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Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Though small in size this museum can keep you busy easily for an hour or more. Each cell tells a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Belton, Texas
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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 September 10, 2018
Silverthorne, CO
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201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though small in size this museum can keep you busy easily for an hour or more. Each cell tells a story related to the crime and criminals of its era. And what makes it unique is that it was the first facility for women in...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2018 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 September 10, 2018

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 September 9, 2018

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 MIKE C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

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 September 4, 2018

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 August 27, 2018 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

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 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 August 21, 2018

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.

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