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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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Loved it!

We were driving through town on the way to the Royal Gorge and saw the sign for this museum. My 13... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kelly S
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Grand Junction, Colorado
via mobile
Fascinating

You can choose either a self guided tour or an audio guided tour. Packed with lots of really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KOReilly8
,
Bundoran, Ireland
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were driving through town on the way to the Royal Gorge and saw the sign for this museum. My 13 year old daughter begged us to turn around. The museum is fascinating...tons of information. We used the head phone audio tour and found it...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can choose either a self guided tour or an audio guided tour. Packed with lots of really interesting info. Couldn't believe I spent two hours here!

Thank KOReilly8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located on a floor of the old women's prison, with Approximately 30 cells all with different exhibits, ranging from memorials to guards killed in the line of duty, to movie history, to information on prison conditions. It is not in the original...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to Canon City for a family reunion, my son's family was looking for a way to fill a short period of time before dinner. They invited me to go to this museum with them, and we were all glad we did. We...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a recommendation from a friend of mine. I enjoyed it. Brought back memories of some of it, due to my father worked in prisons in Europe and we were born and lived next to the prison. I found it interesting. Take your kids...More

Thank janjsep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm giving this a 4 because my husband really enjoyed it. It isn't my cup of tea. They do have some interesting historical artifacts.

Thank Savannah38372
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely thought provoking no matter what your feelings are on the death penalty, prison labor and incarceration in general.

Thank dornh2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our teenage boys on the tour; everyone found things that were interesting. Definitely worth the price of admission. Spent about an hour and a half doing the self guided tour. Some displays were a bit cheesy, but we liked being able to enter most...More

Thank yestheyaretwins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sits right next to the real prison. Small children 10 and under would likely not enjoy this very much. Way over their heads. They would get bored very quickly. Pretty morbid, but then again, what would a prison be. The prison is the old...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a whim -- literally saw it while driving by and said 'let's go' -- and it was a pleasant surprise! It's small but they pack a lot of information into it. If you have any interest in prisons, crime, history or museums...More

1  Thank Eric D
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