"Yuma on the border" Top 5 Page for this destination Yuma by Paisleypaul
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Yuma is in the corner of Arizona that borders SE California and Mexico. We stopped over on a drive from Phoenix to LA - a slight diversion but worth the scenery and to us we wanted a reasonable centre of population - it is now third in Arizona after Phoenix & Tucson.
The drive here and away is scenic rather than the town itself which sprawls several miles along the Interstate. When we left in the morning at 10-30 it was already 120 F, however having arrived about 4pm it was cooling enough to swim and laze by the pool at our Super 8 Motel
The above was my 2008 intro . in May 2014 we spent another 2 nights in Yuma, at the same Motel 6 . We were just into LAX a couple days previously and we drove tehre before dricing back up North to LAs Vegas, NV. A few more tips to add then.........
Best known in fiction for the films 3:10 to Yuma (remade in 2006) this is of course not set in Yuma - although the other notable work is the 1985 novel "Blood Meridian", by "No Country for Old Men" author Cormac McCarthy - a work wont to be found on Time Magazine lists of the Top 100 English language novels
- Pros:Great sense for tourist of being in the desert
- Cons:Only our one day stopover
- In a nutshell:Would love to go back
Long closed as a functional centre of incarceration, this is Yuma Territorial Prison (1875) , not a state prison -... more travel advice
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