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Museum of Historic Torture Devices

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Address: 305 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1592
Phone Number: +1 630-628-9696
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The Museum of Historic Torture Devices provides a look into the darkest...

The Museum of Historic Torture Devices provides a look into the darkest chapters in human history. View several torture devices and descriptions of the barbaric ways they were used. Admission also includes access to the special exhibit: John Wayne Gacy- "Torture King of Chicago". The Museum of Historic Torture Devices is located in Downtown Wisconsin Dells. Open daily mid-June through Labor Day and weekends only in Spring & Fall.

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Creepy and Loud

This is a very interesting tour. In this museum, you are surrounded by torture devices of all times. Amazing (and sad)what terrible things humans do to each other. I think I... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
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Aurora, Colorado
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place took maybe 10 minutes to walk through, if I didn't read everything it would have been maybe 2 minutes. Waste of money!

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is on Broadway, almost where you cannot see it- next to the mirror maze. It was 6.95 to get in - my teen daughter and I went. She loved it too. It's only 3 small rooms, but packed with info, pictures and many torture/death devices from past to present, from the knee crusher to the metal cage worn by... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a very interesting tour. In this museum, you are surrounded by torture devices of all times. Amazing (and sad)what terrible things humans do to each other. I think I would have enjoyed this museum more if the volume on the video and creepy sound effects were turned down. The high volume in this museum must of been some... More 

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Walhalla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were amazed by all the devices used throughout history as devices to make people cry "Uncle". This was very interesting but I wouldn't take young children. There is alot packed into this museum and you can spend half hour or 45 minutes in it easily. Well put together and well researched.

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Something different to do for a change..... You can spend as long as you like in this small museum. I thought it was interesting . My teenage grandson thought it was way cool........

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Portage, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our 30 minutes through the museum but wouldn't go again or tell anyone to go as it was really expencive to get it for what you saw

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Menominee, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The torture museum is placed right outside of a very loud, noisy arcade, with speakers blaring and stickers all over the place advertising for it. The place is manned by a single person, no body else, who is manning the front counter. For a little over $10.00 a person you can tour their facility, learn about the history of human... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We stopped in this museum in its new location. It was very interesting but not for extremely young children.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Tucked away off the main street in a small building were some very unique and fascinating things to see! Really peaked my interest in history and was surprised to learn some of the devices that were used until recently! Tons of interesting facts and a lot of history to peak your interest for further study. Friendly owners, a must see... More 

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Bensenville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Really really interesting. Small but mighty. Tucked in the heart of downtown Wisconsin Dells. It was a nice time.

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