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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Worth the trip!

Definitely worth the visit. So much history here. Make sure you watch the movie it has a ton of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cindi S
Phoenix, Arizona
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Intersting view of the early days

I recommend taking a docent led tour to get the full history. They are no charge but accept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt E
Yuma, Arizona
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
220 N Prison Hill Rd, Interstate 8 at Giss Parkway, Yuma, AZ 85364-2307
+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. So much history here. Make sure you watch the movie it has a ton of info.

Thank Cindi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend taking a docent led tour to get the full history. They are no charge but accept donations. It is interesting to see what the frontier was like a hundred years ago.

1  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closed for annual maintenance. Call first. Really want to see but will have to be at another time. See everything in Yuma int winter or you'll melt.

Thank Keith M
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry we missed you! Hope you will make a return trip - we will re-open on September 20th.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting here the first time we traveled to Yuma. Learning about its past was good and the jail bars made for interesting pictures.

Thank Eggett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It will take about 2 hours to check out the prison . Discounts for Seniors, Military, and children. As of this writting. Adults $8 discount fares $6 or less... Historical prison, old cells, museum telling about some prisoners , solitary confinement areas, gift shop and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative .Take your camera take your pic as a mugshot or in a cell. A real eye opener on history as well . Hard to believe a woman could go to prison for flirting but yes you could. Lotsa information and very...More

1  Thank ttaxdame17
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The territorial prison in Yuma is a dichotomy in so many ways! It was located on the highest bluff overlooking the Colorado River with large vistas all around. Nice if you were a guard or prison staff not so nice if you were a prisoner!!...More

1  Thank Kansasdj
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The prison has become the go to when we have out of area visitors. The displays and the cell block make for an interesting and educational experience.

Thank John E
Reviewed 15 August 2018

self guided tour so no great stories to be heard.I don't think kids would like this tour? If I were to go again I'd shoot for after Sept.More

Thank Keith P
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We do offer guided tours during the winter months typically starting in October and going through April. I hope you will be able to visit us again and catch one of the tours given by our museum docents. It's also a good idea to call...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We finally stopped at the old prison to go on a tour, after driving by so many times. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. The volunteer guide was well informed and gave a wonderful presentation of the history of this unique place.

1  Thank AnnieRd
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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!