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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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It's awesome, cheap, a must go place in yuma, arizona. We went in September 2017, really good at my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
José Artur M
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interesting look at past

Though originally a residence for criminals, my visit was enjoyable. Trivia information abounded... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
esther P
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Only remnants remain of this historic prison built in 1876, where you can see photographs of some of the prisoners who served time here over its 33 years of operation and get a feel for frontier justice.
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's awesome, cheap, a must go place in yuma, arizona. We went in September 2017, really good at my opinion.

Thank José Artur M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Though originally a residence for criminals, my visit was enjoyable. Trivia information abounded and all places were easily accessible.

Thank esther P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove the 2 1/2 hours here based on this websites listed hours. The prison is closed from September 5-20th. Not given an option to edit. Please be advised

Thank jerseytraveller_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a very interesting place its to bad that they let it deteriorate so far before putting it to use the visit is very interesting when it stopped being a prison it became the high school then when uma got a high school the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good museum area with artifacts and exhibits... The banners showing convicts and various aspects of the prison are very interesting. Walk the yard and see the old stone and iron grate cells.... Very cool outlook over the Colorado River.

Thank Yumadavis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there every time we have visitors to Yuma. A well done restoration of a part of the Yuma territory. Also, after it was abandoned it served as the high school when the first one burned. Since then, their mascot has been the "Criminals"

Thank Pretzel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place, well worth a stop, so much history, and take the time to tour the grounds and the cemetery. Then is you have a little more time, explore old town Yuma.

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nice to visit as the former prision has been made famous from movies and some the inmates that once stayed behind these wall. a guided tour ofters a lot of info into the history of this place even the time it was used...More

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showing my Aunt what a territorial prison in Yuma look like as well as the history of Yuma. What a pleasant tour. I have been in the territorial prison a dozen times. Every time I visit, there's always something new.

Thank Hedi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course it's stinkin' hot in Yuma in July but well worth a stop here. Walk through the prison/cell area for 15-20 minutes then back in the air conditioned museum that is packed full of information. A short film about the prison itself. Plan to...More

Thank azsailor
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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!