Are you planning to tie the knot in the near future? Do your plans include finding the ideal Colorado venue for the ceremony. This might be the perfect Colorado wedding venue.

Anyone can rent an events center or vineyard. What you need is something unique, something everyone will remember for a lifetime. Your wedding destination awaits in Cripple Creek, Colorado at this unlikely venue.

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Awesome Colorado Location for the Old Ball and Chain

Did you know you can rent this historic site located not far from Cow Mountain and just down the road from Pikes Peak?

When your day of bliss rolls around, consider booking the Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum in Cripple Creek. This venue is the historic Teller County Jail which served the community from 1901 until 1992.

Take a Tour

You can visit the old jail year-round Friday through Monday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Visits run $5 for those 11 and older. Kids ten and under get in free.

Why You Should Get Married Here

Over the course of my 33-year music career, I've played hundreds of weddings. These range from performing on the back of a flatbed trailer in the middle of a field to playing exclusive country clubs in Aspen and Vail.

While it's none of my business, and speaking as an observer, in my opinion, there is no real difference between a $5,000 wedding and a $200,000 wedding. The event is supposed to be a celebration of two people choosing to spend their lives together. With that in mind, why not do something unique?

Not Just For Prisoners Anymore

In this case, we're not talking about a current inmate getting married at their detention facility. Not at all. I'm talking about renting a 120-year-old Colorado jail, a place that used to house some notorious baddies, for your wedding.

Unusual, but Not New

The Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum isn't the only former jail offering this service. The Old Kent Jailhouse in Kent, Ohio, offers a similar service. People rent this facility to host smaller, more intimate wedding events. Looking into this option, you'll find it to be convenient and affordable.

Where to Find This Venue

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The Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum can be found roughly 280 miles from Grand Junction. If the universe allows it, you can simply travel I-70 to Silverthorne, and then head south on Highway 9 through Breckenridge to Fairplay and then to Cripple Creek. You can also take Highway 24 at Minturn, but you'll pick up a few extra miles. If life continues to unfold the way it has the last few months, you may choose to take Highway 50 to Gunnison, Salida, and then Cripple Creek.

You'll find the jail at 136 W Bennett Ave Cripple Creek, Colorado. Give them a call at (719) 689-6556.

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15 Best Small Towns in Colorado to Visit

Whether they might be ski towns, old mining towns, or towns known for their hot springs, Colorado has no shortage of great small towns. I've lived in four very different parts of Colorado in my 34 years on this planet, (Eagle, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction,) and have traveled all over the state.

However, The Crazy Tourist's list of the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado actually features some towns that I've never been to.

According to The Crazy Tourist, these are the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado.

START SCROLLING: Small Colorado Towns Known for Big Things

Colorado is full of towns and cities of all sizes. If you're on the front range, you have the majority of big populated cities. Move more towards the east and west, and these towns get smaller and smaller.

Just because some of these towns are populated by very few people, that doesn't mean they are not home to big things.

Let's take a look at these small Colorado towns known for big things.