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Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Address: 201 North 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: 719 269-3015
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Prison

A good look at history. My family thought it was cool to see what the inside of a prison looks like. Definitely worth the stop

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Mount Washington, Kentucky
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Mount Washington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A good look at history. My family thought it was cool to see what the inside of a prison looks like. Definitely worth the stop

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I felt a little creeped out as it had a heavy vibe about it. Interesting to see an actual gas chambers and all the facts what goes on behind the walls

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum at the request of my 11 year old daughter. She was curious what it was like for folks in prison and how they lived. The museum covers many areas of prison life and gives you a feel for what being an inmate would be like.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We came here on 4th of July and if you're in Canon City you might as well make a stop here. My husband really wanted to go here and I was indifferent. There is a lot to learn and you get to use a headset with audio OR a brochure. My husband used the headset and heard info that was... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A museum of Prisons being interesting - you got to be kidding me?? We went and ended up spending over 2 hours reading all the material and interesting items. One of the staff was from a family that worked in the prison system and she had a great knowledge of all the prison in the area. The staff also showed... More 

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North Royalton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Worth seeing while in Canyon City for the "bridge" and/or other attractions. Self-guided and doesn't take long to see. They have a model or a gas chamber (no longer used now it's lethal injection). Outside is the actual gas chamber last used about 25+ yrs. ago as I recall. You get a guide book upon entering and following down the... More 

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Canon City, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fascinating experience. So much more that I thought it was. a trip back in time very interesting and fun..

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was the women's prison building. Very interesting to see, worth the time. Plus the prison next door is still being used.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a small, cheap museum near Royal Gorge. Not fancy but very interesting. The boys and husband loved it. We chose the self guided tour to save time but there is a headphone tour which I am sure is more detailed but takes longer.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This small town prison museum was full of information and a great place to visit. Vanessa was amazing. She did some personal research for me based on a few questions and found out some amazing information for me. We went to the museum on the recommendations from others who had visited the museum in the past. If you make the... More 

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Address: 201 North 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: 719 269-3015
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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