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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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Nice walk through the Prison.

The Historians have gathered enjoyable and historical information about the Prison, Inmates and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marjean S
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Santa Rosa, California
To much fun

History front and center. Crazy place. Hot and cold. Old and full of history. Good food near... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Heidi S
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Only remnants remain of this historic prison built in 1876, where you can see photographs of some of the prisoners who served time here over its 33 years of operation and get a feel for frontier justice.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Historians have gathered enjoyable and historical information about the Prison, Inmates and Staff. All age friendly displays.

Thank Marjean S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

History front and center. Crazy place. Hot and cold. Old and full of history. Good food near by and history in old Town Yuma. Too much to see in an hour. Take a day to enjoy all of old Town Yuma. And enjoy the River...More

Thank Heidi S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit was completely worthwhile. The displays are easy to read and well organized. The cells are disturbing to visit because they are real. The brief biographies of the inmates are enlightening. There were female prisoners and their offenses were often quite different from those...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vicki and I have been going to Yuma for years and never went here. Glad we did learned about the local history nicely done. Make sure to donate thats what keeps it going

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

My first visit to the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park, located in Yuma, Arizona, was back in December of 1963 (Yes, Nineteen Sixty Three) when my family and I lived in Yuma. So this re-visit was like coming-back-home. Perhaps not everyone would have the...More

2  Thank kanbaatar
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is a fun place to visit that's very rich in history and knowing that the Ghost Adventures crew came here makes it even more fun. It's not very big, but you could spend about an hour wandering around checking out the cells and all...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Very interesting place full of information. Great surroundings and very clean and well maintained. Did not however last very long.

Thank mum2dogs
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting restored territorial prison with a small museum. Lots of displays and a film about the prison. Beware! There is a ‘dark’ cell (no windows for the really bad folks, I guess) and there are bats in there flying around. If that freaks you out...More

Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I love history. I love prison tv shows. So of course I loved this place! The artifacts from the prison during usage were incredible. Cells were pretty creepy, I felt like someone might shut me in at any moment. Didn’t bother with staying and watching...More

Thank Chelsea H
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

They have done a great job with all of the historical displays and history of the prison. This really is a bucket list stop for anyone into history.

Thank Chiefly1
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Caryl M
26 July 2017|
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Response from brendab1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can use a cane or wheelchair It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm It was $6 admission when I was there in February
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Rose-Anne613
27 January 2017|
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Response from Roberto N Saman... M | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants at the Prison but there are many options within Yuma. My favorite restaurant is mariscosmarazul com.
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pennstate1994
27 April 2016|
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Response from Roy L | Reviewed this property |
If you're really clever, just don't pay and you will be given free room & board for 3 nights!
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