The Wahner Brooks Interpretive Display best known as the Open Air Museum  features macro artifacts just outside the Yuma Proving Ground gates in front of the Visitor Control Center.
The Wahner Brooks Interpretive Display best known as the Open Air Museum features macro artifacts just outside the Yuma Proving Ground gates in front of the Visitor Control Center. (Photo Credit: Ana Henderson) VIEW ORIGINAL

Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Heritage Center is a must-stop location for locals and visitors alike.

The center even earned the title of Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice winner for 2020. According to Trip Advisor, this puts the center in the top 10% of travel site ratings worldwide.

YPG Museum Curator William Heidner explains that the ratings are due to visits at the Wahner Brooks Interpretive Display, best known as the Open Air Museum which features macro artifacts just outside the YPG gates in front of the Visitor Control Center.

“We are very proud of this recognition by the public, as this is based on their unsolicited comments to the Trip Advisor website. In the site, under "The 15 best things to do in Yuma" we are ranked number 3.”

Comments from visitors on Trip Advisor include,

“A great place to visit for the military enthusiast as well as children. You can walk up to the vehicles and such. A great experience.”

“It is a good place to walk, relax, take the children for a walk and share a good meal outdoors with the family.”

The Open Air museum is open to the public and requires no special access. The Heritage Center located inside the gates of the installation is open to visitors with base access Tuesday – Friday 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. For more information, call (928) 328-3394.