Yuma Things to Do

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  • 1. Yuma Territorial Prison Visitor's Center

    Long closed as a functional centre of incarceration, this is Yuma Territorial Prison (1875) , not a state prison - Arizona territory did not become a state until 1912, the last of the contiguous 48...

  • 2. Checkout the jailhouse!!!

    Yuma Territorial Prison State Park - Between 1876 and 1909, this penitentiary housed many of Arizona's most dangerous and notorious criminals. Famed in movies,...

  • 3. Yuma Crossing: Reservoir

    After the post was established, and as it continued to grow, the availability of water grew increasingly important. To solve this problem and esnure there was...

  • 4. Yuma Crossing: Train

    Once the tracks were laid to Yuma, the train became more and more important to both the distribution of supplies to and from Yuma and for people to come and go....

  • 5. Yuma Crossing: Storehouse Displays

    Here are some of the displays inside the storehouse: An old delivery truck (trucks eventually replaced the wagons for deliveries); some wagons; a steamship...

  • 6. Yuma Crossing: Reclamation Service

    The US Reclamation Service was instrumental in preserving the unique terrain, plants and animals in the area and reclaiming the land for use. This is a...

  • 7. Yuma Crossing: Granary

    The granary building is also original. It was later used by the US Weather Service and the US Reclamation Office. Sometimes the park has volunteers in the...

  • 8. Yuma Crossing: Commander's Quarters

    Yuma Crossing was a very important base for the expansion into the west so the Commander's Quarters were pretty nice for the time. They even had a separate...

  • 9. Yuma Crossing: Transportation

    Yuma Crossing started in the late 1800s as the Yuma Quartermaster Depot. It stored at least six months worth of supplies for military posts throughout Arizona,...

  • 10. Yuma Crossing: Visitor's Center

    Your first stop at the park will be the visitor's center. Here you will pay the entrance fee, and collect brochures or other information to help you enjoy your...

  • 11. Visit the Sanguinetti House Museum

    One of the reasons I went to Yuma on the last trip was to see the Sanguinetti House Museum. Unfortunately, it was closed. The Sanguinetti House Museum is in an...

  • 12. Go to the Yuma Visitor's Center

    The Yuma Visitor's Center can provide you with brochures and information about Yuma, the area near the town and the rest of Arizona. The people here are very...

  • 13. River Tubing

    I've always loved floating the river and we found a new place that rents tubes in Yuma. Yuma Tubing at West Wetlands Park had super deluxe tubes and even a tube...

  • 14. Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

    The second state historic park in Yuma is Yuma Crossing, which is also known as Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Yuma Crossing was established in the 1870s and...

  • 15. Church on former Mission site

    On the site of the Mission La Purísima Concepción you can visit a beautiful church. I did not get in, but I think the style of the church is really beautiful....

  • 16. Ocean-To-Ocean Bridge

    Just beside the Yuma Prison State Historic Park you will find the Ocean-To-Ocean Bridge. This bridge was an important step to get a better connection between...

  • 17. The Prison - Stories about inmates

    During my visit to Yumas Prison Museum I found the many stories and CVs of the inmates very interesting. You start to get an idea what kind of personalitythe...

  • 18. Cells at Yuma Territorial Prison HSP

    Here you see the entrance to the cell area and some of the cells from the prison. These were all built by the prisoners that would later occupy them. The...

  • 19. Guard Tower at YTP State Park

    One of the first thimgs you will notice as you approach the Yuma Territorial Prison Historic State Park is the guardtower. The guardtower was built on top of...

  • 20. Yuma MCAS

    Not open to the public except for special occasions, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, is the hub of the area. Most of the local economy is dependent on this base,...

  • 21. Old Territorial Prison

    The Territorial Prison is on the north side of Yuma, just east of Fourth Avenue. There are easy to read signs everywhere in the city directing you to the...

  • 22. Imperial Dunes

    The Imperial Dunes are in California, just a few minutes west of Yuma on I-8.There are areas one can drive their dune buggy or other all-terrain vehicle. There...

  • 23. From the Atlantic to the Pacific

    The completion of Yuma's Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge in 1915 was a big deal to Yuma and its people for this is the final link in U.S. coast-to-coast highway...

  • 24. The shortest path is around Baja California

    Even as quartermaster depot, transporting the military supply in and out of Yuma Crossing was never an easy task. Freighting from California needs to cross the...

  • 25. La Purisima Concepcion

    The statue in the photo is the original site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion (1780 - 1781). It's established by father Francisco Garces whom the city of San...

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