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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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Very interesting

It was amazing how the old prison system was designed. Maybe they should change some of ours today to resemble how they were back then.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Corona, California
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Corona, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

It was amazing how the old prison system was designed. Maybe they should change some of ours today to resemble how they were back then.

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Cortez, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Yuma Territorial Prison is a piece of history worth the price ($6.00 for adults). The prison museum is full of information and artifacts put together in such a way that keeps even kids interested. Then you step out into the prison yard and into the past! In 2010 the State of Arizona was facing budget cuts and was considering closing... More 

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

First, let me say that the staff at the museum is great! They gave me a warm welcome and Louie (who is awesome) was there to answer any questions about the site. My husband and I are both in corrections, so we like to check out old prisons and jails. We've both been to Alcatraz and in our little town... More 

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Mayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the historical prison sight on our way out of Yuma heading to San Diego. It is just off the highway and it opens at 9AM. $6 fee unless you are military or a senior, There were 2 or 3 other small groups visiting at the time so not crowded. The sight is very clean and has excellent... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I loved the historical value of a landmark like Yuma Territorial Prison. The grounds and museum were in excellent condition. The staff is helpful and informative. The self guided tour can be done with pace that I really enjoyed.

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Jerome, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Definitely worth a stop, the old Territorial Prison takes 1-2 hours, depending on how much you read the interpretive details. Combine this with the Quartermaster Depot to get the background on the Colorado Riverboat era.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you like to visit a piece of history this is the place to go. Very interesting and the staff was very helpful and made it interesting.

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mapster1030
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very informative. Older children and adults will enjoy. Prepare to read since there is lots of good reading.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My grandchildren loved the place. Great attraction for the family. Could spend an hour or so if you are interested in reading the captions. There's a short video that is interesting as well. Small gift shop with a variety of items. Will be going back when in the area.

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Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

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Sedona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Interesting stories and good information. The park is well maintained and staff is friendly and helpful.

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