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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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Well worth stopping by for a visit when it's not too hot outside. Lots of history at this place. A relative was incarcerated there until they closed the place down so that made it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Canon City, Colorado
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Canon City, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth stopping by for a visit when it's not too hot outside. Lots of history at this place. A relative was incarcerated there until they closed the place down so that made it all the more interesting to me!

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Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing history and so informative learning about the prison. My teenage granddaughter was very interested in the history of the prison as well as the rest of the family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yuma Territorial Prison is a must-see for old west history buffs. In the museum area there are pictures of outlaws that were housed at Yuma. There is a movie about to watch about all the movies made about the prison. You walk out of the museum into the courtyard & into the cells. As you approach each cell you hear... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed wandering around the old prison and reading the exhibits. Nice to see stories and memorabilia related to women of the old west, albeit, angry women. We tried to imagine the horror and unhappiness that must have occurred within the stone walls of that prison. If there are such things, ghosts of the past may very well lurk there.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Have been there several times , it is very interesting too see where inmates where locked up in the old days, kind of sad to know it was so hot and there was no cooling back then. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Yuma Territorial Prison is a MUST SEE if you are in the area. The restoration is pristine and the staff go out of their way to welcome visitors and answer questions. The view from the tower is breathtaking and a great place to imagine what it must have been like for the inmates and staff long ago. Please take the... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

A coworker told me to visit... Can't spoil the surprises... definitely a must see...the video is very informative. Loved it.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I enjoyed my time at the prison a lot more than the prisoners in the old days. I couldn't imagine the hell hole especially if they had a lot of people in it at the same time. The watch tower has a great view of the river and was very cool. It is worth a quick stop.

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Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for sharing your pictures! More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Yuma didn't seem to have a plethora of historical sites to visit, so the Territorial Prison was my first stop. It was an enjoyable visit, the staff was very friendly, good sign posting, and an interesting history that was delivered very effectively.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We took a self-guided tour of the grounds and cell block. The areas that are open to the public have been preserved nicely. Most of the cells are three bunks high and have one bucket for 6 prisoners - not as comfy as the hotel where we spent the night in Yuma. The "dark cell" is, well, dark! The museum... More 

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