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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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+1 928-783-4771
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This was our second visit. The tour guide BOB is excellent, had him both years. He is very knowledgeable. If you have kids or would just like the history this is a great place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Veronica N
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Loretto, Pennsylvania
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Austin, Texas
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been through Yuma so many times and never visited the prison so this time we made it happen. I saw the site fees on the entrance door and notice a half-off discount for military. OK, I thought, this is a great deal. However, when I presented my military ID to the park agent, he asked if I was... More 

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Loretto, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit. The tour guide BOB is excellent, had him both years. He is very knowledgeable. If you have kids or would just like the history this is a great place to visit. The video is very informative. Would go back again.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit of AZ history you can relive. Guided tour makes this the best experience. Great stories told by someone with a passion for the prison. Learn about the first female inmate and how she was handled. Modest entry fee. Easy walking nice ability to self guide if you miss the tour

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toured the Yuma Territorial Prison. Modern prisoners are absolutely coddled compared to the brutal conditions that these men and women had. Some of the original buildings are well preserved and maintained as well as many artifacts. Displays inside the air conditioned building were very interesting and informative. The outside buildings were also 'sobering'. We opted for a self paced tour... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent destination, reasonable cost. Make sure you time your arrival to join one of the guide's groups, the guides are very informative. The museum has lots of interesting displays, and you can dress yourself up in a striped outfit for pictures. This is about a 1-2 hour activity, and is an easy stroll with relatively easy access.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here with no expectations but enjoyed immensely. The tour guide was great. It was very informative and rich in history. Some of the stories were crazy what the prisoners endured. This doesn't take long so check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the prison on several occasions with friends and family. If you enjoy history about the West, or just have an afternoon to fill; it is definitely worth a visit. The tour is self guided which let's you go at your own pace and makes it easy to explore. The signage is pretty good and has a lot... More 

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

Wow! Nicely restored, good artifacts, and pretty good signage. Really, really glad I didn't have to do time there...hot, hot, hoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family reunion last November. Went thru the old prison and found it very interesting. We really liked the fact that it was self-guiding and easy to understand how life was like. We did find it a little creepy that it was also the high school at one time, but at the same time they became part of the... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen movie about the prison and I've been coming down here for years so I finally decided to go see it for myself. It was interesting and the fact that so many people put in a very small place. And I had no idea that women were also at this person. The one thing that struck me was that... More 

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