You Can Tour 100-Year-Old Ironclad Cells At Cherokee National Prison Museum In Oklahoma

Life in Oklahoma is much different today than it was in Indian Territory back in the 1800s. Not only was life much slower paced but the Cherokee judicial system operated in a completely different manner than you would find today. One of the best places to learn more about prison life at the turn of the 20th century is at Cherokee National Prison Museum in Tahlequah.

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Cherokee Nation has several museums that are open to the public for tours. For more details on them, including the Cherokee National Prison Museum, visit their website here.

While Oklahoma does have some fabulous museums, it also has a few on the quirky side. If you’re looking to see a two-headed calf or find the largest collection of banjos on display…Oklahoma has you covered. Click here to discover some of these peculiar museums in the Sooner state.

Address: 124 E Choctaw St, Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA