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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  • I though the Prison Museum in Huntsville Texas was good, but this easily has it beat. Located in an old prison! Lots to see as you stroll cell to cell. Several interactive photo opportunities on... 
    I though the Prison Museum in Huntsville Texas was good, but this easily has it beat. Located in an old prison! Lots to see as you stroll cell to cell. Several interactive photo opportunities on...  more »
  • Great museum, but wow! Something going on there! Such a great exhibit, very well put together and so interesting. All until we went downstairs... I felt like like I was being watched. And not in a... 
    Great museum, but wow! Something going on there! Such a great exhibit, very well put together and so interesting. All until we went downstairs... I felt like like I was being watched. And not in a...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved it! I got caught with snow in May, after planning a white water rafting trip, zip lining trip, but mother nature had other plans. I had booked this because of the high reviews and was not disappointed! There was so much information, the guide was great, the displays were amazing and before I knew it, I spent over 4 hours here! ⚠️ Caution, you will enjoy yourself more if you know how, and are willing to read. So if you're a moron, best go somewhere else. I had no idea the max security prison was near here, and the best of the country's scumbags are housed there. I would recommend this tour and facility to anyone who is looking for an interesting day in Canon city. Also, not the best place for kids. You'd think that goes without saying, but I never get surprised anymore on how dumb most people are.
  • This was by far one of the most interesting museums I have been to. This is still a working prison just on the other side of the museum. The span across history they have been able to capture with their artifacts is like a time machine. It truly leaves you feeling like you know what the daily life of inmates was like in the early years of the prison. If you have an afternoon and are in the area, stop by.

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