A new season of Yuma Territory Live Steamers is starting and the new schedule will include both Saturday and Sunday rides on the 2nd and 4th weekends, October thru May. Located at East Riverside Park, below the Historic Prison.
Yuma Territory Live Steamers offer rides to the public on a 7-1/2-inch-gauge railroad that is large enough for kids and adults to ride. Our goals are to have fun and to educate children and adults about railroading history and safety. Official railroad signals are used when we are running for the proper start, stop, reverse and going thru road crossings. Yuma is one of the major hubs for trains traveling through, some days having as many as 50 trains both coming and going.
Find the mini-railway located off of Giss Parkway on Prison Hill Road at Riverside Park just below Yuma Territorial Prison.
Live Steamers also offer charter runs for birthday parties, picnics and other events, as well as having a Junior Engineer Program for children to learn more about the proper operation of a train.
Like us on Facebook, or visit website at YumaLiveSteamers.org or call 928-782-1988 for more information.
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MCAS Yuma, a vital part of the Yuma community, is actively encouraging public participation in selected on-base activities.
Base access, which must be requested by visitors, is available online here. Requests must be made at least 7 days prior to the date for which access is being requested, and once granted, that access remains valid for 90 days.
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Enjoy a safe, fun, family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration at the Yuma Civic Center. Wear your favorite costume and enter a contest for a chance to win some prizes! There will be games, pinatas, photo booth, music food and giveaways. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.
With dozens of activities including field trips and seminars, the Inaugural Bird, Nature & History Festival will immerse you in all of the natural beauty that Yuma and the surrounding area has to offer. Some activities require pre-registration and a fee. Register here. Call 928-373-5200 for more information.
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For an "only in Yuma" experience, treat your sweetie to a "Date Night" you won't forget — a multi-course gourmet dinner served under the stars in a lush Yuma date grove! If you've only sampled the "fruit of kings" in a date shake, you're in for some delicious surprises: every course of the elegant meal prepared by Chef Alex Trujillo and his hard-working helpers will feature a new twist on this oldest of cultivated fruits, whether savory or sweet. These special dinners are presented in the Imperial Date Gardens by Yuma Visitors Bureau to showcase both Yuma's delightful desert weather and the culinary versatility of one of its more unique crops. Transportation not included. Purchase tickets here. Arizona time.
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Head over to the Yuma Civic Center for the Everything Men's Expo where you will have the opportunity to shop dozens of local vendors. Electronics, automotive, travel, video games, fitness, health, grooming, sports, hunting and more. Giveaways, raffles, and a barber competition. Ladies are welcome too. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.
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Here's a rare chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities (by land area) in the world. Your tour will include a stop at the fascinating Heritage Center museum, plus a look at other areas and activities most civilians don't get to see! This tour requires participants to get on and off the bus multiple times. Tour departs from the Yuma Visitor Information Center. Purchase tickets here.
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“Hey Good Lookin!” let’s go “Honky Tonkin’” with this tribute to songwriting superstar Hank Williams, Sr. You’ll be humming along to songs like “Jambalaya,” “Move it on Over,” “Lovesick Blues” and many more! Combine that with the siren song of a salute to Patsy Cline and you’d be “Crazy” to miss this one in the Historic Yuma Theatre. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.
The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations. For a complete listing of events please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.