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Curiosity Museum

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 465-3200 PHONE | (866) 465-3205
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Curiosity Museum

Illusions, ghost hunting kits, Victorian Vampire Killing kits and more are featured at the new Curiosity Museum, based in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel. From robots that watch you wander through the displays to the curious world of quack medicine, there is a bit of everything in this 1,500 square foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the space is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

Admission is $6 per person.

Hours of Operation

Saturday - Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Payments Accepted

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Curiosity Museum
301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-2402 (Formerly Historic Museum of Torture Devices)
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Recent Reviews
Los Altos, CA
Something to do if you are in Alton
Aug 31, 2019
If you are in Alton, and need something to do for 1/2 an hour or so, then stop on by. It is $6 (cash only) and only open on weekends.... more »
Carrieann W
Trip type:
Gross good fun
Apr 13, 2019
Located in historic downtown Alton and tucked between two really cool kind of hippie stores (think incense, hand made soaps, crystals) this place was absolutely awesome! $6 per person, lots... more »
Katie C
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Super interesting!
Mar 31, 2019
A lot of cool stuff in there! Husband wanted to do something and we found this. It was rated well and we tried it out. It was A lot of... more »
Trip type:
Let the Curiosity Museum get the best of your attention!
Mar 24, 2019
This place was the highlight of our Alton day trip. I can't stop thinking about how awesomely spooky this place was. I truly thought I was walking into an episode... more »
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Different and neat
Mar 13, 2019
Went here with a group of friends, it was pretty neat, some odd stuff to see to say the least. Thought there would be more, but still cool nonetheless more »
1-5 of 34 Reviews

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Curiosity Museum

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 465-3200 PHONE