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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

220 N. Prison Hill Road

On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Thus began the legend of the Yuma Territorial Prison. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within the walls during the prison's 33 years of operation.

You don't have to wait until 3:10; the park is open from 9-5 daily (see hours here) so stop in and take a walk through a big piece of Old West history.


Nichole Perkins

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
So much history in one spot. If you are looking for interesting, true stories you won't get from a history book, this is one of those places. You learn about the early prison system and the people who lived and worked there. They keep alive what otherwise would have probably been forgotten.

Sr R

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Very well maintained historical park. The park staff take immense pride in keeping it in perfect and clean shape. Restrooms, signboards, gift shop all look very neat. History is very engaging. Happy that this was rescued from falling victim to budget cuts.

Holly Banes

Friday, July 13, 2018
Great place to visit. If your a history buff or just like to see historical buildings this is a must see! Entry is reasonably priced.

jake james

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Something a bit different we tried, $8 for adults and the place was small. Learned some cool things along the way and the black room had bats in it. Cool for passing by to blow time, but nothing to go out of the way for

David McKune

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Very interesting! They have done a tremendous job of restoring the facility and presenting it in a respectful manner. Well worth the visit!

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