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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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Interesting Chunk of Southwest History

This is a great 1 1/2 hour visit that tells an important part of the history of the American Southwest. The museum is laid out in a way that allows you to browse at your own pace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great 1 1/2 hour visit that tells an important part of the history of the American Southwest. The museum is laid out in a way that allows you to browse at your own pace, and the video is brief and informative. The crafts and the stories about the prisoners are interesting. The cell block and the grounds... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Traveled through Yuma on Friday heading back to Phoenix and we saw the sign for this. Yuma is well known because of Western movies and is referenced many times. The old prison is still there, or some of it anyway, along with several reconstructed buildings. The railroad demolished part of it back in the 1920's to build a bigger bridge... More 

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Prince Albert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was a real nice place to visit and the tour guide from Calgary was very informed. There is a lot of history in the SW and this was one of the better places we visited.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Always hear about the Yuma Territorial Prison in movies. We decided to visit and it was very interesting. Take the guided tour - no extra charge and well worth waiting for. Admission was very reasonable - $6 as I recall.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The guide, Louie, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Bring your camera because you can get a mug shot of yourself. Amazing that prisons could withstand the extreme summer heat while sleeping on metal bunk beds.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great place to learn some things about the Wild West's colorful history. I am so glad that I didn't have to spend hard time in this prison....I could not have taken it. Other than the 6 per person cells, most interesting to me where the handicrafts made my the prisoners. Glad we visited!

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Yuma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are a history buff this is the place to go, especially during the shootouts. I think I saw a ghost in one of the cells...... Scary.

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Friends took us there and we enjoyed reading the history of the prison. Good pictures of the inmates and stories about them.

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Yuma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The legendary Yuma Territorial Prison is a great place to visit if you re a history buff. Much of the prison no longer exists, however what does exists tells a great story of the old west and gives the visitor an idea of what it was like to be confined while the west was being tamed. The historic photos, jail... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is interesting. The prison and artifacts in the museum are very interesting. It is amazing to imagine steamboats arriving from CA on the river before it was damned. There are many interesting stories in the museum so plan at least an hour to review each one.

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