YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – No one wants to go to jail. right?
Here in Yuma, the semi-prison is a cultural landmark visited by thousands of locals and curious tourists every month.
You may know what prison is like, but you've probably never seen it like this.
You can see that the Yuma Territorial Prison is enveloped in darkness. Open on select nights in February. Enjoy this unique opportunity to stroll through the park under the moonlight and explore the museum at night.
“It gives us a sense of what it was like for the 3,069 men and women who were incarcerated here at Yuma Territorial State Prison,” said Yuma Territorial State Prison Park Manager Janna Kruse. “And when the night comes, that sense of wonder really heightens and helps you imagine what life was like behind bars.”
Dare to enter the Dark Cell, sip on a Fuzzy Scorpion mocktail, or pay your respects to the prison cemetery. If you look close enough, you might see the ghost of a prisoner who attempted to escape.
“We'll give you some tips to help you find them, but let's see if you can find them all,” Kruse said.
Visit Yuma Territorial Prison in the evening on February 8th, 15th, and 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 13, and children under 6 are free.
For more information, please visit the yumaprison.org website.