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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Traveling Phoenix to San Diego so Yuma a great place to stop for lunch and Yuma Prison great place... read more

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ret1re
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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The park was a little smaller than you may have seen portrayed. Most of the actual prison is gone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
our70mc
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mason city
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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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ret1re
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SavannaDaniels10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L6384OEjessicar
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for family trips, show kids how it was when that was an active prison. Interesting to see who was locked up in the prison over the years it was open. Great trip to see history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D6224KQdavidg
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PatP001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SOSTA20
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Heather M
15 December 2018|
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Response from Chiefbuff | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards at the location.
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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
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Rose-Anne613
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.
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