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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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Only remnants remain of this historic prison built in 1876, where you can...

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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Toured the Yuma Territorial Prison. Modern prisoners are absolutely coddled compared to the brutal conditions that these men and women had. Some of the original buildings are... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Toured the Yuma Territorial Prison. Modern prisoners are absolutely coddled compared to the brutal conditions that these men and women had. Some of the original buildings are well preserved and maintained as well as many artifacts. Displays inside the air conditioned building were very interesting and informative. The outside buildings were also 'sobering'. We opted for a self paced tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent destination, reasonable cost. Make sure you time your arrival to join one of the guide's groups, the guides are very informative. The museum has lots of interesting displays, and you can dress yourself up in a striped outfit for pictures. This is about a 1-2 hour activity, and is an easy stroll with relatively easy access.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here with no expectations but enjoyed immensely. The tour guide was great. It was very informative and rich in history. Some of the stories were crazy what the prisoners endured. This doesn't take long so check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the prison on several occasions with friends and family. If you enjoy history about the West, or just have an afternoon to fill; it is definitely worth a visit. The tour is self guided which let's you go at your own pace and makes it easy to explore. The signage is pretty good and has a lot... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Nicely restored, good artifacts, and pretty good signage. Really, really glad I didn't have to do time there...hot, hot, hoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family reunion last November. Went thru the old prison and found it very interesting. We really liked the fact that it was self-guiding and easy to understand how life was like. We did find it a little creepy that it was also the high school at one time, but at the same time they became part of the... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen movie about the prison and I've been coming down here for years so I finally decided to go see it for myself. It was interesting and the fact that so many people put in a very small place. And I had no idea that women were also at this person. The one thing that struck me was that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... this is for you! Perfect place to stop for an hour we thought mid way through a 500 mile drive, and so it was, except we spent almost two hours there... but it was well worth it and the entrance fee of 6 USD a steal! Very well done and we now know a great deal more about the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From reading , I really did expect a more gruesome setting, but to be honest, it was the remnants of what once was. A lot has been destroyed by time and weather. Yuma in an summer has to be incredible so I'm sure it was hell.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly clerks, tour guides and interesting Yuma and prison history here. Enjoyed our guided tour and the museum.

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