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2017 Official Alton Visitors Guide
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Curiosity Museum

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.
4.0 of 5 bubbles
36 Reviews
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Curiosity Museum

Illusions, ghost hunting kits, Victorian Vampire Killing kits and more are featured at the new Curiosity Museum, based in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel. From robots that watch you wander through the displays to the curious world of quack medicine, there is a bit of everything in this 1,500 square foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the space is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

 

Admission is $6 per person.




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Curiosity Museum
301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-2402 (Formerly Historic Museum of Torture Devices)
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Recent Reviews
SunWukong_1
Peoria, Illinois
Trip type:
Solo travel
Leaky roof dirty cabinets
Jan 22, 2020
It could have been a lot of fun but some of the items were damaged and there was water falling from the ceiling so it wasn't a great experience. The... more »
jdk627
House Springs, Missouri
Trip type:
Couples
Cool little place
Jan 19, 2020
Stopped in here after I saw a YouTube video of the place. Kind of a neat little stop. It is cash only but there is a ATM in the hallway... more »
Smokeyham
Santa Clara, California
Something to do if you are in Alton
Aug 31, 2019
If you are in Alton, and need something to do for 1/2 an hour or so, then stop on by. It is $6 (cash only) and only open on weekends.... more »
Carrieann W
Trip type:
Family
Gross good fun
Apr 13, 2019
Located in historic downtown Alton and tucked between two really cool kind of hippie stores (think incense, hand made soaps, crystals) this place was absolutely awesome! $6 per person, lots... more »
Katie C
Trip type:
Couples
Super interesting!
Mar 31, 2019
A lot of cool stuff in there! Husband wanted to do something and we found this. It was rated well and we tried it out. It was A lot of... more »
1-5 of 36 Reviews

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Curiosity Museum

Illusions, ghost hunting kits, Victorian Vampire Killing kits and more are featured at the new Curiosity Museum, based in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel. From robots that watch you wander through the displays to the curious world of quack medicine, there is a bit of everything in this 1,500 square foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the space is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

 

Admission is $6 per person.




 

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