Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

The gold rush brought some terrible troublemakers to the West, and the Teller County Jail held plenty of them! This historic building, in active use from 1901 to 1992, served as Cripple Creek’s jailhouse for over 90 years, but has since been turned into a historical museum to honor the lawmen who brought order to the area, as well as tell the stories of some of the most dastardly villains! They have and impressive collection of newspaper headlines dating back to the 1800’s, as well as original police logs written up whenever a new lawbreaker was locked up. The museum has kept some of the original cells, once holding burglars, highwaymen, and even a member of the “Wild Bunch” gang! This is a pretty sweet spot, and admission is only $2 (and $1 for active or retired military members, veterans, police officers, firefighters, and emergency workers!)