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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
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Being a history buff I really enjoyed the experience of seeing the prison and learning about its past, good and bad. Grounds are buildings are in excellent condition and the fellow at the gift store was very accommodating and answered all our questions. Would recommend...More
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.