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“A must visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Texas Prison Museum

Texas Prison Museum
491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
(936) 295-2155
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Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
Huntsville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I always take visitors to the Texas Prison Museum. Lots of history of famous outlaws, see "Old Sparky, the creativity of the inmates whether they're fashioning weapons from common items or impressive artwork, as well as crafted items. Have your photo made in a prison sale wearing prison garb.

Visited November 2011
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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“prisoner reform”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

A town full of prisons increasing it revenue on the misery of others.

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Small, but interesting Prison Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

WE have driven by the museum many times and decided to make a stop. Although it was hard to get to it was worth the effort.

It is small, but very interesting. The section on Bonny & Clyde was very interesting. Of special interest was the section on the annual rodeos held at the prison as we had attended as many of the rodeos we could when we moved to Texas.

A real h-lite is "Old Sparky", the electric chair used to excute prisoners that were sent to death row.

Visited July 2012
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Kilgore, Texas
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“Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Us a very informative and interesting look at our prison system in the past and in the present. The exhibits are very thought provoking. A very well thought out and put together museum. The couple at the front desk were polite and very well knowledged about all aspects of the museum.

Visited June 2012
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“Recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

If you're interessted in taking some "time off" and get to know the legal system, this would be the perfect thing to visit. We stayed here for a couple of hours, and it was very instructive information.

Visited March 2012
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