Alcatraz East Crime Museum

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Alcatraz East is a crime museum featuring an in depth look at American Crime History which includes artifacts from Alcatraz, but this is not a Museum dedicated solely to Alcatraz.Explore American History from a different perspective. Five unique galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and the Judiciary Branch of government. The museum is 25,000 square feet spread over 2 floors and includes over 100 interactives.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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Kelly M
32 contributions
Prison Escape
Oct 2021
I enjoyed visiting the attraction. Some things were hard to see as I am in a wheelchair. I would go back to see it again. Really enjoyed the Forensics area.
Written October 12, 2021
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Andy P
Paris, IL176 contributions
Worth seeing
Oct 2021 • Family
I don't know if other museums ruined me or what but I was really impressed with this one. It had to be one of the largest museums I have been to. Just when you think, well this is the end, it goes on even more. This is a newer museum so it does have that going for it as well. True crime has always been interesting to me and some of my kids have also picked up on that interest. The price is a little high but you get a lot out of it so it seems reasonable.
Written October 10, 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum!
Written October 20, 2021
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Companion00121951067
2 contributions
Family Fun
Oct 2021 • Family
This was a great experience for my family. The staff are very friendly and takes sanitation very seriously. There are interactive activities and staff members are there to sanitize. There are also hand sanitation stations throughout. We purchased that laser experience and the trivia book. The trivia book really added to the experience and my kiddos! We would definitely recommend it.
Written October 10, 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and the Top Detective Book made the visit extra special!
Written October 20, 2021
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Cheryl B
Selbyville, DE13 contributions
Great museum!
Oct 2021
If you like true crime then spend some time in this museum. We spent about 2.5-3 hours here. They have some very interesting displays and very informative. There is a lot of reading to do, but we didn't mind. There are also interactive displays. They have exhibits from Pirates, to the old west, to the mobster era and serial killers. They take you from the criminals to autopsy to forensics to death chambers through history. This is a two story museum and they do have elevators. They also have an exhibit of cars used in crimes. We highly recommend this museum
Written October 10, 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum!
Written October 20, 2021
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Katie K
Campbellsport, WI12 contributions
sooo interesting
Sep 2021
We spent hours here. Even my 3 and 5 year olds found something to do (photo ops, etc). The different exhibits are interesting and the interior is huge! Interactive in some spots too.
Written October 3, 2021
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Great to hear that even your young children were able enjoy the museum!
Written October 4, 2021
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Tammy E
East Peoria, IL29 contributions
very interesting
Sep 2021
Our whole group really enjoyed this museum. there was a lot of reading but a lot of interesting exhibits and information. Part of our group are true crime junkies, and part are not, but everyone agreed this was definitely worth the time and money.
Written October 2, 2021
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We are so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit whether a crime junkie or not!
Written October 4, 2021
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CD G
Columbus, OH132 contributions
Save your money fellow LEOs
Sep 2021 • Couples
No. Just No. Who ever created this place was just creating something on an attempt to suck as much money out of the visiting tourists as possible. As a career law enforcement officer this was a waste of time.
Written September 29, 2021
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We hate to hear that you didnt enjoy your visit to the museum. As a LEO you we offer a large discount on your tickets as a thank you for your service to your community. We hope you were able to receive that for you and your family. "sucking money" out of you is not are intentions which is why our prices are comparable with all other museums in the area and why we offer those special rates to military, law, corrections etc.
Written October 4, 2021
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lovetravel2
660 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2021 • Friends
This is a very interesting museum. It is not for kids, there is a lot of reading in here. It gives tons of details and takes a few hours to go through, so be prepared to spend a lot of time to read everything. This does not disappoint if you are interested in this sort of subject.
Written September 29, 2021
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Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Stop in and see us again soon!
Written October 4, 2021
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amy f
Wisconsin32 contributions
Very interesting and very clean
Sep 2021 • Couples
A lot of interactive stuff to do. Very interesting artifacts. I am a huge crime junkie so this museum suited me. The staff was cleaning the touch exhibits almost after every use. So clean.
Written September 27, 2021
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We work very hard to keep our museum to the cleanest standard possible and we appreciate you noticing! Glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum overall!
Written October 4, 2021
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david w
Colonial Heights, VA79 contributions
Fun and informative experience.
Sep 2021
Plenty of history to read, lots of artifacts to see and many interactive exhibits. Any one into crime, mystery or history should certainly visit. Very large and worth the admission price. Could easily take 2 to 3 hours if you take your time. Although fun for kids too, it did not hold the attention of our 4 year for the amount of time it takes, so I do not recommend for young children.
Written September 26, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 star review! we are so glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written October 4, 2021
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Alcatraz East Crime Museum is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM