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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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Small but worth it

Stopped in before we checked into our hotel and even though it is smaller it has a lot to see. The artwork in the cells speak volumes. There is even a place you can take booking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelsey J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in before we checked into our hotel and even though it is smaller it has a lot to see. The artwork in the cells speak volumes. There is even a place you can take booking photos which is fun! Well worth the few dollars and time.

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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 like to think we have a "little jewel" of a facility and we love the unique history of this area. I hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future! More 

Springfield, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have thought of this place a hundred times if once since we took the full tour....as this is not just the jail, but we were able to see the entire museum in the tour. Dripping with knowledge and history, for each person to enjoy at their leasure. Guides we're very knowledgable and friendly, and able to teach kids how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It was a very small but very cool museum with a lot of history. There is an upstairs to show the women, and downstairs for the men. $2 to get in for 16 and over.

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

We are glad you had the opportunity to visit what we like to think is a little "hidden treasure" in our historic town. We hope you have to chance to visit us again in the future!! More 

Carbon Hill, Alabama
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We walked in dangerously near closing time, but were greeted warmly and shown around by the curator. She gave us an overview of the jail, then invited us to try on the costumes for pics. It was a very amusing stop, easily accessible by foot from the main street in town. Make sure to drop a contribution into the donation... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum. We are very proud of our facility and the unique history of our area. I am pleased that the staff allowed you time to venture and I hope you got some great pictures/memories. Come see us again! More 

Cascade, Colorado
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This museum is really interesting and centers, as the name implies, outlaws, and lawmen. There is an actual cell block on the inside and allows the visitor to get a good feel of how the conditions were back in the day. When we went, we had gone to the Butte Theatre the previous evening and with our ticket stubs from... 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 you enjoyed the unique experience our museum provides and we hope you have to opportunity to visit us again in the future!! More 

Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were able to see the inside of the cells, the iron bars, the very old design (and original smells) of this building. Nice that they opened it up to visitors for no charge during Donkey Derby Days.

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

Thank you for visiting the Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum. We love sharing our history in this area, and the Jail is an intricate part of that history. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future!! More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great history surrounding this landmark. On the main drag(Bennett Street) an easy walk from any of the casinos. This former jail is more than one hundred years old. Only a two dollar entry fee(one dollar if you are active duty, veteran, police or fireman). Worth a look

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

Thank you for stopping in at the Jail Museum. I hope you can come and visit us again! More 

Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

You can put on jail garb and take pictures there. A great deterrent to remind one why you would not want to be jailed! Signs of the angst people must have felt while being locked up. Writings on the cell walls and the marking off of the days to serve. Small charge to view, $2.00.

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

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum!! We hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into our "shadier" residents!! Come back and see us again!! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum. I have been researching for over 2 years, so I hope to find some new life stories to tell about our interesting inmates!! Come back and see us again!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 

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