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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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Awesome Yuma History

We have been to Territorial Prison twice. Each time we discover historic events we previously... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clatskanie, Oregon
Very interesting

The prison cells are very dungeon like and my kids enjoyed walking in the dark cave but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maritza C
Mission Viejo, California
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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 good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to Territorial Prison twice. Each time we discover historic events we previously missed. This is a fantastic place to take fun and historic pics. Throw on prison garb, grab a prison number, hold it up and take your pic. Great Memories! Also,...More

Thank aprilsbreeze2002
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The prison cells are very dungeon like and my kids enjoyed walking in the dark cave but unfortunately there were not bats in the dark cave at the time. The town close by in Yuma is very nice and has decent restaurants.

Thank Maritza C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was shocked to learn there were about as many women bandits held here as there were men. Desperate times. The museum it’s self is very interesting and holds lots of artifacts from back in the day ( worth the price although the amount escapes...More

Thank Pearl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is only a small portion of the large territorial prison that was built in 1875. We had an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide who shared many stories and facts about the prison. The view from the top of the guard tower is spectacular. The...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a neat museum but I wouldn't go again. Neat to see all the old guns and artifacts and the old jail cells but not much to it it was cheap

Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I particularly liked the stories about the inmates and their handmade items on display. The kids enjoyed dressing in the inmate shirt and taking photos.

1  Thank RobinPT2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place many times and every single time is a different and positive learning opportunity. Everything here is so real and has a detail and a story to narrate to its visitors. This is a place for both young and old...More

Thank 596bambi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stop and visit this place while in Yuma. Very well kept place. Great story ! Really enjoy this attraction. A nice movie. Very good exhibition museum. Like very much to see the jail. Take time to walk around and rad the "stories" from...More

1  Thank joselito1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not know this was right in town and that I had driven by it many times. What an interesting visit, particularly reading about the women who were prisoners there.

Thank casa304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not aware of the existence of the prison until my visit to Yuma. The history of the territory and the importance of the prison go hand in hand. It is a shame that part of the prison was destroyed to make room for...More

Thank MR2-Kermit
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Caryl M
26 July 2017|
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Response from brendab1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can use a cane or wheelchair It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm It was $6 admission when I was there in February
28 January 2017|
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Response from Roberto N Saman... M | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants at the Prison but there are many options within Yuma. My favorite restaurant is mariscosmarazul com.
27 April 2016|
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Response from Roy L | Reviewed this property |
If you're really clever, just don't pay and you will be given free room & board for 3 nights!