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- Impressing to see how the prison was and was managed during it’s existence. Wonderful stories of prisoners and very nice to see this historical siteWritten May 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was truly a fun and unique experience. The drive there was on a long and lonely dirt road but fun. A few times you'll wonder if you're lost but have no fears. You'll make it there. We spent some time wandering around the old town before we hopped on "bus" and went to the mine. From there we jumped on a bright yellow "cart" and headed straight down into the mine. Allen was great and very informative and we enjoyed hanging around after the tour with him and some other guests just talking. The price for the town and mine is $75/person and worth every penny. Plan on spending a few hours here between the drive in and out as well as the tour. Bring a ton of water!!!!!Written May 28, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- As of the end of March 2022, the Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center is open again to visitors on certain days of the week!
I visited on a Thursday in late March, and was told that the Heritage Center was open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. A sign at the Heritage Center seemed to say that it was open on Fridays as well. The best thing to do is probably call ahead of a planned visit.
In any event, the rating is for the whole experience, which seems to feature two main parts -- (i) the armored vehicles and artillery displayed outside the "Visitor Control Center", and (ii) the exhibits in the "Heritage Center" further inside the Proving Ground complex. Both are educational and informative, but in different ways.
The Visitor Control Center exhibits captivate and inform. Most of TripAdvisor's photos seem to feature the tanks and artillery from this area, which seems accessible to the public on most days (best to call to confirm).
Visitors need to go to the Control Center first to get clearance to enter the base at gate leading to the Heritage Center.
By way of comparison, the separate Heritage Center does not seem to feature military hardware (with one large notable exception), and will likely be most interesting to adults with a deep connection to or research interest in the Yuma Proving Ground. Visitors to the Heritage Center should not expect a standard museum, but rather a collection of exhibits about Yuma Proving Ground's history and about other topics relating to 20th and 21st century history. These history topics span several decades and cover diverse topics around the globe.Written April 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- ...a nice little diversion. I'm like a day and half more than I should be in Yuma, getting some good walks in, and waiting to meet-up with Dan & Mary tomorrow. The hotel is near the downtown area that I've walked through at least 3 times. I stopped here once. Nice little museum (maybe gallery) with some interesting pieces. No real exhibit so to speak. I guess I was struck the most by the ceramic cactus - it's fun. Oh yea, the young woman at the counter was real friendly and helpful with advice on the area. What else... As you can see, I wasn't really affected by this place that much.Written March 6, 2022
- This is an interesting look at one of the families that helped Yuma grow. The house itself is relatively small, so don't expect a Downton Abbey experience... You're really looking at about 6-7 rooms, one of which is a chocolate shop. They're all jam-packed with information and artifacts about the town and the Sanguinetti family.
The docents are excellent and very friendly. You can do a guided tour, but we just poked around with a self-guided tour and it took about an hour to wander through.
The gardens are peaceful, but when we were there, weren't really much to look at. It was kind of like a backyard area where they probably hold events. I'm sure it's more enjoyable when things are in bloom.
Overall, it's a nice way to learn about Yuma and the Sanguinettis. You can certainly make it part of a one-day tour of old town Yuma.Written December 31, 2019
- As others have noted, this is a small room off the hotel lobby near the gift shop. What little they have is worth seeing, but there is little explanation of most of it. I was most intrigued by some of the pictures. Some individuals were striking in appearance. I wish there had been more information about everything. It was free.Written January 26, 2017
- very nice, learned lots about the area. lovely photographics, all over review, would recommend if you are in the areaWritten February 26, 2018
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