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Texas Prison Museum

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Address: 491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone Number: (936) 295-2155
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric...
Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
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Great Texas Prison History

If you are looking for a great place to investigate some Texas history, the Texas Prison Museum is more than fulfilling. From Ole Sparky to the Texas Prison Rodeo, there is a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Missouri City, Texas
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Missouri City, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a great place to investigate some Texas history, the Texas Prison Museum is more than fulfilling. From Ole Sparky to the Texas Prison Rodeo, there is a lot of history to be found here. The exhibits are amazing! The museum is easy access from Interstate 45 just north of Huntsville. It is very reasonably priced... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We liked it, having family in law enforcement we could appreciate what they endure but also a criminals life behind bars in the Texas penal system.

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Willis, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was a scorching hot day last summer and we were returning home from running errands. We'd driven past the Prison Museum dozens of times and decided to stop in and look around. The admission charge is quite inexpensive, parking is free. So glad we did .... it was much more than we expected. Packed with interesting exhibits, historical facts... More 

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Dickinson, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband is a big fan of history and he had a great time visiting this place. The art is delightful and the history of our criminal justice system is rich in Huntsville,Texas. Do not bring kids that will not allow you to enjoy this visit. I made that mistake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped here on a whim and was glad that we did. The displays are interesting as are the backstories that go along with them. They have a nice display of souvenirs, some of which are made by the prisoners. The entry fee was inexpensive and plenty of free parking.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was amazed at all the facts that are shared in this museum. We were greeted by two very helpful young ladies and then shown an optional film which was great. Highly recommend history buffs go and enjoy the Texas facts and see how far the prison system has come!

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Houston, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautiful, new, modern building just off interstate 45 offers everything you ever wanted to know about the Texas prison system.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was expecting a little bit more but for a small museum it was very educational. The staff was friendly and knowledgable and the price to get in was very inexpensive.

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It you're a history buff, or just interested in the prison system or law enforcement, you should check it out. Not very big, but there is a lot of history there. And definitely worth the $5 admission.

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Somerville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very well done, quite captivating. Lots of information to read with lots to look at too. Made me want to read more about it when I get home!

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