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've been to other prison Museums but what's cool about this one is its inside a legit old prison. Each cell has different exhibits and they even have exhibits in the basement. It's also located next....  more
    I've been to other prison Museums but what's cool about this one is its inside a legit old prison. Each cell has different exhibits and they even have exhibits in the basement. It's also located next....  more »
  • I wasn't sure what to expect and this went beyond my expectations. Two floors of displays showing cells from the 30's and today. Everywhere you look are leather crafts, amazing wood carvings... 
    I wasn't sure what to expect and this went beyond my expectations. Two floors of displays showing cells from the 30's and today. Everywhere you look are leather crafts, amazing wood carvings...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the tour but would have REALLY preferred audio devices and more places to sit for those who are handicapped! Make people leave a deposit or a credit card on file if they damage the MP3 players. There was too much reading for someone who has bad eyesight. If you are able to read, walk, and stand for long periods I highly recommend this tour! I have problems with all 3 but am able to do stairs. I very much enjoyed it but was tired and sore after. Great gift shop with some unique items too! Not horrible prices.
  • If you are a history buff or a true educational nerd, then this quaint prison museum is a place to come visit and learn something interesting about how this prison system works years ago. This is not a guided tour, self pace with full of information and interesting facts. I recommend travelers coming through Canon City to visit this museum.

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