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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
Owner description: Only remnants remain of this historic prison built in 1876, where you can see photographs of some...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, State Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Salt Lake City, UT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The artifacts, displays and movie in the center of the grounds are very informative and interesting. I would go there first and tour the rest of the grounds afterward armed with the knowledge gained there. Well worth the $6 admission, We made the mistake of joining a guided tour which turned out to be a huge waste of time. I... More 

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

From the highway it looks like nothing and you really do not know what it is till you stop and see it for yourself. The history is quite amazing and shocking for what these people were incarcerated for. Only had a short time to visit but wished we had more. Well worth the $6.00 per Adult price to view some... 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, yes the park can be a little hidden from the interstate. Hope to see you all back real soon! More 

Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed in Yuma for few days visiting family. I took my wife and mother in law to visit the jail They really thought it was amazing tour, the main hall is done in a very nice way to give you full info on what life was at jail at the time The jail was small but really worth visiting,... 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; we appreciate your kind comments! More 

Inkom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Tthis is a totally awesome experience. You can almost feel how horrible it was to be there. There were both men and women there for everything from adultery to murder. Lots of pictures and great descriptions of each and their crime.

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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, irony that the same crimes are being committed to this day! More 

Yuma Az
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A real part of Arizona and western history. A small musum with a few still entact cells makes this a nice place to visit. The guard house overlooking California, Arizona and the Colorado River seperating both is a site to see. Well worth the price with numerous chances for a great picture.

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

You are correct...if you are a photographer, the guard tower is a dream photo op! Thank you for the visit! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very interesting history, looking at this, prisoners today have it made. The historian inside the library definitely knows the stuff!

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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; we are very grateful for our volunteer docents....they are a wealth of knowledge! More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this attraction again. A lot to see and do, you can imagine the way the inmates were treated.

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

We are glad that you made it back...thank you for the visit! More 

arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were here 10 years ago and were impressed then. This time was even better. The displays were great. The people running it now are so nice and have done a fantastic job.

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

Wow........THANK YOU!!!!!! We do pride ourselves in the property, maintenance and cleanliness. Thank you again.....glad you enjoyed your visit....please do not wait another ten years for your next visit! More 

Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very interesting walk back in history. The staff was very informative and very friendly and very accommodating. Very well maintained and clean..

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

Thank you so very much for the kind comments....we appreciate it very much! We appreciate your visit and hope that you all can make it back real soon! More 

Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Truly enjoyed all the artifacts and displays. The stories about the prisoners experience was fascinating. The historical timeline regarding Yuma was educational and extremely interesting.

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

Comeback soon...we already miss you! More 

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