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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
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
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
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
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
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