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Museum of Historic Torture Devices

740 Eddy Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-254-2439
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Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Historic Torture Devices provides a look into the darkest chapters in human history. View several torture devices and descriptions of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

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 and intrigued with all of it. The pictures of the items used are not gory... More

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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.

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I walked through the Torture Museum while the rest of the family did Wizard Quest. It cost me $8 or $9 to get in. The museum is teeny tiny. It's really just one room with barricades put up to section everything off. Most of it is reading placards on the wall, but there's also a few actual exhibits of the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Interesting exhibits of the horrible things humans do to each other. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Definatly not for kids or the squeamish. Took about 45 minutes to walk through and read all of the placards.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The Torture Museum is full of old torture devices along with a written description of how it was used. Not for the young or faint of heart. Definitely worth a look if you are interested in that type of thing. Takes about 30 minutes. Friendly staff. Check the website for a coupon.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited this place and thought we could kill an hour. WRONG!!! It took a whopping 10 mins. and thats only bc I read everything they had. Even though it had a few neat exhibits, I wouldn't go back or recommend this to any of my friends. Wouldve been pissed off at a 2.00 cover, let alone... More

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missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went here to kill time before the movie. We should have saved our money and continued to walk around. Sure it was interesting to read about the different devices but a lot of the show pieces were not original they were cheap props. That was very disapointing. They also had cheap plastic skeletons in a lot... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

It wasn't worth out money. The grip machine didnt go past 13 and overall I spent like maybe 10 minutes and that's bc I read everything. If you just want to see. Don't go...

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Me and my girlfriend went there last summer and it was fun and entertaining. You pretty much just walk through and look at some crazy old torture devices and look at caricatures of the devices or torture styles. The one that stuck out in my mind that I will never forget was the torture by elephant. If the person was... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I wanted to keep my girls busy while i waited for my friend to come back but they were out of there in 5 minutes. what a waste of money.

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