Museum of Colorado Prisons, Cañon City

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The Museum of Colorado Prisons is located off U.S. Highway 50 in Cañon City, Colorado. It is housed in a former state women's prison and is directly east of the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (Old Max).
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  • I though the Prison Museum in Huntsville Texas was good, but this easily has it beat. Located in an old prison! Lots to see as you stroll cell to cell. Several interactive photo opportunities on... 
    I though the Prison Museum in Huntsville Texas was good, but this easily has it beat. Located in an old prison! Lots to see as you stroll cell to cell. Several interactive photo opportunities on...  more »
  • Great museum, but wow! Something going on there! Such a great exhibit, very well put together and so interesting. All until we went downstairs... I felt like like I was being watched. And not in a... 
    Great museum, but wow! Something going on there! Such a great exhibit, very well put together and so interesting. All until we went downstairs... I felt like like I was being watched. And not in a...  more »
  • This museum was awesome! A lot of interesting history in CO and the prisons. Great price, friendly staff, clean and a truly wonderful experience! I’d go back again with other friends and family who... 
    This museum was awesome! A lot of interesting history in CO and the prisons. Great price, friendly staff, clean and a truly wonderful experience! I’d go back again with other friends and family who...  more »
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  • Very interesting. Definitely worth the stop. You can go through quickly or take your time. There is a wealth of information.
  • I wouldn't say I loved it but the experience and presentation of a day in the life of a prisoner in the 1800's to current at this territorial prison is awesome. I felt relieved for the self guided tour to be finished as it was an anxious experience for me, it's a little to real of an experience for my comfort. I definitely recommend it though.
  • Everyone really was interested. Even the 14 yr old. The displays are interesting & Informative. We all enjoyed it.
  • This museum was definitely worth the visit! I has a lot of great information about all aspects of the prison from history to culture. It is a lot to digest, but extremely well done. I would definitely recommend paying it a visit.
  • Very informative

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