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Roxaboxen Park

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lite2014 wrote a review Oct 2019
Yuma, Arizona15 contributions2 helpful votes
Learn about this holiday and enjoy the unique park located in the iconic neighborhood in Yuma. Enjoy the self guided walking tours of the hoods
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Date of experience: April 2019
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NEofAZ wrote a review Jan 2019
Yuma, Arizona958 contributions170 helpful votes
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based on the writer's history growing up near this "park" this "park" became "real." it has the appropriate sign stating the parks name. once you climb to the "park" itself you'll find a mural of the USA behind a metal screen which has been vandalized by spray paint. also located here are two benches and numerous "rocks" left by readers of the book. if you have read the book then this "park" will be of interest for you and if you go and if you have one, leave a rock from your state. numerous others have and they also left their rock with their name and city/state. for those who haven't read the book reference a child's imagination then stop, don't go for all there is there is a flat, gravel-covered rock field and nothing else.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Kanbaatar wrote a review Apr 2018
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18,243 contributions1,662 helpful votes
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On Trip Advisor, I was surfing Things To Do in Yuma, Arizona, and I happened upon the most interesting name of a park here, Roxaboxen Park. I looked over the reviews and noted everyone suggests you first read a children's book titled Roxaboxen. So my wife and I visited the Main Yuma Library, went to the children's book area, got the book and read it. On a hill on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street, in Yuma, Arizona, there is a place once known as Roxaboxen. The events in the book really happened to the author's mother. With memories of relatives and letters and maps from former inhabitants of Roxaboxen, Alice McLerran recreated a magical world as if she had played there herself. So out and off my wife and I went to Roxaboxen Park here in Yuma, Arizona. It was really a fun visit and special in many ways to relive the ability of children once-upon-a-time long ago to create a world of fantasy.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Meaghan M wrote a review Oct 2017
Tucson, Arizona34 contributions26 helpful votes
My kids love the book so it was really great to stop here. It's HOT and, if you know the book, its level of entertainment is connected to YOU so there isn't "stuff" to entertain you here. A great place to make a connection to the story and stretch our legs as we passed through Yuma.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Carol T wrote a review Sep 2017
Yuma, Arizona129 contributions40 helpful votes
To clarify, this is not an average park but more of an historic site. There is a children's book Roxaboxen which should be read first. Then head to the park to recreate the experiences. It is the actual site that inspired the book. I think it is wonderful that the community has allowed this site to continue as a park. Warning, if by chance you are from out of town and want to stop in the summer, there isn't any shade or seating for that matter and temps can get pretty brutal. Well worth the stop though.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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