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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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fantastic place

If you go when it's not crowded it is pretty interesting to take time to explore. If it is crowded... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kerry R
via mobile
What a history.

If traveling on I-8 going through Yuma this is a must see place in history. The grounds are very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob A
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you go when it's not crowded it is pretty interesting to take time to explore. If it is crowded not as much fun. Luckily when I arrived it was supposed to rain so it was pretty empty. Once the skies cleared people started to...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If traveling on I-8 going through Yuma this is a must see place in history. The grounds are very well kept and everything is well explained. Plan on spending a couple hours to take in this unik place in history.

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

together with our friends, we visited this location and found the experience to be very informative and interesting. I would recommend it as a location that should be visited by those who have not yet experienced this.

Thank Joanne L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned more about Yuma than I ever knew. I would NEVER want to be a prisoner I Here. Why you want me to say more? Then I would give away their learning.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of good history and very informative. Employees very friendly and helpful. Would be a nice educational field trip for school students.

Thank groggsharon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through this State Park you can really get a sense of what it must have been like in the late 1800's. Looking out Guard tower you will see the Colorado river meandering through the sagebrush and wildflowers and you can imagine riding through this...More

Thank Cinda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have been to Yuma several times before, I had never been to the Territorial Prison. This winter i decided to go and was glad I did. For a very reasonable price you are able to take a look back at a slice of...More

Thank islandiver7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a little over an hour here with my ten year old daughter. Great exhibits, not very crowded nice way to spend some time in Yuma

Thank Swissvale
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the reasons that I wanted to visit this territorial prison was that I was doing some research on Jack Swilling, the founder of Phoenix, and his wife Trinidad. You see, Mr. Swilling was accused and imprisoned here for a crime that he did...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice few hours going through the museum and viewing the cell blocks. Well worth it to take the time to see this historical site.

Thank C1993ZYkarene
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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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