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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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Only a small portion remains

This is only a small portion of the large territorial prison that was built in 1875. We had an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RNRVTravler
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Crestview, Florida
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Neat

This was a neat museum but I wouldn't go again. Neat to see all the old guns and artifacts and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cheryl E
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is only a small portion of the large territorial prison that was built in 1875. We had an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide who shared many stories and facts about the prison. The view from the top of the guard tower is spectacular. The...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a neat museum but I wouldn't go again. Neat to see all the old guns and artifacts and the old jail cells but not much to it it was cheap

Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I particularly liked the stories about the inmates and their handmade items on display. The kids enjoyed dressing in the inmate shirt and taking photos.

1  Thank RobinPT2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this place many times and every single time is a different and positive learning opportunity. Everything here is so real and has a detail and a story to narrate to its visitors. This is a place for both young and old...More

Thank 596bambi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stop and visit this place while in Yuma. Very well kept place. Great story ! Really enjoy this attraction. A nice movie. Very good exhibition museum. Like very much to see the jail. Take time to walk around and rad the "stories" from...More

1  Thank joselito1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know this was right in town and that I had driven by it many times. What an interesting visit, particularly reading about the women who were prisoners there.

Thank casa304
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not aware of the existence of the prison until my visit to Yuma. The history of the territory and the importance of the prison go hand in hand. It is a shame that part of the prison was destroyed to make room for...More

Thank MR2-Kermit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an afternoon trip to the prison. It was a fun history lesson and they had interesting museum exhibits. We wouldn't necessarily have gone out of our way to see it, but enjoyed it all the same.

Thank Dallas L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the prison is very well described across the different displays. A very interesting museum stands at the middle of the prison. It gives us an idea about life in the prison and how it was to be a prisoner in such a...More

Thank Mf777x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place to see actual artifacts straight out of history. You can walk through the prison yard and see into cells that held prisoners in the late 1800's. It is easy to imagine what the prisoners of the Old West felt like!...More

Thank fxdlisa
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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
27 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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