Things To Do
There is an abundance of activities to keep you occupied in Yuma County. A great place to start would be the rich history of the desert southwest.
Visit Yuma is located at 264 S. Main St. in historic downtown Yuma. Below details some things we feel are important about our wonderful community.
There is a large variety of theatrical performances, concerts, art shows, painting classes and clubs for artists throughout Yuma County.
To see the Activities Guide for the City of Yuma is available for viewing and download at: www.yumaaz.gov/visitors/parks-recreation
Here you will find links to the Civic Center, Yuma Art Center, Historic Yuma Theatre, as well as an events calendar.
Click here for a self-guided tour of the murals in Yuma
Mural by Adry del Rocio on the Del Sol Market building at 4th Avenue and 3rd Street in Yuma, Arizona.
San Luis is known for its rich culture and diversity, commerce, and prime location resting near the Mexican border.
Click here to go to their website where you will find information on the City of San Luis and the amenities it offers as well as information about the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, a facility that offers a variety of classes in Art, Music and Dance.
Showcasing and supporting local artists is Chicano Art Collective, who calls San Luis, Arizona home. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
The City of Somerton boasts many activities that focus on their unique history, heritage, and culture. Among these is the Somerton Tamale Festival, historically held in December. Upwards of 30,000 people flock to Somerton to enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and cultural performances. Click here for more information.
Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center feature exhibits on history and culture, meeting spaces, and a gift shop. The Museum, which resides on the West Cocopah Reservation, is surrounded by a 1.5-acre park spotted with luxurious Sonoran trees and plants with a replica of a traditional Cocopah dwelling and Ramada.
Town of Wellton and other areas of Yuma County
There are many opportunities to experience the culture and heritage of our great corner of the Southwest. The Town of Wellton has a rich western history stemming from their roots as a water stop for the railroad (hence Well Town – Wellton) and the Butterfield Stage Coach.
For an authentic glimpse into everyday life in an old Arizona mining town, visit the Castle Dome Museum.
Outdoors & Recreation
Gateway Park, part of the riverfront development along the Colorado River.
Off roading, hiking, fishing, hunting, you name it, Yuma's got it. Or make it as simple as going to the neighborhood park for a picnic or a pickup game of basketball.
>> Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Primitive camping and day recreation areas, wilderness and wildlife, water recreation areas, Imperial Sand Dunes, OHV and ATV areas
>> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
>> Arizona Game & Fish Department Hunting, fishing, boating, shooting (information as well as licensing)
>> Arizona State Parks & Trails OHV information, Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
>> City of Yuma Parks & Recreation Listing of parks, swimming pools, and other indoor and outdoor recreation and sports opportunities
>> City of San Luis Parks & Recreation San Luis Youth Center, listing of parks and ramadas, municipal pool, as well as classes and activities available
>> City of Somerton Parks & Recreation Listing of community center facilities and parks, pools, and the Joe Munoz Park Water Feature
>> Town of Wellton ND & Katie Kline Pool, golf courses
Traveling To Mexico
There are three ports of entry near Yuma, the closest being Los Algodones.
Andrade (Los Algodones)
Calexico West (Mexicali)
San Luis (San Luis Rio Colorado)
Need more info? Visit https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens
Caballeros de Yuma
The Caballeros de Yuma were formed in 1962 by a group of 20 businessmen for the purpose of greeting groups and VIPs who visited Yuma (AZ) County. A second purpose was to sponsor special events, which publicized and attracted visitors to the City and County of Yuma. From those humble beginnings, the Caballeros have grown to almost a hundred strong – all local businessmen who work voluntarily without pay. and Our events also have grown in number, size and stature, making them among the most popular activities in the Southwest.
Proceeds from the events directly benefit community organizations, many of which volunteer their time and energy to assisting the Caballeros in producing top quality events.
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