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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  • Impressing to see how the prison was and was managed during it’s existence. Wonderful stories of prisoners and very nice to see this historical site 
    Impressing to see how the prison was and was managed during it’s existence. Wonderful stories of prisoners and very nice to see this historical site  more »
  • Very well done! Interesting and informative way to spend an hour or two. The Yuma Territorial Prison park is a must-see for children and adults, men and women visiting Yuma. In addition to the... 
    Very well done! Interesting and informative way to spend an hour or two. The Yuma Territorial Prison park is a must-see for children and adults, men and women visiting Yuma. In addition to the...  more »
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  • What a nice clean well maintained park. On the Colorado river half mile or so from downtown Yuma. Covered playground, picnic areas, outdoor foot wash and body rinse area. The bathroom were clean and up to date. The freeway bridge train trestle and surface road bridge provides plenty of shade with not a lot of noise over the parking lot and beach. But I would recommend always bringing your own shade.
  • Went in the Museum. Got me a couple things. No price gouging here. Very well priced. Met a very cheerful staff. Very pleased with my visit. Thank you. ☆☆☆☆☆

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