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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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I loved it. This was a great time out for my family and I. The only down side was the heat, but... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
autumnshaley
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Yuma, Arizona
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We were in Yuma for two days and the prison is closed two days a week and those days where of cause... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
mettejensen99
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it. This was a great time out for my family and I. The only down side was the heat, but that's not something that can be escaped during yuma summers. It was a history packed trip that we loved. There was even interactive...More

Thank autumnshaley
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Yuma for two days and the prison is closed two days a week and those days where of cause the two days we were there, Tuesday and Wednesday so remember to visit Yuma Monday ore Thursday- Sunday. We saw it from the...More

Thank mettejensen99
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great history of Yuma Territory and old prison they filmed movies here 310 to Yuma, there is a small museum with a lot of history about the surrounding territories, unbelievable how the prisoners were kept inside those cells!

1  Thank prios58
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Was passing through Yuma between 2 business meetings and wasn't expecting it to be anything other than an overnight stop. But decided to visit the prison before leaving in the morning. Found it very interesting, although only a small site there was a lot to...More

1  Thank JulesB11_1967
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very well preserved historic site with pictures, artifacts, and actual cells to give you a feel for what life was really like for the prisoners. Well worth the time to visit!

2  Thank Teresa M
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your review - and for braving our summer heat! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Overlooking the river and Yuma is this amazing old prison! So much history in this one location. A great way to spend a few hours and learn a good deal of the local history!

Thank 742denisel
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We just visited here! Despite the incredible heat, we had a wonderful time. Very interesting place. I appreciated the short movie on the prison's background. So many cool items on display, and it was fun, though on the hot side!, to walk around the cells...More

Thank MominVirginia
Teri I, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for not calling your review "Beware of the Heat" and special kudos to you for braving our summer heat! I will be sure to share your review with the staff - I'm glad they were able to instruction you on dust storm driving...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Employment transfer has brought me here and I have learned about the great sightseeing spots located in and around Yuma from co-workers. I consider a MUST DO event while deployed or employed to Yuma. It’s a small museum and reading can be done in one...More

Thank cynthiahB610XM
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Super interessting place to see. When we arrived we got welcomed by the staff and received information about the place. This time of the year it is very hot, but still worth going. This gives a good view about the circumstances the prisoners used to...More

Thank JolienHuygelen
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My husband and I always watch old westerns Yuma Territorial Prison is mentioned in many ,so we decided to add it to our must visit list. Very interesting place, showed the harshness of the old west prison system. Enjoy looking at the old photos ,weapons,...More

Thank Linda F
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Caryl M
25 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
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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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