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Blythe, CA 92225
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Located in the Sonoran Desert which is considered to be one of the hottest places in the U.S., is a road trip destination that is known as the "Center of the World". Felicity was founded in 1986 after a fictional town in a children's book. The author of the book, Jacques-Andre Istel arrayed his vision with some interesting attractions that boost his claim. In the arid landscape you will find the official Center of the World, a dot inside the pink pyramid which was erected at the spot of the world's 'heart'. Visitor's are encouraged to toe The Spot as it is called by town officials and are given a signed certificate marking your time here. After the ceremonial center, next in line is the Granite Museum. Discover the world's history etched in these granite walls. A 25 feet (7.62 meters) curved staircase from the Eiffel Tower and a sculpture of Michelangelo's Arm of God acting as a sundial are some of the other fascinating sites in this place. If you happen to be on the road towards the California Desert during Thanksgiving to Easter, then a visit to this quirky town will definitely add some fun in your journey.
Yuma Agricultural Center - Valley Farm is one of the two working research farms. Yuma Agricultural Center (YAC) is a part of the University of Arizona and the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station. This facility is set on the Colorado River's old floodplain and is spread across of 274 acres (110.88 hectares) of fine textured land. They grow a variety of crops like small grains, cotton as well as vegetable such as broccoli and lettuce. This farm also has administrative offices, laboratories, farm and engineering mechanical shops, seed storage area, six greenhouses, bay areas and more. Educational tours are conducted regularly, however you will have to take an appointment.
Nestled in the Yuma Valley, this city is the homeland of the Cocopah Nation. Somerton was integrated as a city in 1918 and has a rural charm to it due to its agricultural and light industries. It is also an Eco-friendly metropolitan with many solar systems across the city. Some of the interesting places to visit are the Wild River Family Entertainment Center, The Cocopah Museum, The Cocopah Casino and the Cocopah Speedway. It is also widely known for its yearly Tamale Festival, Holiday Light Parade and Fiestas Patrias.