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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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Nice exhibit, good history, informative, in Yuma, all amenities. All amenities, good services... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kingmtpg
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Yuma, Arizona
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Definitely haunted

My son likes to ghost hunt and this placed was featured on Ghost Hunters a few years ago. He got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
celiaw337
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Mesa, Arizona
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice exhibit, good history, informative, in Yuma, all amenities. All amenities, good services near by.

Thank kingmtpg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son likes to ghost hunt and this placed was featured on Ghost Hunters a few years ago. He got his EVP and definitely got a response in the 'hole'. Very interesting piece of Arizona history with some amazing views from the guards platform. Just...More

Thank celiaw337
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been there many times and still really enjoy it. It is very interesting to think about how hard it was during the time period the prison was used

Thank toddr77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome layout and preservation of history!! Very helpful employees and very friendly too! I rate this as a MUST SEE place in Yuma, AZ... great history!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I have been here a few times previously, I decided to go again. I can’t even imagine how it must’ve been there when it actually was a prison. It is nicely kept up and if you’re in the area, a stop by is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way home from San Diego. If you can, I would suggest going during the winter, at 10 am it was already 95 degrees. This place is right off the freeway, easy to find. We spent about an hour but my...More

Thank beaujolias3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff of the old West, this is a must see. Movies have been made about and many stories written. Good for all ages. Don't think you will be disappointed in your visit. There are many other historical sites near by,...More

Thank John Kent T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Historians have gathered enjoyable and historical information about the Prison, Inmates and Staff. All age friendly displays.

Thank Marjean S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History front and center. Crazy place. Hot and cold. Old and full of history. Good food near by and history in old Town Yuma. Too much to see in an hour. Take a day to enjoy all of old Town Yuma. And enjoy the River...More

Thank Heidi S
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The visit was completely worthwhile. The displays are easy to read and well organized. The cells are disturbing to visit because they are real. The brief biographies of the inmates are enlightening. There were female prisoners and their offenses were often quite different from those...More

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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 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.
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pennstate1994
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!
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