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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 have been here multiple times over the years. Since my last visit they have added a section for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kris M
Iwakuni, Japan
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Piece of Southwest History

If you are a history buff you will love the tour of the old prison and its mammoth walls. Its hard... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yuma, Arizona
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
+1 928-783-4771
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been here multiple times over the years. Since my last visit they have added a section for the women prisoners. Always fun to go through the old cell area. If you’re looking for something new to visit in Yuma, give this place a...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are a history buff you will love the tour of the old prison and its mammoth walls. Its hard to imagine a life of confinement in the hot, dry climate of Yuma. This is a piece of "have to see history" of the...More

Thank dayle2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nicely maintained museum. The exhibits were updated and well put together. There was a movie. Also, the grounds seemed fairly wheelchair accessible. I'm thankful that the community of Yuma has stepped up to try to keep this important piece of history alive.

Thank lazymtnbeagle
Reviewed 6 days ago

The old Yuma Prison is well maintained and interesting to see how AZ handled prisoners way back. The area is kept well, there is an inside gallery with photos, artifacts and a video that tells the story of the prison. Definitely worth the visit, just...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very interesting. A lot of history about this place which looks like an oasis in the middle of the dessert.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HUBBY LOVES HISTORY so he spent several hours wandering around.. the views are great, it's horrible to imagine prison life back then, and YES, GO, if you are into examining the past. FYI, Hubby could spend 24 hours at Alcatraz and I had to drag...More

1  Thank Lin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park was recommended to us by someone at the restaurant we ate breakfast at. The best part about it is the museum. It was interesting to see pictures of and read about those that was incarcerated there. The rest of the grounds wasn't as...More

Thank bct5254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an hour or so, it's a cool place to visit. The views alone make it worthwhile. The prison has a high vantage point over the Colorado River. The guard tower is a great place for pictures. Visitors get to see what prison...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's awesome, cheap, a must go place in yuma, arizona. We went in September 2017, really good at my opinion.

Thank José Artur M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though originally a residence for criminals, my visit was enjoyable. Trivia information abounded and all places were easily accessible.

Thank esther P
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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!