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Museum of Historic Torture Devices

305 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1592
+1 630-628-9696
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Torture Museum

Definitely not for the sensitive. I thought it was interesting but some of the rest of our group... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
Winamac, Indiana, United States
Small but Very Interesting and Informative

I really enjoyed it. It gave a lot of good information accompanied with pictures and devices that... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Julia K
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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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305 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1592
+1 630-628-9696
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Definitely not for the sensitive. I thought it was interesting but some of the rest of our group were not so thrilled. It can be kind of gruesome. I would not suggest it for young children. But for adult inquiring minds.....

1  Thank HeatherMcCurdy
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I really enjoyed it. It gave a lot of good information accompanied with pictures and devices that were used historically to punish people. It is a dark history. They had a lot on John Gacy. The owner is very nice and knows a lot about...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 17 July 2015

If you are interested in the dark side of humanity, then you must stop here while in the Dells. My 16 year old son and I really enjoyed this. I am really into History and even discovered some things that I wasn't even aware of....More

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This museum was interesting, but is filled with gruesome history that turned my stomach. I should have expected that. The John Wayne Gacy victim photos were especially gorey/gruesome, and are not for the squeamish. I wouldn't say it was worth the admission price, but we...More

Thank Breanna K
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I am really into true crime and other similar topics, such as methods of execution and, yes, torture. The information and pictures offered inside this museum were very interesting - there were quite a few torture methods I hadn't heard of, and I'm quite well-read...More

1  Thank clearing_boxer
Reviewed 16 October 2014

When I first walked in, I was surprised at the very small size of the museum and how cheap their "scary" props were, but I found that by doubts were swept away by the interesting way they presented things. The museum shows some of the...More

4  Thank Lizzi O
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I was too scared to go thru. Events that really happened on the planet... yikes... when I saw that Gacey picture that was enough for me... I want to see happy stuff in the Dells... if you like that kind of thing you'll probably love...More

2  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This by far was the best part of my dells experience! So educational and interesting. Most items had full descriptions and history. If you like the darker side of history definitely check this out. I've seem some reviews saying it was too short and cheap...More

1  Thank Autumn T
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A dozen old things and printed pictures from the internet doesn't mean museum. The special Gacy exhibit was a few newspaper clippings and a painting that he did. Steer clear of this place and buy fudge or mini golf with the money instead.

Thank Neal M
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Dell's in July and went to this museum for the first time. It was definitely awesome and interesting. We have been wanting to go and we liked it alot. We had the splash card so we only had...More

1  Thank Brittney B
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31 December 2016|
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Response from WALLYWORLD53965 | Property representative |
Admission is $6.99 + tax. The Museum is now closed for the season and will reopen in the Spring!