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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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Quite interesting, indeed

You could try to get tickets to Alcatraz, but I think this walking tour is almost as interesting. There's dismal conditions, stories of escapes, and character stories of people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Port Costa, California
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Port Costa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You could try to get tickets to Alcatraz, but I think this walking tour is almost as interesting. There's dismal conditions, stories of escapes, and character stories of people and life inside the walls. We enjoyed the visit.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My visit to this out of the way, but very worthwhile spot , was made all the more enjoyable by the tour guide Louie. He had a great sense of humor, was knowledgeable, and strangely enough , made me feel right at home -- which is saying quite a lot , since it was a notorious prison after all.. If... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wasnt open during my visit and i really was looking forward to seeing the prision..it was very disappointing to me and my children..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are western history buffs and have had Yuma on our travel list for years. There are so many references to Yuma Prison when you read western history. As a visitor your are given a map that references the various areas and you can tour as your own pace. There is a museum area with some great... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very well preserved and restored prison close to the AZ and CA border. Close to old town, it is amazing to see how the old criminals used to be held captive. Layout and old photos with stories make it a very memorable place for folks of all ages. Highly recommended for anyone either just visiting town or for local residents.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I drove down from Phoenix Arizona today for a visit to this historical prism. Unfortunately the website did not indicate that it was closed today and through the end of August or maintenance that has been scheduled. So the only thing is from the parking lot on the outside of the fence. Please check with the property... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We last visited when they had the "Women in Prison" exhibit. It was very interesting, The whole museum is very interesting. A great place to visit for history buffs. The observation tower has some of the best views in Yuma.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

there is a small fee. Nothing has changed. It is truly historic. It is an experience walking the grounds where the guards walked and visiting the cell block where prisoners actually were kept. There is a history in each room and you can read what the room was used for. It sits on the Colorado River, with Mexico to the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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