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Review of Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Yuma
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Owner description: 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.
Yuma, Arizona
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The real deal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This visit may stay with you for a while. It is great historical look at crime and punishment. This was a hard labor prison. The museum is great with loads of photos. I loved the ladies that were locked up. I can't even imagine what it must have been like when the temps topped 115 in a six person cell. Yikes!!!

Visited May 2013
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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for the visit!
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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

if you have ever watched an old western movie, you know about the Yuma Territorial Prison. It's a great place experience what it must of been like in the wild west and why it was so feared.

Visited October 2013
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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for your visit!
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Yuma, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great History!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great museum and knowledgeable guides. I used to visit this place 50 years ago when I was a kid and it has definitely made some improvements.

Visited March 2014
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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
We are so glad that you came back for a visit after so many years; thank you! Hope to see you back sooner than the last!
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Drayton Valley, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

A must do while in Yuma. Great attraction to take the family to - very interesting and informative. The banners hanging on the walls told their own stories of inmates who had served time at this prison. Video was well presented - be sure to watch it first. Volunteers on site to answer any questions you may have and they are very knowledgeable.

Visited March 2014
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Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for the visit!
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Tucson, Arizona
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

This was an exceptional experience. The staff were courteous & kind--maybe too kind--the museum attendant put the moves on my wife.

It is a small museum so it doesn't take long to go through it. It is set up in a user friendly way & its easy to imagine what it was like 100 yrs ago.

Luis, don't try it again; the next fella may not be as forgiving.


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Ann-Jeanette M, Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
First of all, thank you for taking the time to visit; we appreciate it very much! Regarding the concern you addressed on your spouse and the museum attendant, we apologize for ANY discomfort that may have arisen. We pride ourselves in not only on the preservation our property; but value the safety, security and enjoyment of our guests. Rest assured that we have addressed any concerns that you may have had and we do hope that you will come back..real soon!
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