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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pristine & rich with history

Excellent visit, we enjoyed the rich history of the prison. So much care has gone into preserving... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roejones
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Worth it.

We had a friend come for a visit and decided to take her to the Prison because she loves history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CADNampa_Idaho
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Nampa, Idaho
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On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Today at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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220 N Prison Hill Rd, Interstate 8 at Giss Parkway, Yuma, AZ 85364-2307
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent visit, we enjoyed the rich history of the prison. So much care has gone into preserving the prison for everyone to enjoy. You should plan at least 1 hour or more to enjoy reading why the inmates were arrested. Adultery? WOW! The Incorigable inmates,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a friend come for a visit and decided to take her to the Prison because she loves history. She was very pleased with out choice. It is a very interesting place and the grounds are so well kept. You can spend as much...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CADNampa_Idaho
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is not much really left of the old prison, but the museum was full of interesting memorabilia, and facts about those that had been imprisoned there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carole K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Carefully cared for site and a good value for the money. Can walk into cells and the guard tower as well as viewing many artifacts.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was a very interesting tour. Was amazed at the conditions the prisoners, men and women had to endure. Not a place you would ever want to be locked up in. Our guide was great at explaining all the history. Of you like western folklore you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank markrodriguez0803
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yuma has a surprising number of interesting and memorable places to visit. The Territorial Prison is one. Situated on the shore of the Colorado River, the well-maintained site offers near 360-degree views of the area. You can stroll by the open-air cell blocks. Entry (small...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaimep959
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon. There was ample parking and it was not too crowded. There is no charge to park. The cost was $8 for an adult, $6 for a senior. We did the self guided tour. It is a good place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting history of this old prison. They have a short movie in their small theater that explains about the prison too

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aadeyo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when you are in Yuma, if you are a history buff. A prisoners life was no picnic back then.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Yuma at least once a year for a collectibles event, which takes place in early February. The event is actual hosted in the same area as the Territorial Prison, and last year we decided to go take the tour. Its a great look...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Heather M
December 14, 2018|
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Response from Chiefbuff | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards at the location.
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Caryl M
July 25, 2017|
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Response from brendab1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can use a cane or wheelchair It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm It was $6 admission when I was there in February
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Rose-Anne613
January 27, 2017|
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Response from robertonsamantham | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants at the Prison but there are many options within Yuma. My favorite restaurant is mariscosmarazul com.
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