Introduction to Holtville, California
The city of Holtville was founded in 1903 as Holton, named after its founder, W. F. Holt. The city was officially incorporated on June 20, 1908. Holt, a banker, moved to Imperial Valley on health grounds. He was the first to visualize a beautiful city on the east bank of Alamo River.
Holtville and Nearby Attractions
- Alford Auto Museum.
- Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.
- Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center.
- Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.
Things To Do In Holtville
The city celebrates various local festivals like Carrot Festival every year. In the mid-20th century, Holtville became famous for this 12-day festival, featuring a parade, a carnival and other activities. Local museums include the Alford Auto Museum and the Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center. The nearby Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, which covers an area of more than 15,000 acres, is located on the Colorado River and offers opportunities for canoeing, fishing and hiking.
Yuma International is the nearest major airport.
Holtville Higher Education
Imperial Valley College, Arizona Western College and the University of California-Riverside provide higher education to local students.