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Gardner, Illinois: Two-Cell Jail - Shutterbugs Welcome

Built in 1906, it's now a serve-yourself photo-op for Route 66 travelers who yearn for behind bars vacation snapshots. Press the button to hear the message.

Gardner Jail

E. Mazon St., Gardner, IL
I-55 exit 227. Drive east for about a mile on Main St. Turn left onto Center St., then make the second right onto Mazon St. The tiny Gardner Jail will be on the right.
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Jail cells.

Two-Cell Jail

Quick stop to see a little jail from 1906. You can go in and touch the bars and cot.

[Jeff Stolar, 06/16/2020]

The jail is a popular stop for fans of downsized-justice traveling Route 66.

Jail cell.

Two-Cell Jail - Shutterbugs Welcome

Go down another block, Google is off.

[Jeeprsq3, 07/31/2016]
Two-Cell Jail - Shutterbugs Welcome

This a fun stop on the Rt. 66. The whole town is dedicated to the Rt. 66 theme. Make sure you visit the firehouse across the street -- they will give a little history of the town and have fun Rt. 66 fire department T-shirts for sale.

[Amanda Fagan, 05/13/2015]

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Two-Cell Jail - Shutterbugs Welcome

The narration made me chuckle...

[Amber Larson, 10/27/2010]

A tiny calaboose, built in 1906, more of a drunk tank than a prison. Route 66 travelers enjoy snapping pix of themselves behind bars.

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Streetcar DinerStreetcar Diner, Gardner, IL - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Sculpture with Puns, St. Charles, IL - 50 mi.

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