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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone Number: +1 928-783-4771
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, State Parks, Cultural
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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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The old Yuma prison and the surrounding area has a lot of history that anyone staying here should really visit and take in the history.It is all very interesting(museum is great).If you happen to go in the summer DO make sure you have water as it gets veryHOT in Yuma.Sometimes during the year they have reanactments on the hill,but the... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The facility itself has some interesting artifacts, and a nice Interpretive Centre where some of the written history can be found, but it's really the volunteer guides that bring the place to life. They have some very charming stories to tell and you can certainly appreciate how primitive conditions were back then. It's a very nice location on the hill... More

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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 the kinds words....we are honored to have such committed volunteer docents! Thank you for the visit; hope to see you back next trip! More

Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was worth seeing, interesting but not a show stopper. If your in the area worth the stop but not worth a special trip.

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

Thank you for the visit...come back soon; we are always making improvements! More

Dallas, Texas
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206 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our group of 36 took a tour of the old territorial prison. The guide was excellent, and easily accommodated the large group. We learned about the history both from the guides talk and a short film, then enjoyed a guided tour of the cell blocks with plenty of time for photos. Afterwards, we had ample time to climb to the... 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 the visit...we especially love giving group tours! Thank you ALL for taking the tie to come in! More

Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was well worth staying a extra night to do the tour, we did the Yuma Quartermaster Depot the day prior and ran out of time. Glad we stayed !! Louie who worked there was very nice and helpful, My girlfriend & her handicap daughter really had a good time.. We give Louie a 5 star !! Thanks

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and took the opportunity to enjoy our sister park, Hope to see you back soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Plan a hour and a half maybe two hours if you can take the time to read all of the facts about the prison wonderful artifacts to look at great picture taking opps, you can actually go into the cells. There is a TV screen where you can go and look up the different prisoners and see what they were... More

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

Pretty neat place...we are glad you came out! Yes, the women did have a very interesting experience while here. More

Yuma, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are visiting Yuma or new here, suggest you hit this place up. Its hard to believe that prisoners used to stay here. It's very educational. Try it.

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

Thanks for the visit..we appreciate it! More

Winchester, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This prison is an interesting, historical place that is worth seeing. It's right on the Colorado River with a bike trail, walking paths, and a small park. It's amazing that this place has been preserved and part of the original structure is still standing as fires and development took parts of it away through the years. You can tour the... More

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

Thanks o much for the visit....hope to see you all back real soon! More

Shetland traveller
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Delightful attraction overlooking the Colorado River crossing / wetlands area, restored state prison buildings and museum, with lovely helpful and informative staff. Interesting displays, imaginatively presented. Obviously a loved and well cared for place. Definitely worth a visit! $6 entry fee - worth every cent.

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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 th4e visit...we appreciate it! More

Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great place to visit and learn a little about the early years of Arizona. The citizens of Yuma have helped keep this historical location open to the public.

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

Save the Date...you must have been here for the Gathering of the Gunfighters....it is on again..January 10-11, 2015! Thank you for the visit and kind review! More

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