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Texas Prison Museum, Huntsville

(4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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  • Send kids and rowdy relatives. Put'em in The Chair or the Gurney. This place will help you be thankful someone is willing to keep the unlawful someplace other than your home. 
  • I had about an hour to blow before a meeting so I stopped in here. The $4.00 entry fee for Seniors was well-worth the price. This small museum is well laid out and easy to follow. My time was well spe...  more »
  • A visit which is worthwhile. There are many original things to see, eg. the original el. Chair on which still executed the condemned until a few decades ago were. Weapons from inmates u overseers.
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  • 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