Historic Squirrel Cage Jail

Open with precautions

In accordance with the most recent CDC Regulations masks will be required for staff and visitors. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Tours will still be self-guided with no reservations required.

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226 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 323-2509

This 1885 three-story Victorian-Gothic style, brick structure is extremely unique as it is only one of three left in existence. It served as the jail between 1865 and 1969. Town legend has it that the jail is haunted. During Halloween season — and sometimes throughout the year, —  the jail hosts popular flashlight tours and paranormal investigations.

Hours of operation vary by season; please visit their website for details.

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Hours may be subject to change. The Council Bluffs CVB recommends contacting the business to confirm hours.

For more things to do, visit UNleashCB.com

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Squirrel Cage Jail (Back)

Squirrel Cage Jail (Front)

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