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Squirrel Cage Jail, Council Bluffs

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  • This is a must see as is a round jail with a great history of earlier times. I've taken many out of town friends there and love seeing it over & over.  more »
  • First I must say even if you are not a history buff, or even interested in historical sites you should still visit this place. It is unreal what we used to use as a jail, and seeing it live in person ...  more »
  • Closed in 1964. Escape proof but no doors on the pie shaped cells. A Must see piece of history. Only 2 or 3 left in the United States. Don't miss it.  more »
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  • Hauntingly interesting. A real piece of history. One of only a few circular jails were constructed. The entire facility can be toured. Located downtown. A must see attraction.
  • Had a great haunted experience. Staff there was great too!
  • Neat historical location. Better in small groups and would probably see more during the day time.
  • It was a great experience to learn the history behind it and how the jail worked. Seeing how the "squirrel cage" once rotated was pretty cool to see. The entrance fee was $7.00 an adult, not bad. The workers were very kind and told amusing stories about the jail.
  • Neat to see.

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