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Historic Site in Yuma

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Hunkered on a bluff overlooking the Colorado River, this infamous prison is Yuma's star attraction. Between 1876 and 1909, 3069 convicts were incarcerated here for crimes ranging from murder to 'seduction under the …
American in Yuma

Lutes Casino

You won't find any roulette or slots at this charismatic 1920s-era hangout, just a warehouse-sized gathering spot. What's here? Attic-like treasures hanging from the ceiling, movie memorabilia, maybe a dude playing …
Historic Site in Yuma

Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Park

Decades before the town jail was built, Yuma became a crucial junction in the military supply lines through the West. Its role in getting gear and victuals to the troops is commemorated at the low-key quartermaster …
Church in Yuma

Pause-Rest-Worship Church

Around 14 miles north of Yuma, a tiny white-and-blue chapel sits on a patch of farmland on the west side of Hwy 95. A local farmer built the original in 1995 as a memorial to his deceased wife. A freak storm destroy…
Ghost Town in Yuma

Castle Dome Museum

Less celebrated than other mining ghost towns on Arizona's Wild West circuit, this ghost town/outdoor museum nonetheless delivers, with more than 50 remaining buildings testifying to a 19th-century heyday, when it w…
Fusion in Yuma

River City Grill

Chic, funky and gourmet, with a shaded outdoor patio in back, the River City Grill does a good take on bouillabaisse, and scores points with vegetarians for delicious mains such as chanterelle risotto. Come here for…
Arts Center in Yuma

Yuma Art Center

Incorporating four galleries, a restored vaudeville theater dating to 1902, plus studios, an artists' cooperative and gift shop, this complex in old-town Yuma is western Arizona's artistic ground zero. Check the web…
Italian in Yuma

Da Boyz Italian Cuisine

This popular downtown Italian eatery with big burgundy booths works well for a variety of travelers: solos, couples and girlfriends on getaways. It's also good family value. Look for filling gourmet pizzas and platt…