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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone Number: +1 928-783-4771
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Only remnants remain of this historic prison built in 1876, where you can...

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.

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Interesting place with lots of stories and history

Took a quick trip - it's not far from Yuma - to see the Territorial Prison. It's worth the price of admission to go in and see the metal bars and stone prison, the granite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a quick trip - it's not far from Yuma - to see the Territorial Prison. It's worth the price of admission to go in and see the metal bars and stone prison, the granite women's prison area (looks like something carved out of MineCraft), and the big iron gate. You do feel like you've gone back in time.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was an amazing place to visit. All history behind of those walls are really interesting. Thanks a lot to Louie for his attentions; he is a really commited person.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love visiting here. In fact, been here several times. This is truly an old west prison. The prisoners were pretty rough. Had to be to survive the western desert. Lots of displays to see and pictures. Highly recommend checking it out.

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Thank Gae M
Hallettsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If interested in History, great place to visit. Have lots of interesting things to read and see. Would recommend.

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Thank perkrn6
Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great presentation, friendly and helpful staff, lots of history with original photo's and artifacts. The location and buildings are historic and photogenic to the extreme.

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Crestline, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Guided tours included in the cost of admission. After the tour you're free to explore on your own. There's a gift shop with a good variety of souvenirs and lots of stuff for kids. The museum has interesting exhibits on some of the more infamous inmates and wardens. A great place for history buffs!

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well curated. Beautiful views of the Colorado River and cottonwood trees. Easy access from Yuma. Many photos of prisoners, artifacts and plaquards.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was no shortage of bad guys in the old west. We learned that they got what they deserved in this nasty prison. Do the tour; it's a worthwhile education.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to spend an hour or two. It is great that the state preserved this for generations to come. Great photo ops with great props! We even stood behind the cell gates and took photos! Great for a family to tour also! They will get a kick out of all the memorabilia and interesting info on the women prisoners!... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very informative & interesting piece of History. There certainly was a lot to see & read. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole area.

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