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Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Address: 201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
Phone Number: 17192693015
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Excellent place to spend an hour or two

We found this museum by accident and was intrigued by what was inside. The displays were set out in old cells and a numbered guide book made this an easy way of navigating around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Patricia1209
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this museum by accident and was intrigued by what was inside. The displays were set out in old cells and a numbered guide book made this an easy way of navigating around. Despite the number of people, it never felt crowded. There was quite a lot of exhibits to see which appealed to all ages. The gas chamber... More 

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Thank Patricia1209
Seabrook, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like this sort of thing, this is very interesting. The history of the prison system, the prisoners, and the effects on the history of the surrounding area is fascinating. It is inexpensive. It takes about an hour. We (age range 16-70) enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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Thank Johnnie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very interesting to see the staff was very helpful and it was a really good price place it was neat that you got to have the audio you have a choice of the audio or the book and you got to walk around on your own and you can stay as long as you like I would definitely... More 

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Thank Deborah M
houston tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Showed up near the end of the day so our visit was quick. Some neat little displays that my teen Son and I found interesting. Good for burning a little time. Folks were very nice.

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Thank philg123
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating! Self guided tour is the best. Great gift shop. And right next door to a real life modern day prison. Plan to spend 1-2 hours. Close to other attractions.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems to do a pretty good job of illustrating what prison life has been life in the past and is like now. I took the free audio tour but had a hard time knowing when and when not to move on. Most of the museum is on one floor which is the one you have to climb up a floor... More 

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Thank KenBColorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was especially interesting for me as I am a correctional professional from another state. The exhibits were well planned out. My children and grandchildren also enjoyed the visit.

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Thank Amy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would have thought that a 4 day adventure trip with my 3 sons would have this activity as part of it. We drove by and decided to stop. It was very interesting and my older sons loved it.

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Thank Joseph E
Topeka, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice little self guided tour. Not a big operation by any means but we enjoyed it all the same

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was really friendly. I recommend the paper booklet versus the audio because you can talk amongst each other. Very interesting. Only thing that was a downfall was the renovation of several cells! But altogether it was worth the visit.

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