We made our way through the market, picked up a couple of items, and tried the refreshing cold (coffee) brew on tap by Building3 Coffee Roasters. We then strolled through part of the original depot buildings remaining on the park grounds that contain exhibits covering the military history of the site including being used by the U.S. Army to store and distribute supplies for military posts in the Southwest region. The depot sits on the banks of the Colorado River.
During the winter season, the park is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Visitor Center remains open until 5 p.m.
ARIZONA MARKET PLACE was established in 2001 and is open mid-October to mid-April, Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
After paying an entry fee of .50 cents each, we wandered through several hundred shaded selling spaces including half-a-dozen RV supply vendors. Other than the RV Water Filter Store where we purchased a water hose and filters, we were underwhelmed by the quality and price-points of the majority of outlets.
Located on 32 acres, the Arizona Market Place is located just south of the intersection of 32nd Street and Avenue 4E in Yuma. Click here for map and directions.
Abundant paved free parking that accommodates automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles of all sizes.
Photos: Julianne G. Crane