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2015 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
P: (866) 465-3205
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Hours of Operation
Saturday - Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

3.5 of 5 bubbles
21 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
21 Reviews
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Recent Reviews
Anna D
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Disturbing
3 of 5 bubbles 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!
1 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 »
Julie W
Birmingham, AL
Trip type:
Family
Interesting, if weird!
4 of 5 bubbles May 24, 2016
I may have already reviewed this, but I'd recommend it if you like this sort of thing. The owner was very accommodating to come in on a day we could... more »
Cris C
Trip type:
Family
Tortured by not being open....
1 of 5 bubbles Jan 18, 2016
Call ahead.... same day you are going. The hours say 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday, but it was a no go for us. The whole purpose of our trip through... more »
1-5 of 21 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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