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Yuma Visitor’s Center

Government & Municipal

Yuma Visitor’s Center

Yuma, Arizona

The history-rich city of Yuma, AZ is located on the Colorado River, between Arizona, California and Mexico. The city has been developing it’s historic and cultural assets since the mid-1990’s. The Yuma/Arizona State Visitors Center will be located on the Colorado River, and situated along Route 8.

The Visitor Center will serve as a museum for the 1948 World Record Endurance Flight. The city of Yuma staged a flight endurance record in an attempt to convince the US Military to not shutter the local air base. Using a modified 1948 Aeronca Sedan, two pilots kept the plane aloft for 1,124 hours, being refueled several times a day, on the run, with a 1948 Buick Super convertible.

The facility will contain a display area for both Yuma and the State of Arizona, an information center and gift shop, office areas, and storage. An observation tower will echo the flight “theme” and provide a vantage point for visitors to view the Colorado River and nearby points of interest in Yuma.

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