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Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

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Address: 201 N. 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
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+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 17 November 2016
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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Brandon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area is a park-like setting. There are two films to watch at your leisure on the history and wetlands. The Quartermaster's house is lovely. And it is very interesting to see where Yuma diverted some of the Colorado.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting look at the development around the Colorado River Basin. Interesting buildings, museum and early vehicles. We were there on the wrong day for the pie shop but I understand it''s great as well! Very informative guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times. A lovely, although tiny museum inside. I think it's on Friday, there is an outdoor market filled with locals selling mostly veggies and home made jams, etc. They often have special events there so check it out on line for details. Worth an hour to wander around on a warm day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although Yuma is a bit of a dirt hole, kind of run down and pretty poverty stricken, if you're traveling to or through Yuma, this is a good stop in conjunction with several other historical sites that will tell the story of the development of Yuma. The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park offers a brief history of the depot... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

There are a few buildings and some items in the museum, but there's not much there. Still, it's worth seeing as it did play a big part in the history of Yuma.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 27 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 12 November 2016

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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