Discover the Yuma Riverfront... The Desert Oasis!
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= Art Gallery = Restaurant = Pubs, Wineries and Brewery = Nightlife = Parks = Outdoor Activities
The Historic Yuma Theatre, originally built in 1911, was a vaudeville theater before it was converted to a movie house. Now restored, it serves as the centerpiece of the Yuma Art Center (254 S. Main St., 373-5202) and hosts a variety of shows. Don't miss the Art Deco murals in the theater and cast plaster bas-relief in the lobby, which date from a Depression-era renovation. Click here to link to an updated schedule of shows and events.
The Art Center also offers classes for children, youth and adults, and provides space and support for a number of arts organizations. Yuma Fine Arts Association (329-6607), curates the main galleries and operates a gift shop featuring work by local artists. North End Artists Co-op members demonstrate their work 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at the United Building (on sale through the Art Center other days, hours), and the Village Art Gallery (341-0039) is also now showing work by local artists in an adjoining space.
Paved Multi-Use Trail
A paved, lighted trail runs two miles from West Wetlands Park to the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge, with a five-mile extension along the East Main Canal south to 40th Street. Download the Heritage Area "Paths to Restoration" brochure with overview and Download the "Yuma Bikeways" map here. Bike, skate or stroll, it's free and easy!
CANOE & KAYAK DAY TRIPS:
City of Yuma Parks & Recreation, (928) 373-5243
Get a group together and canoe or kayak down the Colorado. Minimum group size Is eight, maximum 40, advance arrangements are required.
CANOE, KAYAK MULTI-DAY CHARTERS:
Yuma River Tours, 783.4400
Martinez Lake Resort, 783.9589
Contact these YVB member businesses to arrange a longer group paddling adventure.
Folks have been strolling to Lutes Casino (782-2192), since the 1920s. Though this Yuma original is called a "casino," there isn't (officially) any gambling at Arizona's oldest pool hall, known for its "eclectic" decor and fun menu. If you're looking for a new, hip dining experience, stop by The Pint House (782-0499) that features 45 brews on tap and an inventive foodie experience for lunch and dinner. They also feature a full-service bar and sidewalk dining. Or if you're hungry for pizza and Italian specialties, try the stylish Da Boyz (783-8383) in the renovated Kress Building.
Night Clubs, Pubs, Wineries and Brewery
On top downtown, the Kress Ultra Lounge (284 S. Main St., 783.8891) has a nightclub, event venue and a rooftop bar. Pick a pint brewed on-site at Prison Hill Brewing Company (278 S. Main St., 782.0499) or cross over to The Pint House (265 S. Main St., 782.0499) for 40+ craft beers on tap. For real German beer, head around the corner to Das Bratwurst Haus (204 S. Madison, 329.4777). Want to catch the game - or all the games? You'll find screens full of sports at Yuma Landing (195 S. 4th Ave., 782-7427).
(Hike, Bike, Horse/Equestrian)
The new three-mile nature trail winding through the East Wetlands can be reached by walking east under the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge. Wetlands nature trail maps are available at the Visitor information Center or download a copy here.
Soak it in - Get in the swim on Gateway Park's sandy beach, canoe or kayak with your group (City Parks & Rec, 373.5243) or enjoy a long, lazy float on a tube or raft with Yuma River Tubing, 750.0247
Tour de Yuma - A paved, lighted trail runs two miles from West Wetlands Park to the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge, with a five-mile extension along the East Main Canal south to 40th Street. Bike, skate or stroll, it's free and easy!
Fiesta forever - Did you know Yuma picnic shelters - ramadas - come with piñata hangers standard? Now you do. Say olé & reserve yours at 373.5243.
Yuma Territorial Prison Museum & Park
The Yuma Territorial Prison only operated for 33 years - but that was long enough to etch a fearsome reputation into the history of the Old West, a legacy that lives on in movies like "3:10 to Yuma."
Giss Parkway and Prison Hill Road
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (Oct. 1 - May 31)
CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS June 1-Sept. 30;
Admission $6 for adults (14 and older), $3 kids ages 7-13, free for kids age 6 and younger
1/2 price for active-duty military, plus spouse & children
Other pricing may apply during special events
Yuma River Tubing
At West Wetlands Park, (928) 750-0247
Floating down the Colorado has never been this easy -- and close to home! Custom kayak and float tube rentals and shuttle service daily in season at West Wetlands Park (1st Street to 12th Avenue, turn north). Rentals include a ride upriver for you and your gear, “flexible” time afloat and a life vest. Reservations required, more info at www.yumarivertubing.com.
Yuma Welcome Center
The Visitor Information Center is located at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
201 N. Fourth Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (extended for special events)
Seven days a week except holidays Oct. 1 - May 31
CLOSED MONDAYS June 1 - Sept. 30
Colorado River Research Library
The Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma is home to a new library dedicated to protecting the history of the Colorado River.