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Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

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Address: 180 W 1st St Ste E, Yuma, AZ 85364-1442
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+1 928-373-5190

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Beautiful park along the river

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn which is right next door to this train. The walking / biking trail runs behind the hotel and the train. You can see inside the engine room... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carrollton, Texas
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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn which is right next door to this train. The walking / biking trail runs behind the hotel and the train. You can see inside the engine room. It's a big train. The park itself is beautiful. You can get close to the Colorado River and enjoy some shade. There are terrific displays with... More 

Thank DLemon
Arlington, VA
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606 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late afternoon walk and bike ride along the Colorado river on the Waterfront Park and Trail System starting from the Yuma Crossing area beside our hotel. This appears to be a new park, apparently still under development, but it's in fine shape to enjoy right now. We went west to the Wetlands Park and east to the... More 

Thank X-NYr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I took my camera here - it was a virtual photographer's playground. So many things to see - palm trees, ducks, the train, the bridges, and the park itself. I spent about 90 minutes there with my camera clicking. I missed the prison - it was closed - another day.

Thank jstauf51
Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

There really isn't much here but a nice trail along the Colorado River, there are a couple play areas for children and it looks clean and safe around the area. You can walk for a long time on the trails.

1 Thank Traci S
Wilmette, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very old train, very cool to see - if you are close by or staying at the Hilton. Unless you LOVE trains, I wouldn't drive an hour to see it. Whole visit might take 5-10 minutes.

Thank NorthshoreILFoodie
Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Well .... it is an old steam engine .... there is a platform that you can step up on to see the engineer's seat ... it is located just east of a river walk park along the Colorado River that has walking paths .... not a lot to say about an old steam engine :-)

Thank DesertBoomers
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784 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This site has a significant history and you can learn a lot of interesting tidbits of the early years. Definitely worth your time.

Thank Chiefly1
Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you're interested in Yuma's past then this is the place to visit! Wonderful pace for young and old to learn about Yuma.

Thank revjap3
Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've read a lot of reviews about this park but that's where everything changes. You know you are at the correct park because you just cant miss the huge Southern Pacific Steam locomotive right there at the entrance. Then you notice all the signs all over the park about Yuma history, including the Native Americans, the Colorado River, The Railroad,... More 

Thank ncdodave
Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I've visited with friends & taken various family groups to this location. Actually filmed part of a short movie there.

1 Thank Carson B

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