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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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Fantastic, fascinating museum

I popped into the museum today just before closing time and was so glad I did so. A fascinating place with many original artefacts on display alongside interesting photos and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I liked it, but I like history and reading and seeing life as it was. What is interesting is that this jail was in operation from 1901 to 1991. We expect modernization, but the cells were pretty much the same in 1991 as they were in 1901. I thought it was interesting reading the laws and the penalties for breaking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I popped into the museum today just before closing time and was so glad I did so. A fascinating place with many original artefacts on display alongside interesting photos and information boards. The lady who was about to close up couldn't have been more kind and welcoming. We were visiting from London and this 15 minute glimpse into Cripple Creek's... More 

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you got to pop in, if even for just a few minutes!! Our history is so unique and we love to share it with all of our visitors near and far!! I hope you have the opportunity to return again when you have more time. Until then, safe travels! More 

La Junta, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a highlight for us. We liked touring the actual jail and I enjoyed reading the newspaper articles published about the various "celebrity" criminals. It's a small museum with a small admission price--well worth the stop in!

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek Colorado. This museum is a great window into the past and we love sharing our history with our visitors. We hope you can visit us again!! More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You can learn all about what it was like to be in jail when Cripple Creek was a booming mining town. It would not have been a pleasant experience! The jail was actually in operation until the early 1990s. It's hard to believe that when you see it!

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek. The Jail is a good reminder of our unique history here and the stories that are sometimes forgotten. We hope you will come and visit again in the future!! More 

Cottondale, FL
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It's a self tour of the historical jail with some interesting pictures and written information along the walls. Well worth the $2 bucks!

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek! We hope you enjoyed your visit to our unique mining town and perhaps you will have the opportunity to visit us again in the future!! Until then, safe travels! More 

winter park, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Well worth the small entry fee to experience! Guide was knowledgeable, and building is very authentic, with many original pieces.

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek!! We love to share our history and hopefully, you took some great photos to remember your visit!! Hope to see you in the future! More 

Clarkdale, Arizona
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cripple Creek has a lot of colorful history. One place that you should check out is the jail museum. It is located near the end of Bennett Avenue past the main downtown area. For just two dollars you can really see what an old jail from the 1890’s looks like. There are numerous wall displays that explain mush of the... More 

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in at the Jail Museum. I am so pleased that we can present a unique side of our history here in Cripple Creek!!! Pat is definitely a great asset to the facility and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope you have the opportunity to visit us in the future!! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Jail is totally from the 1900's and you have an opportunity to dress as a jailbird and snap photo's or just wonder about yourself seeing the various crimes that got people there. admission is a reasonable $2.00

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to the Jail Museum. I am glad you had a great time and I hope you got some great photos to take back home with you!!! Please come visit us again in the future and safe travels!!! More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Totally worth the small fee to enter. There are many interesting newspaper accounts of the people and events of the jail. Really a history and sociology lesson. The gift shop was small, and I had wanted to get a t shirt for my son, but they closed down the resister early. They had 'jail uniforms" for photo ops,,which was fun,... More 

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum. We hope the rest of your visit to Cripple Creek was enjoyable and perhaps we will see you in the future! Safe travels! More 

Peyton, Colorado
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Only a couple of bucks to enter and a unique history museum of the jail during it's heydays of Cripple Creek during the gold rush days.

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Jail Museum. Hopefully you got some great pictures and great memories. We hope you can come and visit us again in the future!! More 

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