Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum, Council Bluffs

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The Squirrel Cage Jail, originally known as Pottawattamie County Jail was built in 1885 and was used until 1969. It is now a museum.

We are open April through October for walk in tours. November to the end of March are tours by appointment.
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  • What a great tour. It is so unusual and interesting. Be sure to book on line early as they only let a couple of people in per hour. It was so cool. I had seen it on Ghost Adventures and was very...  more »
  • This is quite a unique place! Historical and yes it's haunted!!It's really cool around halloween time! The staff are very nice.  more »
  • I am so happy that I stopped by this place on my road trip. It was everything that I had hoped it would be. I love self guided tours! Also kudos to the lovely ladies that were running the museum. They were so helpful and informative.
  • The jail itself was awesome. The memorial for the fallen deputy was amazing. The lady working there was very helpful with the history behind everything. I see why people think its haunted. Would love to do a night stay with a paranormal crew!! Will definitely go back.

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