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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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Temporarily closed for maintenance.

We drove the 2 1/2 hours here based on this websites listed hours. The prison is closed from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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prison used for many things

this is a very interesting place its to bad that they let it deteriorate so far before putting it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove the 2 1/2 hours here based on this websites listed hours. The prison is closed from September 5-20th. Not given an option to edit. Please be advised

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a very interesting place its to bad that they let it deteriorate so far before putting it to use the visit is very interesting when it stopped being a prison it became the high school then when uma got a high school the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good museum area with artifacts and exhibits... The banners showing convicts and various aspects of the prison are very interesting. Walk the yard and see the old stone and iron grate cells.... Very cool outlook over the Colorado River.

Thank Yumadavis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there every time we have visitors to Yuma. A well done restoration of a part of the Yuma territory. Also, after it was abandoned it served as the high school when the first one burned. Since then, their mascot has been the "Criminals"

Thank Pretzel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place, well worth a stop, so much history, and take the time to tour the grounds and the cemetery. Then is you have a little more time, explore old town Yuma.

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nice to visit as the former prision has been made famous from movies and some the inmates that once stayed behind these wall. a guided tour ofters a lot of info into the history of this place even the time it was used...More

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showing my Aunt what a territorial prison in Yuma look like as well as the history of Yuma. What a pleasant tour. I have been in the territorial prison a dozen times. Every time I visit, there's always something new.

Thank Hedi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course it's stinkin' hot in Yuma in July but well worth a stop here. Walk through the prison/cell area for 15-20 minutes then back in the air conditioned museum that is packed full of information. A short film about the prison itself. Plan to...More

Thank azsailor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tour The tour guides were very informative,friendly and helpful Interesting how prisons operated back in territorial days

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's so hot in Yuma in August you can't hike or ride ATVs so we took an hour to visit the prison. Very cool to see, cheap, and since we had an active duty Marine with us, we got in for $3/person.

Thank amritz
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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
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.
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!