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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  • The staff was knowledgable! The signage was informative. Very interesting overall. We spent way more time than we expected to. 
    The staff was knowledgable! The signage was informative. Very interesting overall. We spent way more time than we expected to.  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • I took a tour of the squirrel cage Jail in council bluffs Iowa three different times and I loved it every time. It is a fun place to tour. I love the history of the place. If you're ever down in council bluffs Iowa, I highly recommend you to take a tour of the squirrel cage Jail. It is very interesting.
  • Always a fun experience. Have been here with all my daughter through out the years with school field trips .. kinda creepy but fun

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