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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone Number: +1 928-783-4771
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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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Yuma State Prison Historic Park was the highlight of our visit to Yuma. Guided tour was very informative. Exhibits are very well done and fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yuma State Prison Historic Park was the highlight of our visit to Yuma. Guided tour was very informative. Exhibits are very well done and fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My in-laws were in town and they really liked this place. Its a very interesting to walk through and read the individual stories of the prisoners especially the crimes that women were incarcerated for. This place also opens during Halloween and different community groups set up in each cell and they pass out candy.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend visiting here. They have an outside overlook where the Colorado river was, an indoor museum filled with artifacts, information, movies, etc., along with being able to see the actual prison structure. It's quite shocking to see the horrific conditions that inmates endured, with a dark cell with a cage in the middle for 12 men. Absolutely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very good place to be enlightened about incarceration in years gone by. The prison was later turned into a school for several years. The Yuma sports team is now named the Criminals. A gift shop is on the premises. It is time well spent with a $6.00 admission fee. You will come away feeling blessed that you were never... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great place to spend some time educating yourself on how good we have it now. The history of this prison is amazingly spooky. The things that people got serious time for are so widely excepted today.

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The site is worth visiting to see how incarcerated were treated during the active period of this institution. The self guided tour can be an interesting primer on how the criminality were viewed. DWM

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It only cost $6 per person, so very reasonable. We joined a guided tour which is always very informative, as apposed to just reading the material and signs on your own. After the tour, we enjoyed going back through and reading more on the history of the prison.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the old prison cells, some of them still with the bunk beds. You can explore on your own or join a guided tour. There is also a small museum with artefacts and photos. They play a short movie which gives a good overview. One hour is enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really interesting place to visit. There are lots of actual artifacts and stories about the real people who were here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historical prison and it was so interesting. You can take your own picture in prison stripes with a number and it was really fun. Guided tour was excellent and very informative. This is a must see if you are in the Yuma area.

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