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).Put Museum of Colorado Prisons and other Cañon City attractions into our Cañon City online day trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Our family (including 3 boys ages 9, 9 and 11) had a surprisingly good time at the museum, where we learned about the history of Colorado prisons and saw some very interesting artifacts. We would... more »
This was a neat prison museum. Friendly staff. Walking tour was setup in a roundabout way that was easy to enter each cell. Each cell had a different theme that showcased history about the prison... 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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