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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 visit.

Went on a weekend. It was very interesting. Nice side trip. Good for kids also. People are friendly and informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Las Cruces, Nm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went on a weekend. It was very interesting. Nice side trip. Good for kids also. People are friendly and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting sight to visit Very informative , lots of history , very well maintained , friendly staff to advice as to what to see and do Really interesting history facts about imprisonment

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative, wonderful for children for a look at the great southwest history. Have to make sure you don't go in the middle of summer, you will get scorched.

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very easy walking tour with many interesting sites and items. Definitely worth visiting if you want to learn about Yuma History. Of course, for some strange reason, many of us want to see ourselves in old prison pinstripes and jail cells. If you're one of these people, then you must stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped with visiting friends & of course when in Yuma, you have to visit the Prison. An interesting piece of history. Glad it was preserved.

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San Diego, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small but clean and has great history. After watching the movie about the prisoners, I was surely thankful I live in this era and not back then. Yuma is very hot in summer. With a typical 115 degrees. My skin got toasted despite the sunblock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty short walking tour through the old prison. You can stay with the docents or walk through on your own. This was our third visit to the site and it is a very pleasant time with a lot of history!

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While it is not large it is a great place to visit and get a look into Yuma's past. We enjoyed it a lot and have taken out of town guest there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This visit was quite an education, it is very interesting to see items and read about the prisoners on the wall posters, it would have been very hard to escape from here. In the 1870's goods were brought in by steamship or took many days journey over hostile land. The government stocked as many provisions as possible and housing for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was there 20 years ago when it was still rustic. Now it is modernized, but the tour is still worth your time. You do have access to some cells and there is a fine museum.

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Additional Information about Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Address: 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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