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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
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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 prison

This is very interesting history. Enjoyed wandering around the prison, looking in the cells and listening to the recordings of "prisoners" talking about themselves. The museum and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very interesting history. Enjoyed wandering around the prison, looking in the cells and listening to the recordings of "prisoners" talking about themselves. The museum and film were informative you could even take a prison photo of yourself or someone in your party

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prison was a part of growing up in Yuma. First high school classes were taught in prison facilities after it was closed as a prison. There has been quite a bit of restoration over the years and the current facility provides a great view of what prison life was like - not good.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a very nice way to spend a few minutes in Yuma. I dropped it and enjoyed the 30 minutes it took to see everything. I was there in Feb and the weather was very nice. there is a few things to see in some of the cells, but most are empty. If this is the number 1 attraction in... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the prison while we were visiting the Quartermaster Depot. All within walking distance of each other. Very interesting with a knowledgeable guide who could put you back there in that time. Interesting fact was that the original prisoners had to build their own cells. A lot of history there. We also went for a nice 2 mile walk... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So enjoyed viewing the Yuma territorial prison. The history, the displays, were all so interesting. Wish there was more of the original structures left but was well worth going and I'll go back again. Only $6.00 per adult. So much fun for so little. The gift shop was reasonably priced too! If you haven't been, you need to make this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is free and wide open. Cost was 6 bucks but many discounts could be redeemed. Did not have my VA disabled ID. Their is a mini theater to watch a movie about the prison. Enjoyed it. Many displays to read. You also can walk in a cell and even the dark one. Life was much different then. I schooled... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Bob as our guide. He told us that he was a volunteer and loved this job. This was easy to tell as he gave us lots of information in a friendly way. He gave us the history of the prison; how it was started; some of the prisoners and a piece of their background; some stories about the... More 

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Ontario,Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to take a tour with GARY! Gary was the best tour guide we have ever had. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining in giving us the history of the jail. He is the best person to ask questions about the jail. I really hope he gets rewarded well for his great job. The facts we found out on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little state park. It teaches some of the history of our great state. You get an up close view of what prison life was like. It is unusual to get to actually touch history!! Great place to let kids run and be kids. Has nice grass area and a few tables to resting. The staff were... More 

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Bayfield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting look into the world of prisons and how they were reformed by women such as Madora Ingalls. The actual cells are disturbing in that they were crowded, dark, dank and "self" constructed by the first inmates in 1876. Experience the infamous "dark cell" for uncontrollable prisoners. The museum is filled with fascinating information about who resided at the... More 

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