Museum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City

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  • Though small in size this museum can keep you busy easily for an hour or more. Each cell tells a story related to the crime and criminals of its era. And what makes it unique is that it was the first ...  more »
  • Very interesting. Lots of facts about a lot of bad people hard to believe that people can be so mean.  more »
  • An interesting Museum on the prison world and the history of Canon City. The staff answer all of your questions. A brochure in french is lent to you on simple request.
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  • Has lots of cool things, from the prison's past, to see. Lots of information on the history of the prison and of it's inmates. There is a fee to tour the building. There is also a gift shop that has some pretty neat memorabilia. They even have old fashioned jail cell locks and keys for sale. And they look like old locks that were actually used. All in all, I had loads of fun!
  • What an interesting place! Many of the exhibits are actually inside the cells. Lots of displays that are super interesting. One of my favorites was the toilet paper artwork of the inmates. They have a sweet little gift shop that sells leather goods made by inmates of the Colorado prisons. Worth going to see.
  • Fantastic, take the audio system for the tour. The displays are so well laid out you get a real feel for life in the prisons (inmates & guards) in the early 1900's. Don't miss it!!
  • Interesting and educational opportunity. My 12 year old really enjoyed it too. Each cell is set up to show you a time period or specific prisoner. Fair price for entry as well.
  • Passed this by far too many times. If you like historical visits, this is a must. Glad we took the suggestion afterwards and visited Woodpecker Hill.

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