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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

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Address: 136 West Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: (719) 689-6556 ‎
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Jack Dempsey was here

Miss Pat, at the front desk was excellent at giving you a little tour and history of this interesting place. For $2 per person, you get more than your money's worth. Jack... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Lakewood, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Miss Pat, at the front desk was excellent at giving you a little tour and history of this interesting place. For $2 per person, you get more than your money's worth. Jack Dempsey, the fighter, apparently was incarcerated here for 30 days. Very interesting--you should see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Small and historical but really cool. Person working was friendly and knowledgeable. Some cells have little displays others set up like if they were being used.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A great look into some of the less-than-clean history of Cripple Creek. Be sure to check it out. Ask the ladies there for a brief tour and be sure to read everything.

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Johnstown, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The museum was very well put together as far as telling you the history of what went on at the jail, plus tons of fun putting on jail clothing for pictures and having your mug shot taken! Well worth the low price for admission.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

There are not many places to take kids in Cripple Creek besides the train, so this jail museum was a nice surprise! The admission is only $2 (half off for military) and you are free to roam the jail. There is a large men's section where you can go in and out of the cells. I enjoyed reading the tally... More 

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Londonderry, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time in this museum. Lots and lots of historical information. And, the admission was only $2.00! This was an operational jail until the early 1990's and the walls are full of history. Fun to dress up in the jail uniforms!

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La Junta, Colorado
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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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Parker, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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