Museum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City

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  • First prison museum I've been to....very unusual, interesting, informative. Close up exhibits in old cells. Lots of history you don't learn in school. You can go into the gas chamber. Gift shop. 2 for...  more »
  • The museum was very interesting. The history of the prison convinced us that we didn’t want to live there! The art work made by the prisoners was incredible.  more »
  • one of the best prison museums Ive been to (!) well laid out.....informative.....very knowledgeable staff......good displays......one drawback....you cant sit in the gas chamber! oh yes....and next do...  more »
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  • Fun really well put together museum. Really good cell room displays you can mostly walk in and read about. Also has a great gift shop!! Truly a gem and a great historic piece. Won't take you long to get through but absolutely worth it.
  • Going here was a really neat adventure. Much thanks to Tonya for showing me around and explaining some of the preserved history there. Everything was well laid out and easy to access. If you're a corrections nerd, much like myself, you'll really love this place...and if not, you get a great sneak peek in to what a real prison used to look like long ago. Not to mention the spook factor in the basement. Play your cards right, you may have a brush with the paranormal. Visit and enjoy...you'll be glad you did.
  • I've lived here for ages and had never visited. I'm so glad I finally did! This is a really interesting museum. Lots of great history.
  • Great place to visit with friends and family. A lot of information provided about the history of the prisons.
  • Really interesting prison museum, sitting adjacent to a Correction Centre. Some moving exhibits of a bygone era, wonderfully preserved. A good 2 hours spent here learning about justice (and injustice).

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