Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
201 North 4th Avenue
The Quartermaster Depot was authorized by Congress in 1865 and served the entire southwest as a material transfer and distribution point for troops stationed at the outposts of the Arizona Territory. The Park features the original Depot, an early adobe house, stagecoaches, mule wagons, a steam train, an historic adobe corral and a Visitor Center.
195 South 4th Avenue
Yuma Landing Bar & Grill (Historical)
The first plane to land on Arizona soil dropped out of the sky into a ball park between 1st and 3rd Streets on 4th Avenue, October 25, 1911. Robert G. “Bob” Fowler was flying a Wright model B, 30-hp two-prop-biplane. He landed in Yuma during a history making flight that began in Santa Monica, CA and ended by rolling the wheels of his biplane into the Atlantic surf in Miami, FL. There is a monument acknowledging the first flight into Yuma, AZ, at the Yuma Landing Restaurant, as well as a pictorial display on the history of Yuma.
Saint Thomas Mission
Fort Yuma Indian Reservation
Built on the grounds of the original Mission founded by Father Garces in 1780. The Mission is a reminder of the long history of the Quechan Indian Nation and Yuma.
The present Catholic Mission Church built in 1922 still holds services on Saturday at 4:30 pm and on Sunday at 10:30 am Arizona time.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
Giss Pkwy & Prison Hill Rd.
Between 1876 and 1909, this penitentiary housed many of Arizona’s most dangerous and notorious criminals. Famed in literature, movies and television, the remains of the prison are now Arizona’s most visited State Historic Park. The cells, main gate and guard tower have endured as grim reminders of frontier justice. Museum exhibits document the story of the prison. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day except Christmas.
Yuma Area Attractions & Travel Info Links
- Yuma Convention Center & Visitor Bureau
- Yuma City Guide
- Yuma River Tours: Tours of the Colorado River
- Yuma Balloon Rides
- Yuma River Tubing
- Yuma Community Theater