Casa de Coronado Museum

(928) 783-4453.
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CASA DE CORONADO MUSEUM

The Casa de Coronado Museum in historic downtown Yuma, Arizona, showcases the history of tourism in Yuma, the growth of Yuma as a city, and the development of the Best Western brand and the historic Coronado Motor Hotel over the last 75 years. It features historic tourism pamphlets and brochures about Arizona and Yuma, travel guides, furniture and appliances from the early 1900s, and historic photos.

Located on-site at the historic Coronado Motor Hotel, the museum is in the cottage that used to be the original lobby of the hotel that was originally built in 1938, and also served as the home of the Peach family who owned and operated the hotel. John and Yvonne Peach still own and run the hotel today, as well as the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill which is also on the property, and was the site the first airplane landed in Arizona. The restaurant also showcases Arizona’s aviation history and is located on the very spot the first plane to land in Arizona touched down.

This is a true treasure when it comes to learning about the history of the hotel and hospitality industry, and southwest tourism. You can also see the original furniture and appliances from back in the late 1930s and 1940s. The museum is open by appointment, but well work the visit. 

The Casa de Coronado Museum is located at the Coronado Motor Hotel, at 233 Fourth Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364. To schedule a tour or for more information call the hotel front desk at (928) 783-4453.

 

 

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