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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  • 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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