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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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What a great place to spend some time educating yourself on how good we have it now. The history of this prison is amazingly spooky. The things that people got serious time for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place to spend some time educating yourself on how good we have it now. The history of this prison is amazingly spooky. The things that people got serious time for are so widely excepted today.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The site is worth visiting to see how incarcerated were treated during the active period of this institution. The self guided tour can be an interesting primer on how the criminality were viewed. DWM

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It only cost $6 per person, so very reasonable. We joined a guided tour which is always very informative, as apposed to just reading the material and signs on your own. After the tour, we enjoyed going back through and reading more on the history of the prison.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can see the old prison cells, some of them still with the bunk beds. You can explore on your own or join a guided tour. There is also a small museum with artefacts and photos. They play a short movie which gives a good overview. One hour is enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a really interesting place to visit. There are lots of actual artifacts and stories about the real people who were here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historical prison and it was so interesting. You can take your own picture in prison stripes with a number and it was really fun. Guided tour was excellent and very informative. This is a must see if you are in the Yuma area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned a lot at the Yuma Territorial Prison. The staff greeted us warmly and orientated us on the layout of the complex. The artifacts, displays and documentary film gave us a lot of insight into operation and the people who lived and worked in the this prison facility. Hearing recorded comments about the lives and criminal past of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're going thru Yuma take the time to stop and visit this bit of history. It was very interesting g

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my family as a homeschool tour. We have 3 kids and one younger one not in school. It is stroller friendly, it was a little warm but worth it. The cells were cool. The tour was fun very interesting, the guy touring us was nice but a lil weird but great information. The information on the prisoners were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been shown a few times on Ghost Adventures on the travel channel and past spirits still haunt. It was fascinating and the cemetery was very interesting. A nice side adventure.

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