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Museum of Colorado Prisons

201 North 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212
719 269-3015
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Canon City
Type: Museums
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had been here before but was looking thru Groupon &nd a deal, since my now 8yr old was very young the last time we decided to go. Paid $14 thru Goupon for a family of 4 admission. The place is kinda small, def watch your head when going down stairs. Its kinda creepy knowing that people have actually died... More

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Oceanside, California, USA
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29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took the audio tour instead of the book tour and it was excellent as we walked from one cell # to another to hear about escapes, tower guards, punishments, food, cell sizes & personalizations, murders for the gas chamber and now lethal injection, etc. The two most interesting things to me were that there are 13 prisons in the... More

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Denver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Ok.... so it is the entrance right next to some very imposing guard turrets and weathered walls that bring to mind the prisons of the classic "big house" movies. Imagining you will be wandering the grounds of an old time joint... you enter the visitor center and anticipate a grand tour. As it turns out... despite its age, the prison... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

this is a must see! i would do this again....great for all ages. another perk is its affordable......

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Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was okay it was on the way home so we stopped to stretch and educate ourselves ;) it had some good information cost is 7 dollars per adult 5 per child up to 12 years old it's outdated but run on volunteer funding so can't really complain its an interesting stop I wouldn't go out of my way, but... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Looks can be deceiving when viewing this little green building from the outside. This museum has a lot of history and there was quite a bit to see. You can either tour this museum with a pamphlet on your own or use their headphones. Wish we had used their headphones as we tend to skip around when viewing at our... More

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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was much more interesting than we thought it would be. It would be nice, however, if there were volunteers who could give more information. The woman at the main desk was pretty clueless.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped in 2 weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see. We didn't do the tour using headphones-just wandered at our leisure. And the little gift shop was even a bigger surprise. Who knew I would find the perfect pair of earrings in a prison museum!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The museum is located in the former women's territorial prison. Each display is located in one of the former cells. Very informative on the history of the prison, wardens, and issues past and present with incarcerations.

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Clay Center, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This tour was very good! We chose to do the tour with the headphones. I'm glad we did. You can also choose to follow the tour with a book if your want to go at your own pace. I highly recommend!

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