Alton, Illinois: Curiosity Museum (Historic Museum of Torture Devices)

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Address:
301 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
Directions:
Downtown, a block north of US Hwy 67. On the south side of E. Broadway just east of Alton St.
Hours:
Sa-Su 12-4, or by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
618-465-3200
Admission:
Adults $6, cash only.
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Historic Museum of Torture Devices.

Curiosity Museum (Historic Museum of Torture Devices)
Chastity belts, "the much-dreaded Chinese Death Cage," and more. Spin the wheel of death to see how you'll die; pose for a photo holding a Nazi sub-machine gun. Claims to be in the most haunted building in the most haunted town in America. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/09/2016]

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Historic Museum of Torture Devices

Over 50 exhibits of torture devices. All are replicas, but historically accurate. Written material and pictures accompany each exhibit. Takes about 45 minutes for a self-guided tour. Cameras allowed, stay as long as you like. Odditorium section coming soon with exhibits of medical quackery, Civil War medicine, medical anomalies, voodoo, odd historical items, and "freaks."

[Janet Kolar, 04/07/2014]

Inside the downtown Mineral Springs Mall, the "most haunted building in Alton."

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