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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

Address: 136 West Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: (719) 689-6556 ‎
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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38 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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