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Squirrel Cage Jail, Council Bluffs
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  • This was a very interesting little museum. I am so glad they didn't tear it down to make a parking lot like the lady working told us they were thinking of doing when it closed. The cost was quite reas...  more »
  • Step back in time and experience one of the most unusual and curious examples of 19th century law enforcement. There are very few remaining squirrel cage jails. This one is modestly maintained and no ...  more »
  • This museum is really intriguing - my husband is a maximum security prison Lieutenant, so we always make a point to find these types of places on our travels. There is plenty of history and informatio...  more »
  • 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.
  • Take the kids and grandkids! Fantastic piece of history!
  • Well it was ok but not worth the entrance fee. The items that it displayed were okay, but the tour I went on was very crowded and made it hard to maneuver and move about to really enjoy the space.