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. PutYuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park into our Yuma trip itinerary tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The entire experience was excellent. IF you are visiting Yuma, in my opinion, this is a must see attraction. Glenn Ford and the movie The 3:10 To Yuma remain with me dating back to 1957. The weather.....  more »
  • This was my second visit to Yuma Territorial Prison and just like the first time... I Loved It! on this trip we got to meet 2 vary nice employees who told us a lot of vary interesting facts about...  more »
  • We definitely enjoyed our visit to the prison. It was clean, informative, and a really neat piece of Yuma history. There's a little museum there along with the actual cells that you can go and visit. The Dark Cell is incredible. It's amazing how dark it is in there even with the door open! The gift shop is cute and has Yuma merchandise available. We have 2 small children and even they seemed to enjoy their time there. The museum is catered towards adults so they didn't want to spend a lot of time in there but there were plenty of places for them to explore around the park.
  • Great museum with a lot of history and you can walk around and look at everything. Great for my 7 year old!! Or anyone else that doesn't like just looking at pictures on walls. Go into old jail cells, hang out in the "quad", take a shot at getting a coin into the bed pan in one of the cells. Beautiful scenery, great people and awesome history!! Thank you!

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