Trip Planner: USA / Iowa / Council Bluffs / Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum
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. Arrange to visit Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum and other attractions in Council Bluffs using our Council Bluffs travel itinerary planner .
Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum Reviews
Wow! I was kind of scared when I went it but later on I saw everything and how well done this jail was and the history behind it. They have some original items and its so interesting to see all this..... more »
Really interesting piece of history across the river from Omaha! So glad we went there on a whim today (they are open on Sundays). Difficult to photograph to convey the interesting design of jail... 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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