Plan Your Visit
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area manages two state historic parks located along the banks of the Colorado River--Yuma Territorial Prison and Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Begin your visit at the two state parks then visit Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza, located at the north end of Madison Avenue by the Colorado River.The open, free-admission plaza features a 1907 Baldwin Locomotive, commemorating the entrance of the first train into the Arizona Territory in 1877. The plaza has 16 panels interpreting many of the historic river crossings and historic sites associated with the heritage area.Below the plaza is Gateway Park, a beautiful riverfront park which connects via a multi-use trail system to West Wetlands Park and the 350 acres of restored wetlands at the Yuma East Wetlands.
Other sites not to miss are the Arizona Historical Society's Sanguinetti House Museum at 240 South Madison Avenue and, just to the south, the Yuma Municipal Complex where the "City of Yuma Endurance Flight Plane" adorns its lobby.