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

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Directions:
Downtown, a block north of US-67. On the south side of E. Broadway just east of Alton St.
Status:
Gone

Historic Museum of Torture Devices.

Historic Museum of Torture Devices

Had chastity belts, "the much-dreaded Chinese Death Cage," cursed dolls, and more. Claimed to be in the most haunted building in the most haunted town in America.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/09/2016]

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The Soul Asylum

Back in March the Curiosity Museum reopened as The Soul Asylum. While it still mainly focuses on the torture devices of the previous museum, the place also holds local artifacts, haunted dolls, and relics from serial killers. A spooky time for all to have.

[Steven Emmons, 06/17/2022]
Curiosity Museum (Historic Museum of Torture Devices)

This attraction is no longer open.

[Bill Thomas, 01/13/2022]
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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