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“Jail visit”

Old Truckee Jail Museum
Ranked #9 of 49 things to do in Truckee
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Heywood, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Jail visit”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The jail visit is a very interesting place to visit. Being English i found it good to learn about local cowboy history The caretaker told us all the stories about the two sheriffs and was very informative I really enjoyed this visit it is free to enter but you can leave a donation it is well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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English first
Truckee
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Truckee History...old jail”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

On a back street right behind the main street of Commercial Row in old downtown Truckee is the old Truckee jail. Within those walls are many artifacts telling the tale of towns history. How it grew to become what it is today with all the colorful characters that tell of the hardships, trials and tribulations that went along with them. It's not open every day but mostly on weekends when the tourists are in town. A well spent time visiting for any history buff.

Visited August 2013
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Truckee, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Old west jail”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can catch a tour of the jail. It was operable until the mid 20th century. Gives you a real flavor of the old west!

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Sue K
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Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Have Ten Minutes? Then Visit Here!”
Reviewed 19 July 2011

This historic two cell jail handled the needs of this town for nearly one hundred years. The second floor is an addition to handle female prisoners. Local residents answer questions and provide insight. They request a donation to cover the costs.

While you are not likely to stay long, your visit will be fun. The jail is very compact but complete. The walls are filled with panoramic photos and other exhibits. My brief stay was very enjoyable and I highly recommend this to visitors that like to learn about history.

This is an old building and access is by stairs.

Visited July 2011
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