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Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

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Address: 201 N. 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone Number: +1 928-329-0471
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Once a major military supply point, this site contains the quartermaster...

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.

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Interesting place for local history

Very helpful staff. Pie shop only sells sweet pies , we have a savoury tooth! The part that shows how people travelled over the desert in the early years was fascinating. Would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this site after the Territorial Prison site. Combined they provide a historical overview of the settlement and development of the area. The quartermasters buildings contain some artifacts however the grounds and buildings tell a limited tale of the influence of the natural history and the First Nations people who inhabited this area. The information center contains loads of... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You learn about the history of the depot and how it supported the othe military posts in Arizona and even the other adjacent states. It also explains how the Colorado river was tamed. A few buidings can be seen with fully furnished rooms of the quartermaster and other military people. One hour is sufficient.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were in the Yuma area, we visited all the local attractions and this was one of them. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it. If you are in the Yuma area, it is a good place to visit.

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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful staff. Pie shop only sells sweet pies , we have a savoury tooth! The part that shows how people travelled over the desert in the early years was fascinating. Would recommend this.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is almost a natural history museum as opposed to being a fort. It has a great audio video presentation featuring how the river was "tamed" into creating a a resource for early settlers and the grounds are laid out nicely. Many cultural icons are on disp,lay

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place such helpful staff and lots to wander around and see. It was extremely hot when we were ther 104 degrees I would like to come back at a cooler time of year although we did manage to see most of it. A must see if you are in Yuma

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Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, responded to this review

We hope to see you back now that the triple digit temps are behind us - at least for the next 6 months or so! Thank you for you comments. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I enjoyed the whole park. The Yuma siphon exibit built in the early 1900`s, to the old adobe buildings. I found the quartermasters house the most interesting. With the old clothing, pictures,and household items used back in the day. Very nice people there to help you with any questions you may have about your visit to Yuma.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were both fascinated with the history on display at this site. A lot of information about the Yuma project about getting water from the Colorado river!

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Manteca, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I enjoyed the exhibits, especially the quartermaster's home which was furnished & decorated true to the time period. I think more signs are needed for the exhibits throughout the rest of the depot. Staff in visitors center was very helpful with directions to local parks. Lots of brochures for other stuff to do in Yuma.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We visited this place in the morning to avoid the heat. The park consists of a self-guided walking tour of the Quartermaster Depot adjoining the Colorado River. The Depot provided food, goods, supplies, and services to the military stationed in the Southwest. Goods were brought in by paddleboat and stored at the Depot. The self-guided tour takes you to the... More 

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