Museum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City

4.3
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Very interesting place - good history and summary of corrections. Interesting displays and thought--provoking.  more »
  • Worth the money to see the cellblock and gas chamber. Everything was neatly organized into each cell. Fascinating history at this place.  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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