When it comes to fun in the Arizona desert, all roads lead to Yuma. Nestled up against the Colorado River, this vibrant multicultural city celebrates its rich heritage, wide-open spaces and unspoiled desert beauty with an exhilarating range of attractions and activities.
Whether you’re six or sixty, an outdoor lover or more of an urban adventurer, Yuma, like the beautiful desert dunes that surround it, offers an infinite landscape of possibilities.
Yuma Palm Shopping Center
Yuma Palm Shopping Center offers some of the state’s best shopping, and includes everything from premium boutiques to nationwide chains. Enjoy great dining and entertainment options here as well.
Founded in 1933, Harkins Theatres is family-owned and –operated, and has expanded to 30 locations in five states. It’s now the fifth-largest theatre circuit in North America.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
From 1876 until its closing in 1909, Yuma Territorial Prison was home to more than
3,000 prisoners; many elements of the prison have been preserved, including the main gate and the guard tower, as well as the prison cells themselves.Now a historic park, this landmark offers a fascinating insight into the Old West.
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Center
Explore the history and cultural heritage of Yuma with a visit to Heritage Center landmarks includingFort Yuma, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, and more. In addition to celebrating Yuma’s history, the Heritage Center seeks to enhance the region’s future by means of several urban and environmental revitalization projects.
West Wetlands Park
West Wetlands Park is situated in the city’s northwest corner, adjacent to the Colorado River and within the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. It’s a popular local spot for biking, picnics, and skating.
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is home to the Yuma Air Show. This renowned event features classic aircraft, live air performances, and more.
Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
The U.S. Army used the Quartermaster Depot to store and distribute supplies to military posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. Now a historic park, the site stretches for 10 acres and is home to five historic buildings, all of which are among the oldest in the state. Explore the park’s many exhibits, and learn about the resourceful ways in which engineers were able to provide the valley with water.
Yuma River Tubing
For a truly unique perspective of the Colorado River, head to Yuma River Tubing and rent a float tube or a kayak. During the warmer months, a daily shuttle service operates within West Wetlands Park.
Mesa Del Sol Golf Club
The Arnold Palmer-designedMesa del Sol Golf Clubfeatures 18 holes of championship golf in a beautifully landscaped and scenic environment.
Waylon’s Water World/Z Fun Factory
Waylon’s promises watery fun for the whole family. It includesa lazy river ride, 15 tubes, and a range of fun slides for kids of all ages. Afterwards, head to Z Fun Factory next door, and check out bumper boats, go-karts, and miniature golf courses.
Treat yourself to some of the finest peanuts and peanut products in the West. Tour our facility to see how the peanuts are cleaned, shelled, and packaged.
Martha’s Garden Date Farm
Dates might be the main attraction at this farm, but they aren’t the only product on offer. In addition to dates, Martha’s sells a variety of dried fruits and nuts, as well as delicious sandwiches and even date shakes!
Wild World Zoo and Camel Farm
Treat the family to a day of fun visitingbuffalos, camels, and a host of other exotic animals. Kids especially love the petting zoo.
Imperial Sand Dunes National Recreation Area
Accessible from the Recreation Area, the Imperial sand dunes stretch for over 40 miles, and among the largest in the nation. They have served as the location for several movies over the last century.
Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center
The grounds on which this Heritage Center sits were established during World War II; they served as a training facility for the U.S. Army and are still in use today.
Lake Martinez is famed for its diverse wildlife and is the ideal location for a quiet weekend trip. Enjoy fantastic fishing, bird watching, and boating.
Boasting a capacity of 4,000, thefast-track Cocopah Speedway is home to year-round events, including Sprint Car racing.
Museum of History in Granite and Center of the World Pyramid
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Castle Dome Mine Museum
An intriguing glimpse into Arizona’s mining history awaits you at this museum, which is built on the site of a deserted town. Many of the buildings in Castle Dome have been restored and are furnished with original items including mining equipment.
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