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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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Very Interesting Part of AZ History

Worth the trip for a tour around the prison. Helpful staff an make sure you take some water its hot in there in summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth the trip for a tour around the prison. Helpful staff an make sure you take some water its hot in there in summer.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here in May while driving through Yuma. Had heard about this place for many years. DO NOT GO DURING THE SUMMER! It was hot enough in May. I can just imagine what the temperature would be like in July/August timeframe. But, other than that it lived up to my expectations. I would not have wanted to be imprisoned here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little museum about a very interesting prison. Don't miss the short introductory video in the theater as you walk into the main part of the museum.

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Winkler, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this museum for people of all ages. Lots of things to see and hear. Educational as well

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Manteca, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to read about the prisoners and the laws they broke to get there. Visited during the summer and can't imagine how they made it through that heat! Great view of the river from the watchtower. Super friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do, but not in July.......too hot. Has a very knowledgable museum. with plenty of historic artifacts. Has a pretty nice gift shop too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was hot, it was worth stopping in and doing a group tour of the prison and the history behind it. I highly recommend it if you are passing through the area and learning about the history of this historic prison.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to learn about the history of the yuma territorial prison hreat displays they will anser any questions you have

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter in laws grandfather was the first physician here. A case inside has his glasses, stethascope and other personal belongings used during his service. The prison wagon served as a good backdrop for pictures. Seeing how the prison looked in the beginning was very interesting. A good place to see some history.

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

It always neat when we come across one of our guests who have a personal relationship with the prison! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your prison history with us. More 

Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an hour here with my sister reading up on the history of the place. It was a nice visit. Recommended if you are in Yuma for a stay.

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