Explore fun things to do in Yuma, from shopping to outdoor adventures

A stay in our spacious rooms at Radisson Hotel Yuma puts you close to some of the top things to do in the world’s sunniest city, from ATVing at the Imperial Sand Dunes to tubing the Colorado River or hiking in nearby parks like Imperial National Wildlife Refuge. Within 10 minutes of the hotel, you can try your luck at Quechan Casino, shop for deals at Yuma Palms Regional Center, or admire the works at Yuma Art Center downtown. If you need a break from on-site meetings, stop by Desert Hills Golf Course to play a round of golf or pack a picnic lunch and head to the Yuma Conservation Garden to watch the ducks and tortoises. Looking for the perfect day trip? The whole family can explore Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, located about an hour away.

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Cocopah Casino

6.94 mi / 11.16 km from the hotel
For an entertaining evening of fun and games, head to Cocopah Casino, home to a 250-seat bingo hall, 500 slot machines, and 10 Vegas-style blackjack tables.

Desert Hills Golf Course

3.15 mi / 5.07 km from the hotel
Pack your gear for a day on the links at this expertly manicured course. The par-72 course is home to professional golf events like the Korn Ferry Tour, and the par-3 course is a perfect venue for entertaining clients or colleagues.

Quechan Casino

7.09 mi / 11.41 km from the hotel
Feeling lucky? Head to this casino to find 24 tables of various card games, a 10-table poker room, and a 30,000-square-foot slot machine floor.

Yuma Art Center

1.62 mi / 2.61 km from the hotel
Browse the galleries or see a performance at the Yuma Art Center, which features a 640-seat historic theater and hosts year-round productions, art classes, and film screenings.

Yuma Conservation Garden and Education Center

2.47 mi / 3.97 km from the hotel
Fun for all ages, this local conservation center offers an intriguing look at Sonoran Desert ecology. Take a break in one of the center’s picnic areas and relax by watching desert tortoises and ducks in their natural habitat.

Yuma Palms Regional Center

0.41 mi / 0.66 km from the hotel
Lace up your walking shoes when you head out to explore this attraction that features nearly 500,000 square feet of retail space, restaurants, and entertainment options.

West Wetlands Park

2.52 mi / 4.06 km from the hotel
Set along the Colorado River, this 110-acre urban park includes a pond, a playground, gardens, and picnic areas. You can stretch your legs on the walking trails or boat, swim, or tube in the river.

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

21.76 mi / 35.02 km from the hotel
This 26,000-acre park hosts outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife tourism. About 200 migratory bird species winter in the park’s Colorado River wetlands, and you can enjoy glimpses of local wildlife all year.

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

1.83 mi / 2.95 km from the hotel
Thanks to cameos in popular films and a lurid haunted history, this now-defunct Territorial Prison enjoys a notorious reputation despite its rather short life. Explore the well-preserved buildings and learn about the institute’s most infamous denizens.

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

34.65 mi / 55.76 km from the hotel
Now a ghost town, Castle Dome was once a center for mining in Arizona Territory. Come explore the restored town buildings and learn about the mining business and everyday life in a 19th-century boomtown.

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

32.75 mi / 52.7 km from the hotel
Famous for the spectacular Algodones Dunes, this park welcomes visitors to enjoy the unique terrain and stunning vistas. Off-roaders and photographers especially won’t want to miss its many charms.