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Museum of Colorado Prisons

201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
+1 719-269-3015
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Very interesting exhibits. Well thought out museum. Good use of an empty prison. Self guided tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Very interesting

We really enjoyed this museum. Staff was very helpful and admission was affordable. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
+1 719-269-3015
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting exhibits. Well thought out museum. Good use of an empty prison. Self guided tour but staff available to answer questions.

Thank irenemoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. Staff was very helpful and admission was affordable. Very interesting if history is what you enjoy.

Thank ndejong74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Colorado Prisons is an interesting tour. They offer audio or written self guide tour. The information covers time from the opening to modern day. In the early days prisoners contributed much to the development of the Canyon City area. The tour includes...More

1  Thank dandre51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Original State Women's Prison converted into museum very nicely covering history of Colorado Corrections from territorial days to present. Nice visuals of cells, prison riots, escapes, and pretty much all aspects of the system. Nice diagram as too of the areas 10 state and...More

Thank Erich M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my first stops after moving to Canon City. I found it interesting, but I left a little depressed. Obviously the subject matter is quite sad, Altho once you get downstairs and see some of the artwork, you feel hopeful that there's...More

Thank junim00n
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we went and it was like 5:10 pm and it was closed! we stood in the gate and a woman came out of the museum just to let us know they were closed! when we told her in all places it said the close at...More

Thank magdabruna
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lots of history and very well presented. The displays and audio tour is done to make sure you have information about the prison for its long history. The gift shop is also a good visit

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is an inexpensive museum to visit at $7.00 per adult. They do give Senior (over 65) and Military discounts (Active Duty or Retired). The museum offers a self guided tour and each of the different cells provides an exhibit of life in the prison...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the attraction. It was extremely interesting. Lots to see and read. We spent more than 2 hours there and wanted to read/ see more about past events. We were even looking people/ events up on our phones as we went...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This museum is awesome! As a correctional nurse, the info you receive here was so interesting. My mom even enjoyed it. It is a self guided tour, you can go as slow or as fast as you want.

Thank hollys611
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