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Museum of Historic Torture Devices

305 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1592
+1 630-628-9696
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Turned my stomach

This museum was interesting, but is filled with gruesome history that turned my stomach. I should... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2015
Breanna K
Really interesting, but a little hokey...

I am really into true crime and other similar topics, such as methods of execution and, yes... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2015
Suphan Buri, Thailand
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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305 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1592
+1 630-628-9696
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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 3 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 17 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 2 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 11 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 23 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
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Went 2 this d/t having 1/2 to burn before ghost boat. Used splash card and was able 2 get son and I in for 9.00. Actually enjoyed this more than Ripleys. Small area but interesting. Unique items. Have 2 be able 2 read plaques 2...More

3  Thank dotblank
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Being a slightly off person, this place intrigued me. I got a attraction bundle deal ( if you've been to wis dells you'll know exactly what that is. It's only offered every 3 feet) so the price was rather cheap. Overall I was creeped out...More

1  Thank Jeepfrk_cj
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This was our 2nd visit, enjoyed it just as much this time as the 1st. The entry isn't outrageous and it's a part of our history. A sick part, but nonetheless, it was interesting to read everything. Will visit again next summer.

1  Thank wisconny_woman88
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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!