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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

136 West Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
(719) 689-6556 ‎
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La Junta, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A very enjoyable stop in Cripple Creek-the kids loved the docent stories, the history, and dressing up in jail garb for photos to take home. The docent was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly recommended for families, and inexpensive.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wouldn't have thought much about stopping here, but glad we did. It's inexpensive and an interesting museum filled with a lot of interpretive signage and artifacts. There are also funny things to do like put on jailbird clothes and take pictures in cells.

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Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This palce is amazing and scary the Tour guide was awesome tall Cowboy Ranger! The place is haunted and and has been on Ghost Adventures!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a fun, cheap and short place to visit while in Cripple Creek. I enjoyed it and am glad we went. It surprised me that it was actually their working jail until recently when a new one was built. It really made you reflect on the inmates lives as you could stand in the cells and read their graffiti,... More

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Fairport, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

you'll love this place.. a tour guide spent a little time explaining the history and then you are free to spend as much time as you like exploring.. it was quite inexpensive for the tour and the gift shop has many reasonably priced items that would make wonderful gifts. I think children would really enjoy this.. I was a child... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A fun filled museum. It was an eye opening experience for the type of jails that once were. We were able to walk around and go through the actual cells that were used. And for those with an adventurous spirit you could put on an inmate outfit and take photos behind the bars! Going through the actual cells gave both... More

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Westville, Indiana
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75 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was $2 a person & was so worth it. You get a short history by a docent. You're then free to move through at your own pace. It was very interesting to see how prisoners were incarcerated when Cripple Creek was a rip roaring gold rush town. Crammed in like sardines. It got a little better as the population... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The price to get into the jail is only $2 per person, Awesome value!! Before you start your self guided tour, one of the employees of the jail will start you off with about a 6-7 minute background story about the jail, great info and very interesting. After that your free to take pictures and spend as much time in... More

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Muskogee, OK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We enjoyed all of the historical displays and information. The building and jail cells are well preserved. We dressed as prisoners and got our mug shot photos, and did "prisoner" photos in the jail cells. The docent was very nice and did a wonderful job. The price was almost nil yet we got a huge amount of information!

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, US
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

More history for anyone who loves the old mining era. Also housed women criminals and their children on the second floor. Note: some paranormal activities occurred while we were visiting the 4-cell unit on the second floor. Very interesting.

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