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Heritage


The Yuma area is rich in history and culture.  Sitting at the Southwest corner of Arizona just along the California and Mexico border and two Native American reservations, Cocopah and Quechan, Yuma is influenced by many cultures. 


Arizona Historical Society www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

Learn more about local history at the Sanguinetti House Museum.


Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area | www.yumaheritage.com

Partners with local businesses and ​residents to preserve and protect historical resources, buildings, bridges, neighborhoods, and archaeological sites.  Recently, they have focused on revitalizing Yuma's riverfront.


​Yuma Territorial Prison | www.yumaprison.org

One of Yuma's oldest and most well-known historic locations is the Territorial Prison. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within the walls during the prison’s 33 years of operation. 


Visit Mexicowww.visitmexico.com

Yuma is just a short drive from two Mexican states - Sonora and Baja California.  Visit neighboring cities along the border or drive a bit further and enjoy the beautiful beaches.


Cocopah Indian Tribe Museum | www.cocopah.com/museum

The Cocopah Indian Tribe is one of seven descendant Tribes from the greater Yuman language-speaking people who occupied lands along the Colorado River. Cocopah Tribal ancestors also lived along the Lower Colorado River region near the river delta and the Gulf of California.

Quechan Indian Tribe Museum www.paradise-casinos.com
Once commonly known as the Yuma Indians, the Quechan Tribe has always lived in the Southwest's Colorado River Valley. It now resides in the Fort Yuma Reservation on the lower Colorado River in Arizona. A part of the Quechan's ancestral territory, the land borders California, Baja California and Mexico. It was established in 1884.