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MUSEUM of COLORADO PRISONS Canon City, Colorado is home to the museum of Colorado Prisons, a show-case of atmosphere and exhibits of days, employees and inmates gone by. A visit to the Royal Gorge Region isn’t complete without stopping by and “doing time” in this historical cell house that was once the original Women’s Correctional Facility, constructed in 1935. The remodeled facility now welcomes an exploration of the history of Colorado corrections. Individual MP3 audio tours guide visitors through 32 cells fi lled with exciting exhibits and lifesized models, each with their own story to tell, linking the past to the present in dramatic presentation. Other artifacts and exhibits include: • The hangman’s noose used for the last execution by hanging in Colorado • Confi scated inmate weapons and contraband • The last gas chamber • Rare, historic photographs depicting life in prison facilities • Displays of disciplinary paraphernalia used from 1871 to the present • Federal Bureau of Prisons display • Inmate Arts and Crafts • Gift Shop • And much more! OPEN May 15-Sept 30 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily October 1 - May 14 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday 201 N. 1st Street, Cañon City, CO (719)269-3015 • www.prisonmuseum.org www.prisonmuseum.org 74 SPRING 2017 www.travelhost.com


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