Museum of Colorado Prisons, Cañon City

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The Museum of Colorado Prisons is located off U.S. Highway 50 in Cañon City, Colorado. It is housed in a former state women's prison and is directly east of the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (Old Max).
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  • Excellent tour! Kind of creepy but excellent! If you are in Canon City a must visit. I would also like to thank the receptionist extremely knowledgeable and helpful. My wife left her iPad Mini at the....  more
    Excellent tour! Kind of creepy but excellent! If you are in Canon City a must visit. I would also like to thank the receptionist extremely knowledgeable and helpful. My wife left her iPad Mini at the....  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was our second time to visit so we kind of rushed through. You can spend a bit of time if you read all of the exhibits. It kind of shocks you to realize what... 
    We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was our second time to visit so we kind of rushed through. You can spend a bit of time if you read all of the exhibits. It kind of shocks you to realize what...  more »
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  • Very interesting, I am not a very avid museum-goer and get bored pretty easily but this held my attention for a couple of hours. You get to go inside of the old cells, and inside each one is a different exhibit. There's a great mix of general information and replicas / original setups and pieces.
  • Great little museum. It’s very interesting to see the jail cells and the history it holds. They give you a booklet that corresponds to numbers on each exhibit to read about it. It took us about an hour to go through the main floor and downstairs. $8 for military and $10 for regular adults.

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