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Rotary Jail Museum and Tannenbaum Cultural Center

225 N Washington St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-1737
+1 765-362-5222
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Big disappointment

We’ve heard about this “top attraction” in Crawfordsville through the years and finally made time... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Mack3065
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West Lafayette
Tannenbaum cultural center

I have attended two wine and canvas fun raisers at this venue! It is very clean and well worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Dark74
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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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225 N Washington St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-1737
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+1 765-362-5222
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"piece of history"
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"law enforcement"
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"living quarters"
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"per adult"
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"interesting history"
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"rotating"
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"rotate"
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We’ve heard about this “top attraction” in Crawfordsville through the years and finally made time to visit on a nice fall afternoon. It’s an architectural/law enforcement curiosity that could be more interesting than it is. And that’s largely due to an indifferent staff. We spent...More

Thank Mack3065
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I have attended two wine and canvas fun raisers at this venue! It is very clean and well worth the rental fee! Setting up round tables make it perfect to mingle and enjoy everything around you! Brick walls are perfect backdrop for photos! If your...More

Thank Dark74
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Such a different type of historical destination. We took our grandson who was 9 at the time and he really enjoyed it. We, of course, asked about ghosts and there were a few ghost stories.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited with two teens who thought maybe this would be a bit boring, but they actually liked it. It was cheap, unique, in good shape, and we were the only ones there on a weekday in August. Parking was along the street. This was...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I visited with my sons who are 7 & 9, and my great aunt who uses a wheelchair. The boys loved exploring multiple levels of the jail, and my great aunt liked the history displays. Being an old site, there is no elevator so she...More

Thank Cassie B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited to see the rotary jail thinking that it wasn't operational. What a surprise we got when the showed us how it worked!! Nice place to go for a short visit!!

Thank Debbie N
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were going right by this place, so we decided to stop. The cost was only $5 per adult. Once we walked in, it took a bit for our guide to come down the stairs to greet us, so we were wondering if it was...More

Thank JuwelAnn
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hi Tronie here. I have a lots of words to say about the Rotart Jail. I was trapped in there after hours. I mean i never actually payed my admission fee, but i snick in after Mr. D left. Then the jail rotated and I...More

3  Thank tronieeatsbones
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We learned of the rotary jail in the Atlas Obscura book...and then realized we'd be driving within 20mi of it in November. That said, a road trip was at hand. We were not disappointed. The docent was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour...More

1  Thank 800lindal6
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This gem of a museum was definitely worth the $5 per person and the time it took to tour it. It's the only working rotary jail in the world, and we got to see it turn! We had a great tour and learned a lot,...More

1  Thank kobidor
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Response from Ed U | Reviewed this property |
MARCH - MEMORIAL DAY 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY ​10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY Tours are complimentary with admission and given upon staff availability during hours of operation... More
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