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St. Thomas Mission


category : Historic Churches
Built on the grounds of the original Mission founded by Father Garces in 1780, the Mission is a reminder of the long history of the Quechan Indian Nation and Yuma. The present Catholic Mission Church was built in 1922 and is a replica of the original Mission that was destroyed during an Indian uprising in 1855.




Hours: Open during services on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. & Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Address: Ft. Yuma Indian Reservation
Phone: 760-752-0283

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Yuma River Tours

A narrated jet boat tour is a great way to learn about the history of the Colorado River, as well as sight a variety of birds and wildlife, and view historical Indian Petroglyphs.

Yuma, AZ Tours

St. Thomas Mission

Built on the grounds of the original Mission founded by Father Garces in 1780, the Mission is a reminder of the long history of the Quechan Indian Nation and Yuma. The present Catholic Mission Church was built in 1922

Yuma, AZ Historic Churches

Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

The Quartermaster Depot was authorized by Congress in 1865 and served the entire Southwest as a material transfer and distribution point for troops stationed at the outposts of the Arizona Territory.

Yuma, AZ Railroad History

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California, including the last unchannelized section before the river enters Mexico. The river and its associated backwater lakes and wetlands covering 15,000

Yuma, AZ Wildlife Refuges


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St. Thomas Mission

Built on the grounds of the original Mission founded by Father Garces in 1780, the Mission is a reminder of the long history ...