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Yuma visitor center sets holiday hours

Closed for Christmas, New Year; early closing on eves

YUMA, ARIZONA -  If Santa is looking for Arizona or Yuma maps or directions to points of interest in the area, he'll be out of luck between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday.

That's because the official Visitor Information Center at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave., will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 24) and remainclosed on Christmas Day (Wed., Dec. 25). The VIC will reopen Thursday (Dec. 26) at its usual opening hour of 9 a.m.

The VIC will observe the same holiday hours for the New Year's holiday - closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, and remaining closed for all day on Jan. 1.

Didn't find what you wanted under the tree? The VIC's gift shop offers a variety of Yuma souvenirs, gifts and books - or for the person who has everything, wrap up one of YVB's unique Field to Feast or Farmer to Farmer agriculture tours or a tasty Savor Yuma culinary adventure.  Tour tickets are on sale now, but they sell out quickly, so don't delay!

With the exception of major holidays, the VIC is now open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MST seven days a week through the end of May. Stop by or call (toll-free at 800.293.0071928-783-0071) to plan your real Arizona adventure in Yuma, or check out online at 


The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Media Relations Specialist Ann Walker can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Ann Walker at 928-376-0100 (office), 928-210-9044 (cell) or email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:

Around & about - a quick Yuma overview

Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride

Last link in river restoration under way


Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline

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