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“Kids may enjoy this more than we did”

National Museum of Crime & Punishment
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 5 January 2012

My husband and I visited this museum and basically buzzed through it after shelling out some big bucks. It seemed to appeal mostly to those about 15 and younger, with various video game type exhibits, but we were not real intrigued, even though we both enjoy "true crime" stories. The Bonnie and Clyde exhibit was good, and the stuff on serial murderers was okay, but overall I would say save your $$ unless you have a bunch of kids who need to be entertained on a rainy day.

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

We are sad that you and your husband did not fully enjoy the museum. We understand that we are not for everyone, but it still is disappointing when someone is not satisfied. We do appreciate your review and take the feedback seriously. Thank you!

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

I wish i'd known that this place wasn't that great once i got in and i would just have looked at Ted Bundy's car and left. Some of the exhibits weren't working, that should have been interactive, and although it was off season they shouldn't charge so much if they aren't going to put on the same things.
Best thing was a machine that spat out a fingerprint card with a fake crime on it and we did it until we got a funny one!

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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Bonnie and Clyde's bullet riddled car is worth the visit.

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you for visiting us and for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed the museum, especially the section exploring Bonnie & Clyde! We hope you will visit us again soon! :-)

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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Slightly interesting to see exhibits based on notorious criminals but it was also somewhat disturbing how people gloriify these crazy people so much so that there is a museum dedicated to their crimes.

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you for visiting the Crime Museum! We appreciate your review and the feedback.

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

This was a very interesting and very fun museum. We spent two hours there and it went by quickly. It's a paid museum - about $20/person to get in - but worth it. Very interactive, with quizzes on the information in each exhibit. The simulated driving and shooting were a lot of fun, and we were very surprised to see that the bottom floor is where America's Most Wanted is filmed. Agree with others that said it's probably best for over 10 year old kids - some of the exhibits are more graphic. Definitely worth a visit.

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

We are so happy that you had a great time and found the museum to be interesting and fun!!! With over 100 interactives, the museum allows you to really explore the subject matter in a hands-on manner! We are thrilled that you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon!

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