Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center, Yuma

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Located in Southwest Arizona adjacent to the Colorado River, Yuma Proving Ground extends over 1300 square miles of varied desert terrain -- wide sandy valleys, craggy peaks, open desert. The varied geography permits numerous test and training activities to take place at the same time, with an average of 60 to 90 tests taking place each week.



The proving ground also controls 2000 miles of restricted airspace over largely unpopulated desert terrain. This permits highly realiistic testing for developers of unmanned aircraft and helicopter sensor and weapon systems.

Yuma Proving Ground manages three separate test centers. The first, Yuma Test Center, operates at Yuma Proving Ground. The second, Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely, Alaska, tests weapon systems amid the coldest climate in the United States. The third, Tropic Regions Test Center, tests military systems in some of the harshest jungles of the world in Panama, Honduras, Suriname, Hawaii, and other locations.

Each of these three test centers represents a climate extreme. Rigorous, realistic testing ensures that American military equipment and munitions operate and function as advertised, anywhere around the globe.
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  • Although we arrived shortly before closing, Vince allowed us to complete a thorough visit. He periodically checked in with us and provided interesting insight into the displays. He was well-informed a...  more »
  • I loved the tanks out front before getting into the gates. You can go down and take pictures next to them and really see the size of them. The helicopter at the entry is amazing up close and the museu...  more »
  • My husband and I met at the Yuma Proving Grounds in 1965 when our fathers were both stationed there. A couple of weeks ago, during a visit to Yuma, we decided to visit the Heritage Center after a 49 y...  more »
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  • Pros: Very quiet gated community with very high security and armed guards. No crime and great weather in the winter. It can get a little warm in the summer. Cons: Sort of an oasis in the desert. About 30 minutes to Yuma.
  • used to live here for 6 years, such a great little community
  • The number has been changed now. All is good!!
  • Government cover up
  • Move Along. Nothing to see here.

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