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“Captivating”

Texas Prison Museum
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
Reviewed March 6, 2013

From the outside the museum building seems small, but once inside you will find an impressive presentation. We spent 2+ hours seeing the displays, watching the video, and reading countless stories of inmates, prison guards, Bonnie & Clyde, and even famous persons who have "visited" Texas prisons.

5  Thank CSMc-Texas
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The person taking money could have at least smiled and pretended she wanted to be there. BUT the museum is packed with so much history. I was really impressed with Bonnie and Clyde's pistol!

2  Thank Patricialayne
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a place to visit and learn of Bonnie & Clyde and others that were notorious and spent time incarcerated in Hunstville area. You will even see Bill Bailey's BOOTS.

2  Thank flamingogal13
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you're squeamish, this isn't the museum for you. This really helped me understand how the people of Texas really see themselves, rather than how the media would like to you see them. There was no stereotypical 'yee-ha' approach to criminal justice here, just an honest, straightforward explanation from people who see themselves as another step in the judicial system. The staff don't water anything down here, but they don't attempt to justify themselves either. I was truly impressed, and grim though some of the stories are, I'm glad I went.

2  Thank David G
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a small but unique museum done very well in an attractive building. Located right off the highway you see things from the long history of Texas Prisons.

Thank Mona B
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