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2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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Historic Museum of Torture Devices

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
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P: (618) 465-3200
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Hours of Operation
Saturday - Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
3.5 of 5 bubbles
23 Reviews
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Historic Museum of Torture Devices

Displays of torture devices from around the world, pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

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Historic Museum of Torture Devices
301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-2402
3.5 of 5 bubbles
23 Reviews
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Recent Reviews
didischoe
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Solo travel
Make sure you have at least an hour to walk through
May 4, 2017
My husband was attending a beer festival, so I decided to see what Alton had to offer. I found this museum and was intrigued. I am a huge fan of... more »
jimmy w
Trip type:
Family
Easter weekend trip
Apr 17, 2017
We went to the museum and it is very creepy. All of the device's were used to hurt and mutilate people. It was also in a haunted building! more »
Anna D
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Disturbing
Oct 6, 2016
The museum was small but the collection was comprehensive enough to be thoroughly disturbing. I never knew that there were so many ways to inflict pain on another human being. more »
Jason H
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
Call first - May or may not be open - Don't rely on hours!
Jul 24, 2016
Drove and hour and a half to see this place. It is suppose to be open 12-4 Saturday and Sunday but it was CLOSED! No indication on website it was... more »
Deanna S
Trip type:
Family
Disturbingly fascinating
Jul 10, 2016
Definitely creepy and disturbing. They could spruce up the displays just a bit. A little better drawings and the presentation of the descriptions could be made a little more interesting. more »
1-5 of 23 Reviews

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Historic Museum of Torture Devices

Displays of torture devices from around the world, pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

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