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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 45 things to do in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, State Parks, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, State Parks, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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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Camrose, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is one attraction I wanted to see on our vacation to Yuma. $6 entry fee. Open 9-5 everyday. You can go on a self guided or an organized tour. Nice gift shop. It's not a big area but it is well presented. Definately stop & watch the movie about the history in the theatre & take a free picture... More 

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Stone Cross
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Yuma for a rest on our way to California. I had read about the prison so was keen to see it. My first thought is to the thank those who thought it worth saving. It was almost lost for lack of funding.That would have been a great pity. Seeing how prisoners were treated around the turn in... More 

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Utah
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved all the old history here. The place is explained very well. It's amazing some of the notorise in-mates.

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Saskatoon, Sask
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Well worth seeing. Gives insight as what life was like for those incarcerated in that type of inviroment. Living conditions. Heat food and sanitation.

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Manitoba
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

They do a good job of communicating the history of the prison, in various ways. I question, however, why you would sell T-shirts with a photo and profile of a prisoner - not exactly a hero....

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed stepping back in history when we toured the Territorial Prison! The park is lovely and so well maintained. The museum was well done with beautiful, informative exhibits. There was an interesting movie, but it seemed to cover all of the information in the museum. Loved being able to go back in the cell blocks and imagine what it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stories of the inmates were very interesting, the tour was included in admission though we didn't take it, the video was very good

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was very interesting. Not my kind of thing though. The gift shop was fun and had lots of fun souvenirs for my kids to look at and buy.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I stopped at this site while traveling through Yuma. it was six dollars per person entry fee. A lesser charge for Active military or retired military. No discount for veterans. The museum was well organized with interesting displays. Our tour guide had many interesting stories about what happened when the prison was in operation. A good few... More 

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had an enthusiastic tour leader who had all kinds of information to share with us. From the top of the guard tower you get a fantastic view of the Colorado as well as the mountains.

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