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Texas Prison Museum, Huntsville
(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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  • We visited the Texas Prison Museum on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded. They've done a great job showcasing exhibits and telling the story of the Texas prison over the years. Lots to see...  more »
  • There is a small museum, which describes the Texas history of prisons. 30 min are sufficient. The electric chair "old sparky", as well as the killing by injection are exhibited. I find the criticism of this system is too short.
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  • We visited the museum in September. Very interesting to see. Learned a lot about history there. Also got to see Big Sparky!! 
  • This is a small museum and I would not recommend it unless you're already traveling I-45. That said, if you are on I-45, it is definitely worth a stop. It's only $5 for adults and there is some really interesting information and artifacts here. You won't get to tour any actual, past prison cells, but there is great information on the prison system, famous inmates, and more. And there items that have been made by inmates (from art to weapons) really is fascinating and impressive.
  • A small and neat little museum north of Houston, the prison museum is packed with information, history and perspective that may be missed by many. You'll find a bit of Texas history, a wall dedicated to individuals who were lost on duty, letters from inmates and the family of their victims, inmate art and many historical artifacts. It's a very affordable entrance fee. A helpful staff. But it is a bit of drive, with not much else nearby.
  • Interesting stuff to look at but takes less than an hour to walk to the whole thing.
  • I am sucker for any museum and this did not disappoint. It was a little creepy and weird but also interesting and sad. They have gift shop with items made by prisoners and even Ol Sparky. Admission was only 5 dollars and it definitely worth the visit.
  • We went last Saturday and the place was great very affordable... Its filled with a lot of history of criminals... Lived the museum