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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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Very historical and educational.

The gift shop has a lot of interesting trinkets and souvenirs. The staff there is friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2011
Judy C
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Yuma
A great historical picture of Arizona an prison from 1876 to present.

First, we visited the Yuma Visitor Info. Center on 4th Ave.; where we were given good info on... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2011
Ttraveler45
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Tempe, 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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

The gift shop has a lot of interesting trinkets and souvenirs. The staff there is friendly. Self-pace walking tour and the museun has a lot of great artificats and historical data. Fun for all ages!

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

First, we visited the Yuma Visitor Info. Center on 4th Ave.; where we were given good info on points of interest. A brochure gave us $1 per person off the admission to the prison. We spent a morning there, starting with a well-done video, then...More

Thank Ttraveler45
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

It was interesting reading about the background of the prisoners and the statistics about how long prisoners stayed in the dark cell. Looking at some of the cells was also interesting too. Overall, it was a reasonably good way to kill off 2hrs. If you...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Great place to spend an hour or two. Never knew the colorful history of this place. Excellent exhibits.

Thank omazing
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

The whole family can enjoy this historical presentation. Lots to see, very interesting. Great preservation.

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

It was my second visit here and the improvements are nice. It is a very interesting piece of AZ history.

Thank Pam L
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

This place is history. Immortalized, if only by inference, in the old western movie ‘3:10 to Yuma’ and its recent successful remake with Russell Crowe (worth seeing!) the Yuma territorial prison, IMO, is Yuma’s major tourist attraction. A small one-room museum is packed with interesting...More

Thank Esty666
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

The Territorial State Prison is the only attraction in Yuma. Really gives you a good look at how it must've really sucked to be a prisoner in the early 1900's.

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Reviewed 22 December 2010

History buffs and kids will both love the prison and stories of some of its residents. Also great views of the river, and the prison burial ground are worth seeing.

1  Thank MikeMfromWashDC
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

While in Yuma, we stopped at the Yuma Territorial Prison. The entry fee was very reasonable at $5 each. We stopped at the library to view the 30 minute video about this prison. While viewing the actual cells, another family thought it would be fun...More

1  Thank PropellerJourney
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Caryl M
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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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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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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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