Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma

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Walk into cells through iron-grate doors, see photographs and exhibits of notable prisoners, and take in views of the nearby river from the guard tower of Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Now a museum, the territory's first prison was built in 1876 by individuals who became its first inmates. Watch a video presentation to learn about the types of prisoners held here, such as a Mexican revolutionary, a female bandit, and a polygamist. You can walk around the park outside and picnic designated areas. Plan to visit Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yuma attractions using our Yuma itinerary builder.
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  • August 8, 2017
    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- Sun...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Fascinated by the historical significance that this place represents, we went to the prisons ... he let down! A Museum, cute, sends through film clips shot in prison or who speak of Yuma, but otherwise, a single small arm, two dark room and courtyard of the hour of fresh air ... but everything without arousing emotions, indeed ... Of course the comparison, hazardous, with Alcatraz is natural and does not hold water even in the slightest. In short, not worth the trip, if cu on must go apposta...se you pass because it is en route, then you can expect a half hour visit.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Pass for one night in yuma we visited the historical prison of the city, a nice ride! Our guide told us the story of the prison with many anecdotes on various prisoners who could there be locked. The tour takes a little less than two hours and is really not expensive. You can see in what conditions were held prisoners at the time (from what we could see terrible). A visit if you go through the city, on the other hand made attention to the opening and closing hours! The Park closes at 5: 00.
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  • June 13, 2017
    The prison site is a very quick experience. I could tell the effort was high in making it enjoyable, yet I really thought that it is definitely an experience that won't be added to anyones bucket lists.
  • April 13, 2017
    We got to see the structure of prison way back then, though it may have been better before, still, I would not like to stay here. :) There is a video showing, a museum about the history and stuff about the prison and its prisoners. You'll get to try the prison uniform for a sample mug shot from your phone. We liked the guard tower for the 360°view of the area. Don't forget to check and buy souvenirs at the shop.
  • March 14, 2017
    Nice peak into history! The grounds were well maintained and clean and the staff was nice. The museum was pretty cool and contained a lot of information, photos and original artifacts. As an adult i paid a $6 ticket fee and it was money well spent. Would definitely visit again when i'm in the area.
  • July 6, 2017
    Great place to visit get facts of Old Historic Yuma, great views of Yuma Valley, great parking and easy access to the Colorado river!👍🎣🚣🚤🌅
  • April 29, 2017
    It was OK. Its great they preserved the history as the prison has been dismantled over the years. There is a repeating 10 minute movie you start with which is interesting but the projector was so heavily pixelated from a failing project only about 2/3 the screen was visible. There are artifacts displayed on the museum floor including a mirror used to photograph front and side of prisoners faces at the same time that you can sit at and have your picture taken. Some of the cells and still intact with motion activated voices of actors portraying a prisoner telling his story. Maybe 1.5 hours for a casual walkthru.

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