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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Another Awesome Visit

If you're traveling along I-45, and have some time to kill, I recommend visiting this museum. We... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Brandon G
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Fascinating Details

First off, called ahead because I'd 2 large pups I would needa keep in a kennel while we were... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
BlaundNordic
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Tyler, Texas
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  • Average3%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you're traveling along I-45, and have some time to kill, I recommend visiting this museum. We made the trip from the DFW Metroplex just to visit the museum, and take some time to visit with Jim Willett, the museums Director. If you have a...More

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

First off, called ahead because I'd 2 large pups I would needa keep in a kennel while we were inside, to see if there was ample shade for that. The 2 ladies were ecstatic, oh of course, in fact, we've even a spot right outside...More

1  Thank BlaundNordic
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This museum had a surprising amount of visitors while we were there. They had the history of the now defunct Prison Rodeo, plus art work and the ingenuity of prisoner weapons. More interesting than I thought it would be.

Thank Maelrarny
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was a great rainy day activity and was well worth our trip to Huntsville. You can spend hours there looking at prison artifacts and reading tidbits about prisoners, both famous and not so famous. What a wealth of information. Definitely worth your time and...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I would recommend this for an out of town guest, families and couples. The inmate artwork alone is pretty amazing and the creative items found by guards are equally as fascinating!! Strange but interesting place to visit and kids will enjoy this too.

Thank houstonphotojourney
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our last hike day was rainy so we opted for the Prison Museum. We were so impressed and amazed at the history and information it contained. It was so well done and so sobering. It took more time than we allowed so we will be...More

Thank Netsoy
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very, very cool stuff and interesting facts about the prison system coming up, and famous/infamous people who have been held there. It's a must-see for the price!

Thank infrequenttravell827
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This was going to be 'just a quick stop' on our way to Houston. We ended up staying longer than anticipated & both my husband & I enjoyed it. Was full of interesting exhibits & the staff were lovely & friendly

1  Thank angem83
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Send kids and rowdy relatives. Put'em in The Chair or the Gurney. This place will help you be thankful someone is willing to keep the unlawful someplace other than your home.

Thank RevTexTEXass
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I had about an hour to blow before a meeting so I stopped in here. The $4.00 entry fee for Seniors was well-worth the price. This small museum is well laid out and easy to follow. My time was well spent.

Thank Ron B
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MWASHBURN52
What is admission price?
7 March 2016|
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Response from Goldilocks0613 | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fees Adults: $5.00 Children 6 to 17: $3.00 Children under 6: Free Seniors (60+), TDCJ employees, and TDCJ Retirees: $4.00 (ID card required) SHSU students: $4.00 (student ID card required) Active Military: $4.00... More
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