Yuma Apartments for Rent
Inside Yuma Territorial Prison
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Railroad Crossing Over Colorado River
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Sand Dunes Near Yuma
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Old Hotel in Downtown Yuma
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St. Thomas Mission
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Church in Castle Dome, a ghost town located in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
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A small, desert city on the southwestern-most corner of Arizona along the Mexico border, Yuma has a unique style that blends Southwestern culture, Native American heritage, Mexican influence, and desert-inspired style. Yuma doubles in population during the winter months, when retirees flock to the sun-baked city. Yuma is the county seat of Yuma County, one of Arizona’s original counties.
Yuma is just south of the Colorado River and several natural areas: Mittry Lake Wildlife Area, Little Picacho Wilderness Area, Picacho State Recreation Area, Picacho Peak Wilderness Area, and Imperial National Wildlife Refuge. These areas provide ample outdoor adventure, including tubing, kayaking, boating, hiking, and camping. Painted Rock and Antelope Hill are two parks that feature petroglyphs – ancient pictures carved into rocks. Rock hounds will appreciate Yuma abundance of rocks, minerals, and gems.
The Imperial Sand Dunes National Recreation Area has long attracted movie-makers and thrill seekers. Star Wars is just one of the many movies filmed here since 1913 – others include Scorpion King and Jarhead. Off-roaders seek the dunes for an entirely different reason – fun in the sand. Off-roading attracts over a million visitors a year.
It isn’t all outdoor fun when you rent an apartment in Yuma, however; there are casinos, shops, restaurants, theaters, and museums to keep you busy, as well. Historic downtown Yuma features art galleries, the historic Yuma Theatre, locally-owned businesses, coffee houses, bistros, and the Old Town Wine Cellar.