Museum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City

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  • August 14, 2017
    10 year old view. Cool stuff to look at but boring. Parent view I don't think my child will be going to jail  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    this was an eye opening experience as I have never been in prison or even inside one it was very educational and fun to view all the different cells that once housed female inmates as this was the wom...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We were in Canon City and I dig the morbid and weird, so I convinced my husband to go. We went with the audio tour included in the price, which sped things along. I could have stayed and read every si...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    This museum is awesome. Its in an old women's prison next to a real prison. A good mixture of morbed and informative history. It was worth the 8 bucks a person.
  • July 8, 2017
    It was interesting, but I thought the admission price of $8 for an adult a little steep. It doesn't take long to see.
  • March 22, 2017
    Interesting place. Nice way to look at the Colorado prisons of yesteryear. Seemed to focus a bit much on the macabre, but I guess you need to give the people what they want.
  • June 21, 2017
    Very fun and informative and its nice how you can free roam or due a recorded tour.
  • February 5, 2017
    Great place to stop! Did not find the staff friendly whatsoever. But, the amount of information it contains makes it very fun and histroical. Check local magazines for a coupon for addmission!

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There are a number of hotels and motels in Cañon City to suit a variety of tastes. Accommodations closer to downtown are more expensive, but visitors staying there can visit the city's most popular cultural attractions, restaurants, and bars on foot. Those who want to immerse themselves in the city's rich history can find several bed and breakfasts set in converted Victorian homes. For the real deal, look for one with period furnishings. You can take advantage of the city's surroundings by staying in a campsite or RV park on the outskirts of town.
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