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Museum of Colorado Prisons

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very informative and interesting, but it takes a while to see everything. There's lots of info in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Silverthorne, CO
Worth one visit

The museum was formerly the Colorado women's prison. Each cell in the block has a different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura V
Como, Colorado
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201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting. Lots of facts about a lot of bad people hard to believe that people can be so mean.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and interesting, but it takes a while to see everything. There's lots of info in there - friendly and helpful staff!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very informative and nice. This is an informative place. I had been by before but never went in. Glad I did.

Thank mikecagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my husband and two teenagers. We were in the area to visit the Royal Gorge. Decided to stop in this museum and was surprised at how interesting it was. So much interesting information. Very well done!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was formerly the Colorado women's prison. Each cell in the block has a different exhibit. One cell is furnished to show how women prisoners lived in the 1930s when the prison was first used. Women could have curtains, bedspreads, and other little comforts...More

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As flatlanders (Oklahomans) as we were called, both the altitude and steepness of the terrain in Canon City, Colorado, posed a challenge to our daily 2 mile walk. But the owners of Jewel of the Canyon bed and breakfast, enthusiastic joggers, encouraged us to hike...More

Thank chis q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled in to just get a closer view of the prison and ended up walking through the museum. So much history in a short amount of time. This museum use to be the Women’s prison way back in the day. Worth an hour of...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a quick stop while killing some time. It was very interesting. Took about an hour and a half for us to view everything. If you read ever little detail in there you could be there for hours, just depends what you want to...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Just went with my 13 yr old granddaughter. Was very interesting and informative. Worth seeing. Showed an important part of Colorado history.

Thank JohnH13044
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I really enjoyed this museum. I took my 10 and 14 yr old kids with me. I was worried it might by scary or inappropriate for my 10yr old but it wasn't. Its set up so you go through the tour with info in each...More

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