Made Here

The city of Yuma and surrounding desert has been showcased in more than 30 movies throughout the years. Did you know that films like Jarhead (2005), Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), and Spaceballs (1987) all feature the gorgeous Yuma landscape and Imperial Sand Dunes? With a vast amount of wide-open desert spaces, a historic and quaint downtown Main Street, and home to the beautiful, shimmering Colorado River, Yuma serves as a perfect backdrop or setting for movies that require such scenery.


Check out these films that have featured the Sunniest City on Earth and surrounding area:

The Getaway (1994)

The Christ Slayer (2017)

Chasing the Star (2017)

Maria De Luna (2017)

40 Nights (2016)

Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter (2016)

Donors (2014)

Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012)

Gunfight at Yuma (2012)

Deadly Renovations (2010)

Into the Wild (2007)

Family (2006)

Jarhead (2005)

The Scorpion King (2002)

Three Kings (1999)

Tank Girl (1995)

Black Day Blue Night (1995)

Stargate (1994)

In the Army Now (1994)

Rambo III (1988)

Spaceballs (1987)

Dune (1984)

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Capricorn One (1977)

The Train Robbers (1973)

Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Apache Uprising (1965)

Psycho (1960)

3:10 to Yuma (1957)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Sahara (1943)

Casablanca (1942)

And Many Others…


Yuma loves a good fiesta or festival! Many annual events fill the calendar with community celebrations like the Yuma County Fair and Midnight at the Oasis. There’s live music and performing arts, a beautiful hot air balloon festival, as well as chances to see vintage cars or an air show. 

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