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Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

201 N. 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
928-329-0471
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Specialty Museums
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Once a major military supply point, this site contains the quartermaster depot and officers' quarters as well as restored historic buildings... more » Owner description: Once a major military supply point, this site contains the quartermaster depot and officers' quarters as well as restored historic buildings commemorating five centuries of transportation across the Colorado River. « less
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Indio, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The now named "Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park" gave some fascinating history about the Yuma area. I especially enjoyed the exhibit that explained how the All American Canal was built including seeing the diving suit used since I live close a tributary of this canal. The story of the plank road to traverse the Algodones Dunes shows the lengths... More

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A good place to see some local history. Not as exciting as big city museums, but has items not seen anywhere else. Has nice grounds to walk around and see the buildings. Coming here is seeing the past and how difficult life was at the time. Has lots of buildings with displays which was good. I liked the old wagons... More

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Nampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Staff and very knowledgable. Neat displays and grounds to walk around. Sent us to The Yuma Territory Prison for free for filling out a review sheet. Very well kept up.

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Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We arrived late in the day and it was hot. The grounds were well landscaped, the buildings well maintained and the artifacts well arranged. I particularly liked the house (refurnished to the 1870's) and the cargo warehouse (holding numerous vehicles from a 100 year span). The park and displays emphasized the importance of Yuma as a river crossing and supply... More

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Bakersfield, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is a large expanse of grassy area and trails next to the river. History displays are OK. Details on the irrigation system are very interesting (but I love construction). We bought items at the farmer's market which is held on the quad on the weekend.

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Fun place to vist. Good displays and lots of history. Not a place to go during the heat of Summer, but should be good the rest of the year.

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Peoria, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Now called, the Quartermaster's Park, this facility took us back to the late 1800s and provided and excellent experience. You toured the quartermaster's house, the warehouse and other facilities on a well kept landscape. The Yuma visitor's bureau is also located on the grounds.

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Morden Mb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I am generally not interested in history. However when a park is laid out in a casual no pressure walk and look around at your leisure kinda way, it can be fun. interesting to see what was going on in this little corner of desert so long ago. Of particular interest to me was the diving suit they used to... More

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Deming, New Mexico
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29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Convention and Visitor's center is located here and there is a little cafe with great pie and ice cream. Other than that it's got some interesting things to see, but they could have and should do a lot more with this area.

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Heartland Illinois
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43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

They had a farmer's market on Sunday, plus a Civil War reenactment. The South had four cannons and soldiers, the North had three cannons, a gatling gun and soldiers. They were very proficient. We had excelent Indian fry bread at the farmer's market. We really enjoyed the other exhibits. It was a great stop on our visit.

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