Crown Point, Indiana: John Dillinger Museum (Closed)

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Directions:
In the old courthouse in the town square. Entrance on the north side of the building.
Hours:
August 31, 2017: Closed permanently.
Status:
Closed

John Dillinger Museum.

John Dillinger Museum

Many one-of-a-kind, and occasionally bloody, items from Indiana's most famous outlaw. Opened July 22, 2015 -- anniversary of Dillinger's death; closed permanently August 31, 2017.

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John Dillinger Museum

Sadly, the museum appears to have closed. I have fond memories of visiting the museum in Nashville, Indiana [original location]. It was informative, tacky, fun, and very low-tech. It featured Dillinger's alleged actual "death pants," with a hand-lettered card that said "blood" and an arrow pointing to some dark spots on the cloth. I also visited the museum in Hammond some years later, and felt it had lost some if its charm by being made more educational and modern.

[Marcie Williams, 09/04/2017]

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John Dillinger Museum

The John Dillinger Museum was a great and inexpensive attraction. But I would suggest using caution with small children. A few of the push-button exhibits scared my six-year-old. Even I jumped! I would also recommend grabbing a museum brochure before you tour the museum, because it gives you a scavenger hunt that keeps you engaged and on the prowl while you visit.

[Just Brennon Blog, 01/14/2017]

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