Heading to Historic Downtown Yuma
July 12, 2019
If there’s something that Yuma has, it’s history because when you are a part of the Old West, you’re bound to have some great stories and locales there bursting with character. When you’re staying at the Friendly Acres RV Resort, head down to historic downtown Yuma.
Historic Downtown Yuma
Down at the end of the Gia Trail, you’ll find the heart of “old Yuma” on Main Street. This is the path that 60,000 gold seekers followed on their way to California in 1849.
The problem with adobe buildings is that when they get wet, they melt back into mud and with the river being so close, every time it flooded buildings were destroyed. The last flood hit around 1916, which means that most buildings are now from the 1920s.
Things to do
There are all sorts of things to do downtown like shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you want to know more about the specifics of the history, you should try a tour. They all begin at the Sanguinetti House Museum. You can also see the Historic Yuma Theatre, built in 1911.
This was originally a vaudeville theatre before it was converted. Now it is part of the Yuma Art Center and hosts shows. Main Street also serves as a spot for street fairs and festivals. You can also find a farmers’ market there every Tuesday through the winter.
About Friendly Acres RV Resort
Friendly Acres RV Resort, located by historic downtown Yuma, Arizona has been known since 1971 as a desirable retirement destination, with numerous activities and planned events happening throughout the winter season! They offer big rig access as well as pull-thru sites, both offering water and sewer as well as 30 and 50 amp electric service.
While many of the residents are permanent, everyone finds plenty of space in a warm, welcoming community. Reserve your spot at http://www.friendlyacresrv.com/reservations/.