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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

136 West Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
(719) 689-6556 ‎
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Muskogee, OK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Van, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This location in Cripple Creek was an added attraction to our itinerary. Very interesting to know "Ghost hunters" came out but found nothing. (Picture was on wall) Jail cells were quite the days of old for sure. Upstairs for women and children were interesting to see and read some of the information on. No animals were present outside. All in... More

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Denver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A group of 14 of us made reservations and shared the cost to stay overnight at the jail for a ghost hunt. Michelle, the jail manager was fantastic to work with and very accommodating. She provided our group information about the ghosts and took us on a tour of the basement. Then she let our group wander the jail the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This jail museum allows visitors to freely explore the cells and other areas of this old jail. Black and white striped jail wear is provided for guests to don for picture opportunities. Staff is friendly. Gift shop prices are reasonable. Great historical I formation is provided throughout the site. Highly recommended.

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McPherson, Kansas
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68 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Two story jail, with an addition for the women and children. Six hammocks in one tiny cell, going down to bunk beds, going down to some single cells. And that place was open until 1992?! Depending on the size of the town. Some exhibits of guns, knives, brass knuckles, explanation of the 6 mph 'speed limit' for horses. And the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I happened to be back in Cripple Creek on a veterans motorcycle event and visited the old jail. I was impressed and they have done a good job with the museum itself.

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ft. Lauderdale, FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The museum is super nice and the owner is so very informative and friendly. Take the time to walk through and read the informational panels. The price is more than fair and well worth a stop to see it and support the museum.

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Louisburg, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Reportedly haunted, this was a fun stop on our list of places to visit in Cripple Creek. There is even a picture of the Ghost Adventures cast inside, from when they filmed a show here. Our boys (9, 10, & 12) had fun posing in the jail cells and in front of the mug shot area. There is a lot... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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101 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Yes, only $2 (or less if you're a veteran, a teacher, or a senior) admission for a pretty interesting old jail. There's a 2-level block of cells for men -- all in the condition when this jail was last used, as well as a separate set of cells for women and juveniles. There's also a sheriff's office. And of course,... More

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