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Old Truckee Jail Museum

P.O. Box 893, Truckee, CA 96160
530-582-0893
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Truckee
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- Sep 4, 2013
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Truckee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

On a back street right behind the main street of Commercial Row in old downtown Truckee is the old Truckee jail. Within those walls are many artifacts telling the tale of towns history. How it grew to become what it is today with all the colorful characters that tell of the hardships, trials and tribulations that went along with them.... More

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Truckee, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can catch a tour of the jail. It was operable until the mid 20th century. Gives you a real flavor of the old west!

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Philadelphia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

This historic two cell jail handled the needs of this town for nearly one hundred years. The second floor is an addition to handle female prisoners. Local residents answer questions and provide insight. They request a donation to cover the costs. While you are not likely to stay long, your visit will be fun. The jail is very compact but... More

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