Museum of Colorado Prisons

Colorado Museum of Prisons in Cañon City
September 19, 2013

The Museum of Colorado Prisons has 32 cells from a former prison, a hangman’s noose used in Colorado’s last execution by hanging, weapons and contraband confiscated from inmates, the state’s last gas chamber, photographs depicting life in prison facilities, and items used in disciplining inmates.

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Cañon City

Historic McClure House and Strathmore Hotel in Canon City Colorado
September 18, 2012

Cañon City is a small city on the Arkansas River that’s best known as the home of state and federal prisons, including Colorado’s death chamber.

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Garden Park

Garden Park dinosaur dig in Colorado
July 9, 2012

Garden Park, six miles north of Cañon City, was one of the world’s most productive spots for dinosaur discoveries starting in 1877.

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Dinosaur Depot Museum

Staff The Dinosaur Depot Museum, located in a former firehouse, tells the story of the major dinosaur discoveries at Garden Park north of Cañon City that began in 1877 and included the first bones from several species of dinosaurs that led to the naming of those giant reptiles. The highlight of the museum is a replica of the world’s most complete Stegosaurus skeleton, which was found at Garden Park in…

July 9, 2012
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