Canon City, Colorado: Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Address:
201 N. 1st St., Canon City, CO
Directions:
On the west side of Canon City, just north of the town's new prison on First and Macon Avenue.
Hours:
W-Su 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
719-269-3015
Admission:
Adults $7.
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Museum of Colorado Prisons.

Museum of Colorado Prisons
Features a real gas chamber, cell dioramas, and artifacts of penal life. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Colorado's Gas Chamber
"America's Glamorous Gas Chambers." An actual gas chamber sits on the lawn of the Museum of Colorado Prisons. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Prison cell display.

Museum of Colorado Prisons

Most of the old cells are set up with interesting exhibits, including some that don't appear to relate to prison.

[Chris Sack, 03/26/2016]

Perhaps the cruel practice of convict harpooning was discontinued before it was ever used...

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