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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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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great write ups and Louie very helpful. Reasonable admission price. Interesting artifacts and nice gift shop

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

WE thoroughly enjoyed our stop here in Yuma AZ. It was turning back time and visiting the wild west days of cowboys and indians.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Interesting site, entry free reasonable and staff are very helpful and give you a quick heads up about the layout etc. and happily answer any questions. Spent about an hour looking around, plenty of exhibits and you can go into some cells. Worth a visit if in Yuma.

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the visit and thank you for your very kind comments on our staff; we definitely pride ourselves in a great customer experience! Hope to see you all back real soon! More

Yuma, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I want to thank Louie, He went out of his way to help us while we visited the Prison. I had taken my family there from out of town. They left very happy and will let others know of the hospitality they received during their visit to Yuma and the Territorial Prison and the Quartermaster Depot.

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to visit us; we appreciate it! Come back soon...we already miss you! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Awesome place to learn about history on the Yuma prison. Place is clean and maintained. Beautiful park and scenery. Views of river are nice.

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we are glad you enjoyed the view of the Colorado River....absolutl4ey gorgeous in our opinion. Hope to see you back soon! More

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you have to spend anytime in Yuma, this is definetelly something to be seen. Highly enjoyable sight into the early years of the Wild West lifestyle with a historical truth to it. That people chose to settle in the desert and even further... commit a crime, be imprisoned under those conditions (which even with contemporary comforts the heat is... More

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit......glad to know that you enjoyed it! More

Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The prison has changed alot from when I was in high school in Yuma. the prison is one place to take any history buff or western lover. They even have a gathering of the gunfighters competition in January. Beautiful scenery too of the Gila Valley and distant Castle Dome Mountain and the Colorado River

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

We are so glad that you were able to make your way back down to Yuma and the prison. Hope that you are able to make it back soon! Don;t forget about our Gathering of the Gunfighters event January 10-11, 2015. More

Yuma, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park was grand. I took some if my grandchildren and they loved it! The history they learned was so much more interesting than reading a book, and we could see where the prisoners had to stay, even in the heat of the summer desert. Yuma has an important place in history for Arizona and... More

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and thank you for bringing in the grand kids! Glad to know that you not only enjoyed..but learned! Hope to see you all back soon! More

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The prison was a very interesting place. It was not hard to imagine that one would be miserable in that prison. The place was hot and the cells were small. It was hard to believe that folks were put in prison for such things as adultery and promising to marry someone, and not following through with the marriage. The prison... More

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! You are correct, different times in society and political views were a little different back then..or are they??? Hope to see you back soon! More

Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interesting to see that the prisoners at this prison built it which must have been very hard in the desert heat. The prison amenities were very advanced compared to the town so they called it the Country Club on the Colorado River but prisoner life was still very harsh. The history of the types of prisoners held here gives insight... More

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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the "Country Club on the Colorado". We are awfully proud of our communities heritage and sense of tradition....go CRIMS!!! Hope to see you back real soon! More

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