Fun Stuff

Balloons Over Yuma

(928) 343-2218

Experience the tranquility of drifting over farm fields and desert landscapes as the sun rises over the Gila Mountains. Chief pilot Colin Graham appreciates such beauty, having flown more than five thousand passengers in thirty states and five countries over the past fifteen years. Graham and the staff of Endeavor Ballooning invite you to fly Yuma during their winter season from October through May. For reservations, please call or visit

Cocopah Speedway

Highway 95 & County 15th St., Somerton, 344-1563

To the delight of local motorheads, the Cocopah Indian Tribe reopened this dirt track speedway last year for bombers, factory stocks, street stocks, pro stocks and modifieds.  For racing schedule updates, see

Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center

15136 S. Avenue B, Somerton, 627.0980

Bowling (24 lanes) and laser tag in a 40,000 square-foot facility adjacent to the casino and hotel – perfect for parties, corporate meetings and group events. Plus, there’s a fun-filled video game arcade, complete food and beverage service, a sports lounge featuring large-screen TVs and billiards tables and fully equipped meeting rooms. See for more information.

Camel Farm

 (see Wild World Zoo & Camel Farm below)

Goin’ Fishin’


Want to wet a hook in the Colorado River but don’t know where to go or how to begin?  Dave Wilhide provides professional fishing guide services by the day or half-day.

Jet Rent

2869 S. Pacific Ave, 314.4345

Want to get out in the sand or on the water?  Rent an ATV, Rhino or personal watercraft and give ‘er a try.  For quality equipment that’s serviced meticulously, they’re available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, more info at


8th Street & 2nd Avenue

In 2000, the city of Yuma dedicated as a natural “desert park” the hillside where author Alice McLerran’s mother and her sisters and friends created the world of imagination described in the children’s book, “Roxaboxen.”  The city holds a Roxaboxen festival annually, call Yuma Art Center (373-5202) for info.

 Running Boy Tours

Enjoy the beauty of the desert and mountains while learning more about our fascinating history.  Steve Thornburg will tailor a guided tour by Jeep and ATV for groups of two or more.  Handicapped people need to be able to transfer from a wheelchair or walker into a high-clearance Jeep and/or an all-terrain ATV. For more info and pricing, call 581-8202,

Waylon's Water World (adjacent to Z Fun Factory)

4446 E. County 10th St., 726-6000

This new water park opened in late June 2012 and has been keeping kids of all ages cool and happy with a huge lazy river ride, 15 tubes and slides ranging from mild to wild, a giant kiddie pool and water play area, plus locker rooms, concessions, private party areas and free parking.  Get pricing info at, or for lots of photos and plenty of comments, look for them on Facebook.

Wild World Zoo & Camel Farm

15672 S. Avenue 1E, 627.7511

A working breeding farm that specializes in exotic animals, this family-run business features a herd of dromedary camels and more than 200 animals of 25+ other species.  Open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) except during the hottest months. Take Avenue 3E south to County 16th, then right to Avenue 1E and right to entrance.

Z Fun Factory

4446 E. County 10th St., 726-6000

This family entertainment center reopened under new ownership Thanksgiving weekend of 2011, and has been cranking out smiles ever since.  Check out two awesome miniature golf courses, bumper boats, go-karts, an arcade and a family-oriented sports bar and grill that will keep strictly PG hours with a fun menu.  Now open just down the hill, a full-service water park.

Yuma Art Center / Historic Yuma Theatre


Yuma Civic Center

1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, 373.5040

The Civic Center offers a variety of activities and events for visitors and residents.  It’s part of the James Deyo Recreation Complex that also includes Desert Sun Stadium.  Take Avenue A to 36th Street (called Desert Hills Drive west of Avenue A).

 Yuma River Tubing

Yuma River Tours



Charter trips in & out of the area

  • Buffalo Bus Tours, Inc.

  • Tour West America

Rentals, etc.

ATV, Sand Toys

  • JetRent
    (928) 314-4345

Boats By Hour

  • Martinez Lake Resort
    (928) 783-9589
    (pontoon boats, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks)

Jetski/Personal Watercraft

  • JetRent
    (928) 314-4345

Tubing, Canoe & Kayak Day Trips

  • Yuma River Tubing
    (928) 750-0247

  • City of Yuma Parks & Recreation
    (982) 373-5243

Canoe, Kayak Multi-Day Charters

  • Yuma River Tours
    (928) 783-4400

  • Martinez Lake Resort
    (928) 783-9589

Fishing Guide

  • Dave Wilhide, Goin' Fishin'
    (928) 782-2621

Kayak Instruction

  • Yuma Kayaks
    (928) 503-0537

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