Museum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City

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  • This was a very interesting museum with a lot of history! It was fun to see what the prison looked like. We enjoyed learning about some of the notorious criminals. Young children may not enjoy it beca...  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum, telling you the story of the Colorado Department of Corrections. We were with a group of corrections professionals from different parts of the world. The museum is w...  more »
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  • Really cool history. Some exhibits seemed a little outdated. The prices aren't bad, and I killed an hour waiting out inclement weather on a motorcycle. The staff was friendly and answered some questions I had . If in Canon City without much else to do stop in. I like the macabre, and there could be a little more about the process of death in the gas chamber, what gas they used (tanks are stamped ammonia at least), and just the death mishaps and such, or how it was perfected. Side note: Maybe it's the rooting for the bad guy sometimes mentality, but I think maybe a few too many exhibits were dedicated to the wardens. I wanna see who was a bad mother that walked these cells.
  • Great museum! Fremont has an abundance of prisons, so there's a lot of interesting history here. The prices aren't too bad, and if you've served at all, you'll probably get an even better price. Tis a great place for kids, as we took my nephews and they loved it. The gift shop is pretty cool, too. If you're looking for something fun to do in Cañon, and don't have anything to do outside, stop here!

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