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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  • This is full of history and so much detail! You could spend 2 hours in there! It was definitely worth it  more »
  • This was really interesting as an exhibit of Colorado corrections. It's off the beaten path and seems less visited which is too bad. It's really well done and nice that it's self-guided. It's well...  more »
  • Very interesting, I am not a very avid museum-goer and get bored pretty easily but this held my attention for a couple of hours. You get to go inside of the old cells, and inside each one is a different exhibit. There's a great mix of general information and replicas / original setups and pieces.
  • Great little museum. It’s very interesting to see the jail cells and the history it holds. They give you a booklet that corresponds to numbers on each exhibit to read about it. It took us about an hour to go through the main floor and downstairs. $8 for military and $10 for regular adults.

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