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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Worth the stop

Absolutely worth seeing. It really shows the history of Yuma and makes you feel like you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A fine little museum

Not that many building to tour, but the museum is very interesting. Also, the views from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, 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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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this spot! It is chocked full of history and interesting displays. It is easy to get around for those in wheelchairs. Not only is the prison history fascinating, but also it’s uses post prison! The area also provides a nice place to...More

1  Thank Fran4747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your free for 2 hours or passing through please stop it’s worth a visit fascinating just watch out for bats in solitary block. Staff were knowledgable thanks guys

1  Thank stephengaywood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let it be known that I'm not really into going to places like this... however I am very glad the wife and I did. You get a good overall history lesson of Yuma by reading all the signs that they have around the park. Great...More

1  Thank Noel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love to visit and see the history of the region. Views from tower are excellent to survey the nearby area

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Doesnt take much time at all. Very interesting reading. Worth the $. Bring water.

Thank lynn l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Cindi S
Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

2  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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 10 September 2018

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

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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!