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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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Traveling Phoenix to San Diego so Yuma a great place to stop for lunch and Yuma Prison great place to stretch your legs. Fascinating history and scenic promontory overlooking Colorado River. $12 admission for 2. Museum section on the life history of some of the...More
The park was a little smaller than you may have seen portrayed. Most of the actual prison is gone, won't take long to visit. There's enough to give you goosebumps though! We spent a good deal of time in the museum part, really done well...More
My boyfriend and I went here in December. There wasn’t too many people there so we had the whole place to ourselves. If you are into history at all, this is a great place to spend 1-2 hours. They had a little skit put on...More
Only a small part of the prison remains but still very interesting. Lots of interesting photos Hard to believe people really live in those cells even against their will go up the observation tower and look around. When finished there walk up and down the...More
Only cost us $4 each with military Id. Didn’t take long but for $4 well worth it. I found the stories very interesting. The grounds are very clean. Friendly staff. Amazing views. Think there were paths you could walk but didn’t.
That‘s how my favorite postcard of the jail reads. This site is worth the available tours. It would be hard to get s feeling for this without the history.
This is a place worth visiting more than once. First I would come for the history....More
Interesting and informative. The docent really knew his stuff. Lots of antidotes about the history of the prison. Well presented but due to large group the microphone wasn’t up to the job at times. Had to stand close to hear. There was a re-enactment event...More
Had family from out of town and did the visit to the Yuma territorial prison, our family was pretty amazed with the artifact room and all the personal stories from the inmates that makes the tour more personal, unbelievable how thick the oxigen gets inside...More
Very interesting and extraordinary friendly staff. Well worth a visit when in Yuma or if you're just driving past on your way to/from San Diego. Easy to find, right next to the freeway. Highly recommended!