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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Great Place to visit

The hosts were very friendly. They had it set up in a way that it was easy to depict the life and... read more

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762haroldw
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American Falls, Idaho
Excellent place to visi!

It brings you a clear perspective of hoe absolutely horrible it was to have been i jail back then... read more

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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220 N Prison Hill Rd, Interstate 8 at Giss Parkway, Yuma, AZ 85364-2307
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Reviewed today via mobile

We always wanted to stop here, and this year our Dtar Parks Annual Pass made it worth while and “free.” We wandered for about 45 minutes, enjoyed learning about the inmates and those attached to the prison. It was a nice break in driving, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hansandjen
Reviewed today

The hosts were very friendly. They had it set up in a way that it was easy to depict the life and times at the prison in its early days. They keep the grounds very well groomed. It is great attraction for the price.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 762haroldw
Reviewed yesterday

It brings you a clear perspective of hoe absolutely horrible it was to have been i jail back then! No rights for the convicted!!! Great educational museum!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sushew
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been there a couple of times. A great place to take visitors of Yuma. A lot of history and interesting facts about life st that time. Excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an enjoyable and interesting place to spend the afternoon. This place gives real insight to the way things were in early Yuma.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank colleenbX2734JQ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I first visited here in 1992 and gave brought many visitors here. In about 2010 the state was going to close this state park due to budget cuts. The city took over with private donations. It's amazing how the park has improved in that time....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little museum. Offers retail and reinactments and easy walking self touring. Access is easy off the interstate.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alfredj625
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I found it to be very interesting. We got in with the guided tour so we received a little more of the history that we would have missed just reading each display. It is completely run by volunteers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fred M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I figured this would be a decent way to kill some time and would be a cool little park. However I left pretty disappointed. It costs $8, which was a little high for what was there. A lot of remodeling. And it just overall wasn’t...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thetylertank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to tour the museum and was greeted by the most friendly staff. This is a museum that is well worth the stop. It is hard to imagine the way it was back then and to read the stories about how they ended...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank terdyc
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Pam C
25 February 2019|
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Response from BajaBuddies2 | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed. Leave pet in hotel room or camper or ? You can easily spend much more than an hour here!
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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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