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Parker Things to Do

  • Parker Historic District

    Parker has a decent little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. I especially liked the church.

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  • CRIT Museum

    One thing that makes the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum interesting is that it represents the FOUR different tribes that lived in the area; the: Navajo; Hopi; Mohave; and Chemehauvi. The museum has the world's largest collection of Chemehauvi Baskets and a number of well-presented displays about the history and traditions of the tribes. There...

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  • Main Street Park

    Next to the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is Main Street Park, a small park partly dedicated to the coming of the railroad.

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  • La Paz County Historical Museum

    The La Paz County Historical Museum is housed in a building temporarily donated by a local family, and has several displays depicting the history of the area including the World War 2 Japanese internment camp located nearby in Poston and the history of Indians in the area, early mining and ranching, and the settlement of the town. Like many small...

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  • Visitors Center

    The Parker Chamber of Commerce is also the Visitors Center. This is a great place to pick up literature on attractions and activities in the town and the surrounding area. The lady working there when I visited was helpful and friendly.

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  • Visit The Colorado River Indian Tribes...

    The goverment complex for the Colorado River Indian Tribes is located just a few miles off Arizona Highway 95 near Parker. They have government offices and a nice library there. They often have displays about the history of the tribes and hold special events there. The address is for the CRIT Tourism Bureau.

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    by Basaic Updated Nov 15, 2012

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    The Crossroads Cafe is a small family run restaurant just off Arizona Highway 95 in Parker. The decor is kind of homely and comfortable. I had a hard time deciding what to order because they had a number of items that sounded good. I finally ordered Catfish. They started me off with an excellent bowl of Clam Chowder with some great bread to soak up the remains. The catfish, mashed potatoes and green beans were all very good; an excellent meal. Staff was friendly too. The Crossroads Cafe gets crowded quickly so come early. They also have a nice mural on the outside wall. I love how the photos came out.

    I visited here again in October 2012 and it was at least as good as before. Seeme like THE place to eat in Parker.

    Favorite Dish: The Homestyle Catfish was great.

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Parker Nightlife

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    by jenn_d Written May 18, 2007

    The Roadrunner is packed day and night. The drink of choice is the Road Raper which features Everclear cleverly disguised in a fruity concoction.

    Dress Code: Flip Flops and bathing suits

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Parker Warnings and Dangers

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    by Basaic Written Jan 30, 2009

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    Almost anywhere you look, the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum is listed as being colocated with the CRIT Library, which is located in the government complex. This is not correct. The museum has moved to a location in downtown Parker. The lady in the library gave me directions but they were not too good. I never found it. I am making this tip so you don't drive to the government complex looking for the museum. I will make another tip when I find and tour the museum.

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Parker Off The Beaten Path

  • Bill Williams NWR Scenic Viewpoint

    There are two scenic viewpoints for the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge along Arizona Highway 95. This is the one on the west side of the road. The view is great and is worth stopping to check it out.

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  • Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    The Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge has majestic rock cliffs and the Bill Williams River running through the Sonoran Desert. Its cattail-filled marsh harbors a wide variety of birds including several endangered species. It also has the only stand of cottonwood-willow forest still standing on the Lower Colorado River. The refuge offers a...

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Parker Sports & Outdoors

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    Boating and Fishing

    by Basaic Written Jan 30, 2009

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    Boating and fishing is very popular at the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge near Parker.

    Equipment: Boat, fishing equipment, binoculars to watch the birds, beer??

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Parker Favorites

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    by Basaic Written Nov 16, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Parker is a town of about 3000 located along Arizona Highway 95 in Western Arizona by the California border. The town is also along the Colorado River. Parker was named after Ely Parker, and was established in 1908. Parker is the county seat of La Paz County, Arizona's youngest county, only started in 1983. The architecture for the county buildings, including the La Paz County Courthouse, had a distinct Southwestern flavor. Interesting sign on the Parker Fire Department.

    Fondest memory: The food at the Crossroads Cafe and the outlying areas.

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