Museum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City

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Museum of Colorado Prisons is located in Canon City. Our Canon City online road trip planner makes visiting Museum of Colorado Prisons and other Canon City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • First prison museum I've been to....very unusual, interesting, informative. Close up exhibits in old cells. Lots of history you don't learn in school. You can go into the gas chamber. Gift shop. 2 for...  more »
  • The museum was very interesting. The history of the prison convinced us that we didn’t want to live there! The art work made by the prisoners was incredible.  more »
  • one of the best prison museums Ive been to (!) well laid out.....informative.....very knowledgeable staff......good displays......one drawback....you cant sit in the gas chamber! oh yes....and next do...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It was interesting, but I thought the admission price of $8 for an adult a little steep. It doesn't take long to see.
  • 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.
  • Very fun and informative and its nice how you can free roam or due a recorded tour.
  • 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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