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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

136 West Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-6556
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If you're in Cripple Creek, definitely go. But, don't make a special trip. Interesting history of... read more

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A TripAdvisor Member
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interesting but very small

We enjoyed our visit, but it is really suited for more mature groups that want to read the text. My... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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136 West Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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+1 719-689-6556
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're in Cripple Creek, definitely go. But, don't make a special trip. Interesting history of the area and the jail itself. Kids really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit, but it is really suited for more mature groups that want to read the text. My young kids didn't have much to do here. The stories were very entertaining and I wish I had been able to read them all. The...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek. We hope you took advantage of some great photo ops with your children and I apologize for the equipment failure. I will check with staff as to what the issue might be. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this very interesting. We had an overview of the museum and people before starting which helped guide us in looking around. Very inexpensive self guided museum. There are lots of displays and jail cells to see and experience. Made us very glad "we...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek! We are pleased you took the time to read the displays to learn a little more detail of our "shadier" side of history. Although the donkeys are not there all the time, we are glad...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited out of season and the museum was nearly empty. It is very good value and we were given an excellent talk about the history of the jail before going in. It is small with only 14 cells for men but they packed 6...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek. You were fortunate to have a quiet day to visit and we are happy to hear that you took the time to enjoy the exhibits. We hope you will visit us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to tour. It has a long history, with Jack Dempsey the boxer having a 30-day stay in his early years. The downstairs housed men and second floor women and children. Many women did not have anyone to care for a child so the...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek! It sounds like you had a good time and took advantage of some great photo ops. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

It only cost $3 each to get into the museum and we had a great time, the lady gave us a quick overview explains that they encourage picture taking. We had a great time viewing the exhibits and dressing up as convicts. The items in...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek Colorado. We love sharing our history with visitors and having a photographic souvenir is our favorite! Please come and see us again!

Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum is extremely well done, full of accurate history, one of the best museums around. The displays are awesome and add much to the entire experience. Michelle (Rozell) has created most of the historical presentations, and her attention to detail...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek Colorado! We are always excited to share our unique history with our visitors and to have this particular museum housed in an authentic jail facility makes a visit that much more memorable. We hope you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

What a gem this is. A $3.00 entry fee lets you to walk throughout this museum held in the historic Teller County jail. It even comes with a couple of very nice historians that will detail the history of the jail and its "visitors". There...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek Colorado. We are very proud of our unique history of this gold camp and to be able share our "shadier" history allows us to round out what the district is all about! We hope you...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Went here on a whim while visiting Cripple Creek. Didn't realize we'd have so much fun dressing up in jail outfits and taking photos in the jail cells. Great for social media and family photos! Spent about an hour here reading about local residents and...More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek. We love sharing our unique history and of course our "shadier" history too! We are glad you got some great photos. Maybe send us a family photo Christmas card?

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were so glad we stopped at the jail. It was very informative and well worth the admission fee. Teenage girls enjoyed reading the literature. Lady at the desk was super friendly.More

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Michelle R, General Manager at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Jail Museum in Cripple Creek. We are very pleased to hear that we captured the attention of teenage girls!! We are continuing to do research and it is our hopes that we can have some new information in the coming...More

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Brian E
20 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle R | Property representative |
I apologize for a delayed answer. I answered yesterday remotely, but I guess it did not post. The Jail Museum will be open daily March 20-April 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Our regular winter hours are Thursdays... More
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