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Yuma is located in Yuma County and it is the county seat. It lies west of Tucson along U.S. Highway 95, on the banks of the Colorado River near the California state line. The city also is situated just north of the United States/Mexico border.

Early missions were founded in the area by Fathers Eusebio Kino and F. T. H. Garcs. Settlement did not go forward until Fort Yuma was erected in 1850 to protect California-bound travelers. After 1858, the river port and gold-mining boom town was called Colorado City, then Arizona City before being renamed for the Yuma people in 1873.

Today, Yuma is a significant trading hub of a huge farm area irrigated by the Yuma Project. The Yuma Proving Grounds and a U.S. Marine Corps air station contribute to the city's coffers. Area attractions include Fort Yuma, the 1863 Yuma Quartermaster Depot, 16th Century St. Thomas Mission, California sand dunes and three Colorado River dams.

Yuma is part of the Yuma, Arizona metro area.

Yuma County Fair |
Art Cocopah Museum | Peanut Patch | Yuma River Tours | Yuma Valley Railway |
Arizona Counties Yuma County |
Arizona State Parks Yuma Territorial Prison State Park |
Education Arizona Western College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Cove Restaurant | Hunter Steakhouse | Martinez Lake Restaurant and Cantina | The Spaghetti Place at Shilo Inn |
Gambling Cocopah Casino & Bingo | Paradise Casino |
Golf Desert Hills Municipal Golf Course |
History Century House Museum | Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Hotel Lee | Sun Vista RV Resort |
RV campgrounds and dealers Adair Park | Araby Acres Travel Trailer Park | Arizona West RV Park | Bonita Mesa RV Resort | Hidden Shores RV Village | Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area | Sun Vista RV Resort | Westwind RV & Golf Resort | Windhaven RV Park | Yuma Lakes RV Resorts |
Sports and Sporting Events Rockhounding | Yuma Speedway Park |
Transportation First Air Travel/Yuma Landing | Yuma Mcas/yuma Intl Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Gila Veterinary Clinic | Kofa National Wildlife Refuge | Saihati Camel Farm | Zeller Zoo |

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