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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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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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Super historical and interesting. Great prices. A must see if you are in the area. Our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Yuma, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a couple hours at the prison with my three children. It was informative and there were several hands on exhibits. Probably not ideal for toddlers, my kids were all over 5. It was affordable and entertaining. Free parking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Super historical and interesting. Great prices. A must see if you are in the area. Our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable.

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Paradise Valley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One can just imagine how it must have been like to be a prisoner at this place. Not a lot to see or do. Interesting nonetheless. Stop in on the way through Yuma. Won't take long. Be thankful your not in for a permanent stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Although I've been to this site many times, it's always fun to see it through the eyes of first timers. This site is fun for everyone of all ages.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great trip and good stories. this is worth going to and get an understanding of the area and the way it was

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to see. I started out with the museum and then went out to look at the prison itself. The isolation chamber was a tad creepy as I stepped in it bought a chill down my spine. But great museum and historical site.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our granddaughter there when she came to Yuma to visit. She is studying history in University so found it very interesting. Wish there were more places in the shade to sit and rest. Maybe a little cafe

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have driven through Yuma on numerous occasions on the way to somewhere else. This time we took a road trip to Yuma to specifically see this historic state park. We went early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day and really enjoyed our visit. The grounds are immaculately kept, the admission was reasonable,... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

July in Yuma is time to find AC! Some of the points of interest are just too hot but not here! AC, clean and comfortable for an old man or a family. The kids were having a ball. I was having a ball! the staff is very friendly!

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a short activity in Yuma on a hot Sunday afternoon and decided to try the territorial prison and museum. It turned out to be a great choice. The museum is air-conditioned with an introductory movie that the kids ages 6 and 8 found interesting. A stroll outside allowed us to visit the jail cells and the... More 

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Teri I, Guest Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review

Our summers can be warm ... but the winters make it worth it! Thanks for visiting. More 

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