Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum is housed in the original Teller County Jail, which served the town for nearly 90 years. It’s located within walking distance of all the major casinos in town.
As a town that quickly grew from 15 to more than 50,000 people, Cripple Creek had its fair share of outlaws. Learn about famous lawman and criminals who called Cripple Creek home.
Guests get to venture inside original cells and see what life as a prisoner might have been like. Touring museum is a great way to learn about Cripple Creek’s shadier side and a good way to spend an hour or so. There is an informal tour of about 5-8 minutes and then guests are free to peruse the museum on their own.
For more relics from the town’s wild past, check out the Cripple Creek District Museum.
Cripple Creek Heritage Center is a free place to collect area info.
Address: 136 West Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO
Season: Year round
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm