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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We tried to go here before. This time we made reservations online. Very reasonably priced and they offer military and first responder discounts. Very interesting and informative for anyone interested.... more »
We just saw this place and bought some tickets online as we were in town anyway. What an interesting spot! Lots of history of the prison system and tales of some of the more Famous criminals that... 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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