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Squirrel Cage Jail, Council Bluffs

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  • I work beside it and it never looks like it's open. Never busy during the week. Please call and look up to see when they are open.  more »
  • I stopped here on a road trip with my 12 year old grandson. We both found it fascinating for the first 30-40 minutes, but then the tour began feeling too long. We left the tour at the one hour mark, u...  more »
  • I took my wife and teenage children to the Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a very interesting historical site. It is hard to believe this jail was in existence s...  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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting history, but just a little creepy.