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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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Nice park along the Colorado

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA
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585 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Commerce City, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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.

Thank Traci S
Wilmette, Illinois
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10 reviews
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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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65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 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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753 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place ..very nice personal very attentive...very nice vew.. Love the path along the colorado river. Thank you..

Thank Estrellita B

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