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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 interesting and informative. Temperature was warm but not too hot to handle. There's a 45... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carolsiphone
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A lil bit of western history

On our way to San Diego, my husband and I had to stop and explore the prison just because of all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharla P
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Temperature was warm but not too hot to handle. There's a 45 minute tour where they tell you the history. Good, safe parking. Plenty of shade and views of the town.

Thank Carolsiphone
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our way to San Diego, my husband and I had to stop and explore the prison just because of all the western movies with the Yuma prison in them. A very impressive display of the old west, how Yuma was a steamboat stop and...More

Thank Sharla P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the prison cells and especially the "dark cell" was scary. No wonder prisoners never wanted to be kept there. Well worth seeing. Many pictures, personal items, and stories in "museum" area.

Thank Joanne K
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to see how people lived a long time ago when in prison. After seeing this, I can't believe anyone survived in this environment.

Thank ChinaKasota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old cells are dark and spooky and you wonder how they survived compared to how prisoners are treated now. The grounds and information was really interesting. Recommend this place.

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very good. He really explained everything well. The museum had excellent displays. I enjoyed reading about some of the inmates. Very, very interesting.More

Thank ChuckBrooks
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have wonderfully knowledgeable tour guides! I will be sure to pass on your comments! Thank you! Just an FYI ... while the prison is set up to be self guided we do have guided tours available seasonally, so it's always a good idea to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent return visit to Yuma with my husband, I had to show him the old prison. Dan Perez offered us his tour, as he is a volunteer. That is what made this trip great! His stories and reenactments made for a great tour....More

Thank Vickie K
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I will be sure to pass your comments on to Dan. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit - thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a amazing site to see.. lots to look at there and see great history for young children and teens to know about yuma

Thank watsonallsopsonya123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can learn so much. Also, they have taken great care to set things up for your enjoyment. It is at least a one time stop if not more.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Missed out on our visit because of daylight saving time after driving from Palm Springs, so we decided to stay overnight and check out the prison in the morning. Expected a quick visit but had an absolute ball going through the place. Self guided tour...More

Thank AlandSueMac
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Rose-Anne613
Will be in Yuma Feb. 2017 & planning a half-day visit. Is there a restaurant? Menu please!
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
Is there a cost to tour the prison?
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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ANNE R
Can you camp overnight? .
31 January 2016|
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Response from Gae M | Reviewed this property |
No. But plenty of parks available to park in.
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