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1897 Clark County Jail Museum

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Katie K wrote a review Aug 2018
Chester, VA39 contributions25 helpful votes
I really enjoyed touring this, they have it set up with many different artifacts from the older days. Guides are highly knowledgeable and pleasant. Even offered to stay late when I called from out of state. However minimal cooling inside so be prepared. Awesome place to visit. I highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike H wrote a review Jul 2018
Phoenix, Arizona1,753 contributions231 helpful votes
My wife saw this as we were going to find a restaurant. This is a fantastic museum that has a lot in it including history. We were surprised that you can wander all through this place with the exception of the third floor. You can see the log books for the people that were brought in and the reason why. Adultery really?
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Becki C wrote a review Apr 2018
Marshfield, Wisconsin202 contributions40 helpful votes
I have to admit, I'm originally from Neillsville and didn't really see the beauty of this place when I lived there and went on the elementary school tour. But being back, you can really see the history. Many rooms are left the way they were and contain donated antiques. You can see the old jail cells and even sit in a couple too. I took my kids here there at ages 9-11 and they loved it. The tour guides always know so much history and they go at your pace. Tours are normally personal as there are not too many people knocking down the doors. I also recommend checking out the Reed School House which is 2 miles east of Neillsville right on highway 10. My kids loved this as well. You can only visit both in the summer, GO ON SUNDAY as both are open on Sundays in the summer.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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pat c wrote a review Oct 2017
Madison, Wisconsin50 contributions35 helpful votes
This tour was loaded with so much history and wonderful displays on top of all the old artifacts. The only bummer is public tours are only on Sundays from 1pm-4pm Memorial day - Labor day. This jail ran for 77 years up until 1974. This is a 3 story Victorian house with the attached county jail, busy 24 hours a day. The Sheriffs wife was included in these duties of cooking meals, laundry and she was unpaid as well. There are 2 floors of jail cells, 2 prisoners per cell, which held a total of 24 inmates. They have included so much more to see on this tour of exhibitions such as: military, telephone, radios, etc. This is well worth the visit and you can take pictures as well!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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