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Museum of Colorado Prisons

201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
+1 719-269-3015
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Dont waste your time and $$

The entrance fee I am hoping goes to a good cause, this was not worth the charge. I guess I was... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
Very Interesting!

A must see if you are at all interested in history. Displays are set up in the individual cells... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
+1 719-269-3015
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

The entrance fee I am hoping goes to a good cause, this was not worth the charge. I guess I was expecting more.

1  Thank smlp1155
Reviewed June 16, 2017

A must see if you are at all interested in history. Displays are set up in the individual cells allowing you to get a feel of how small they really are. Was a very informative learning experience. The staff was very polite and helpful. One...More

1  Thank jerryf775
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Displays are very well done with a lot of information. Display of gas chamber was good, since it was original. The wardens did an excellent job of trying to help the prisoners with education.

1  Thank Flicklc
Reviewed June 9, 2017

This museum exceeds any set expectations you have when you enter. It is absolutely fabulous, informative, has great exhibits in over 35 actual cells, and it is well worth a stop here. Anyone interested in history, wardens, prison life and what inmates do in their...More

1  Thank Debra S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

This museum is located in what was the former women's prison, built in the 1930s. Before the women's prison was built, the women were housed in the same facility as the men,( which is still in operation next door). The museum details the prison history...More

1  Thank Mar L
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

I think my kids would have gotten bored and you can't touch anything but we took the self guided tour as a couple, the displays we're done so well and really open your eyes how prison life was a generation ago, each real cell you...More

1  Thank RSWhite1
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a non-profit, privately funded museum. They have some interesting local artifacts and do a great job preserving the history for future generations. It is located on the site of an active prison "old Max". Parking is limited but available for free. The gift...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed May 29, 2017

If you want a taste of prison history with fascinating stories about ex-convicts and how they lived there lives, then this is the place to go. Took me two hours to go through and I didn't even finish all the reading material on the walls....More

Thank Summer P
Reviewed May 26, 2017

I had family visiting from New York who were looking forward to going to the prison museum thinking it would be a realistic tour of the prison in Canon City. It is 8 dollars for any person over age 12 and we paid and went...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed May 25, 2017

My family and I went in and were met with some very friendly staff and they told us about the place, then let us wonder around. Very interesting history of the place and it is right next to the still active prison. Stop in and...More

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