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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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Berlin, Ohio, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I liked it was very compact place very easy to get around but in a wheelchair it's a little compact you can still see most everything but not quite everything.

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Drummonds, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very informative and interesting but I would like to have received a little more information as to why the original prison is still in use and the museum prison was the 2nd one built.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

if you find prisons or criminals interesting this is a good place to stop by and spend an hour. the exhibits seem a little dated and low budget but there are some very interesting stories found throughout the museum.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was surprisingly intresting with all of the history of brutality it was the prison that you see tv shows made about with the cruel warden, times where tough then.A lot of infamous people where housed there.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited here last Saturday. We did not pay for the audio tour and maybe that would have made the difference between an okay visit and a great one. It was interesting but nothing I would do again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I wasn't sure this was going to be such an interesting attraction but once inside and listening to the audio tour it was truly a good stop. Very informative and enlightening as to what really goes on "behind bars".

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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