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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The history of the prison with its many stories is extremely well told. The exhibits cover the entire spectrum of life in this state prison

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Ripon, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Most unusual and interesting museum. Former women's prison houses the displays. Hard to believe the Territorial Prison next door opened in1868 and is still operational. Previously functional gas chamber on display.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. The young lady at reception was very welcoming and gave us lots of interesting information. The audio tour was particularly good.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gives you an eye opening look at prison life - past and present. Also, there are some very talented artists in prison.

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Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a good way to spend a couple hours and the historical aspect gave us a good understanding of the area.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Some of the exhibits were a little boring considering its a prison museum... Gas chamber was cool and some of the displays were interesting. Perhaps a guided tour of this rather small building would be more beneficial.

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Berlin, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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