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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  • I don’t always have the patience for museums, but this grabbed my attention. It was extremely well done. It was fascinating to walk into real jail cells and see the real gas chamber Photos from the....  more »
  • The museum is set up so nicely! Each cell has a different category of history and you could quite literally stay for hours reading everything! Such a really good, historical, authentic place to...  more »
  • 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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