights military history from its inception in 1942 to present day. Exhibits include uniforms, military vehicles, equipment and munitions. Visitor to Yuma Proving Ground can drop in on a Post Commander's office from 1954, study photos from WW II to present day or check out the maneuver areas that are mapped out.
Saihati Camel Farm
Saihati Camel Farm has one of the largest camel herds in North America. The animals are sold at auction for work in films after they entertain guests at the farm. This farm is also home to Sand Cats, Fennec Fox, Arabian Wild Cats, Ostrich, Emu, Miniature Donkeys, Four-Horned Sheep, and other unusual animals.
Yuma Valley Railway
The historic Yuma Valley Railway has guided trips along the Colorado River in a 1922 Pulman Coach pulled by a 1941 diesel locomotive. Local historians highlight folklore and historical events as passengers enjoy sights of Old Mexico, farmland and the Colorado River.
301 Main Exhibition Site
Quechan Indian Museum
Yuma Art Center
The Yuma Art Center is housed in a building that was completed in 2004. The historic Yuma Theatre has been restored and serves as a centerpiece for the Art Center.Art classes and educational programs are available for children and adults.
Address: 254 South Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm; Fri: 10am-7pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: American Independance Day (Jul 4), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Veteran's Day - USA (Nov 11), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Easter - Christian