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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interesting History

Nice museum highlighting former inmates and history. The Yuma High School was once located on this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania
Thought Provoking

Hard to believe that some men did time more than once! This is a great place for the whole family... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oregon City, Oregon
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On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Today at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary...more
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220 N Prison Hill Rd, Interstate 8 at Giss Parkway, Yuma, AZ 85364-2307
+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice museum highlighting former inmates and history. The Yuma High School was once located on this site. First place to have electricity in Yuma County. You can tour some of the original cells and imagine what it must have been like to be there.

Thank johnnycay57
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hard to believe that some men did time more than once! This is a great place for the whole family and there are even guided tours if you want the most informed visit!

Thank tattoo97045
Reviewed 6 days ago

Taken a lot of company here they loved it we have been there about 14 times including the western days they have

Thank ValerieS2178
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting in Yuma I wanted to check out some of the local history. I had driven up to the prison on a previous visit but it was closed so I put it on my to do list this visit. The Yuma community has slot...More

Thank Gayleetro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to explore various historical places. We watch Ghost Adventures snd try to go places theyve gone. This prison is worth the visit snd has character Cant imagine being an inmate here back in the day.

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gem of Yuma. State and community has done an excellent job maintains and adding exhibits. A lot of interactive displays.

Thank Niborj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travel back in time and get a feel for the reality of prison life in the old west days. Staff was great and helpful with information and the self guided tour worth the time.

Thank Chiefbuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this visit. It is not large but the museum is laid out nicely with easy to follow information. We were scared out of the Dark Cell which was unsettling on its own by tiny bats just hanging around. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth seeing. It really shows the history of Yuma and makes you feel like you are walking on to a movie set or back into history. I loved reading about the inmates and knowing just a tad about their backgrounds and why they were...More

Thank Antxiara
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not that many building to tour, but the museum is very interesting. Also, the views from the prison tower are beautiful.

Thank neakaye
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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 robertonsamantham | 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!