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Squirrel Cage Jail, Council Bluffs

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  • This 1885 3-story rotating jail remains today as a one-of-a-kind design, much like a lazy susan. The idea was to be able to see whose in the cells without having to walk the beat, reducing manpower co...  more »
  • Engineer's will love this lockup. Cylindrical rotating design of cells. 100 years of history. Worth an hour of your time after lunch at Duncan cafe.  more »
  • One of the only spinning jails left in the country. Very interesting to see the design and technology! Our kids, ages 5-11, also enjoyed 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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