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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Park
Ranked #2 in Yuma things to do
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220 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364
928-783-4771
http://www.yumaprison.org/
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The Yuma Territorial Prison opened on July 1, 1876 and lasted for thirty-three years. The prison provides an excellent view of the Colorado River, the Yuma Crossing, the Quechan ... Read more
Indian nation (along with the Casino), the railroad bridge that is operated by the Union Pacific Railway, and the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge (1915). The cellblocks give you a vividly eerie, macabre, feeling about what it must have been like to sleep six to a little cell, with no indoor plumbing, and only a bucket to get through the night (yuck!). No visit is complete without seeing the "Dark Cell" for the truly incorrigible felons. I would have gone crazy to spend one night in that dark, dank, dungeon.

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I have been here two times and it's been fun both times. It's cool to see the old history and learn about its impact on the community since it opened. The staff is so friendly and super knowledgeable. I recommend stopping here while passing through, you won't regret it.

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park is located in Yuma. It was a prison from the late 1800's to early 1900's. Tells the story of who was sent to the prions and why. It has many displays and exhibits to tells the story. Disability access is limited in some areas. Disability parking was provided.

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The Yuma Territorial Prison opened on July 1, 1876 and lasted for thirty-three years. The prison provides an excellent view of the Colorado River, the Yuma Crossing, the Quechan Indian nation (along with the Casino), the railroad bridge that is operated by the Union Pacific Railway, and the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge (1915). The cellblocks give you a vividly eerie, macabre, feeling about what it must have been like to sleep six to a little cell, with no indoor plumbing, and only a bucket to get through the night (yuck!). No visit is complete without seeing the "Dark Cell" for the truly incorrigible felons. I would have gone crazy to spend one night in that dark, dank, dungeon.

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