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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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Description: 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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The Yuma Territorial Prison was amazing! Tour fee was cheap and we'll worth it. It doesn't lack information throughout the prison including specific inmates charges, sentencing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Yuma Territorial Prison was amazing! Tour fee was cheap and we'll worth it. It doesn't lack information throughout the prison including specific inmates charges, sentencing, and behaviors. Amazing to find out men & women were housed there, inmates made there own uniforms and supplies, punishments in hot box, and we experienced bats in the dark cell. We will be... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Prison as they way it should be!... A walk through this (well-preserved because it is durable) site will give you an idea of how powerful prison was as an inducement to be good. The occupants really suffered here, and--no-doubt--deserved to.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My fiancée and I paid a visit to Yuma Territorial Prison. It's $6 per person. We got to go inside some of the prison cells including the dark cell. The dark cell was creepy, my fiancée didn't want to go in especially since there are bats inside lol! The museum area has information of some of the former inmates. We... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Yuma Territorial Prison is one of two historical prisons that I have visited; the other being Alcatraz; otherwise known as "The Rock". I have to say that the Yuma Territorial Prison creeped me out in some respects even more than Alcatraz--the reason being that when you watch old B & W prison movies, you always here about "the hole".... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've driven by this place lots of times but never stopped until this trip. It's a great surprise. Lots of history and great views of the river valley. It was balmy in April so it might be too hot in the warmest months. Schedule 2 hours early in the hot months and enjoy.

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a great time exploring this prison. Had a short film, lots of exhibits (would you ever think a prisoner would do fine needlework?). Surprised to find out the prisoners would have monthly sales to locals for their crafts. Trade training was encouraged to support convicts upon release. Also, high school was housed here and their mascot was The... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were staying nearby and had some time to kill, so we stopped by this museum. It is right by the river with a nice view from the lookout tower. The staff in the gift shop was friendly. This is a small museum, so you won't need more than an hour to see everything, if that, but there is enough... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love this place. It's not huge but if you like the old Westerns and Western history, this is a great place to poke around for a couple hours. Browse rooms such as their clinic with historically appropriate medical tools, look at old rosters and pictures, various implements and objects. Check out the actual cells and rec yard, take pictures... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you have seen the movie, you really haven't seen the sight. This IS the prison that inspired all of the movies, and yes, it must have been a living hell. Not only bank robbers and cattle rustlers were imprisoned here, there were also bigamists (apparently only females could be bigamists) and Mexican revolutionaries. Go, and see all about it.... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this prison. It provides an interesting look into the Life of OLD Yuma. It's a rather small museum though, 15-30 minutes is all you need for a visit here. It overlooks the Colorado and over to Paradise Casinso, so that's a bonus.

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Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone Number: +1 928-783-4771
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Yuma
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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