Super cool and must do museum in the area!! It takes longer than you think, so plan for 2-4 hours depending on how much you read. But it’s definitely interesting from the beginning to the end. There’s plenty of rooms and crime genres for everyone. I wouldn’t recommend it for kids as it is a lot of reading and obviously all about crime. But all the artifacts and history behind the artifacts is amazing. They even have updated notes throughout the museum on any recent updates on the ‘unsolved’ crimes. 10/10
Great museum with so much to look at. Great customer service, and dedicated employees. Each corner you turned was another jaw dropping artifact for any true crime lover. Was very surprised to see some items there. They also have a fun interactive game upstairs.
This place really delivered and exceeded my expectations. From the outside, the building is large, but once you get inside you'll truly realize how large it is. They start you with medieval crime, go to colonial, Old West, mobster/gang violence, serial killers, governmental crimes, school shootings, 9/11, to forensics and everything between. There is something at this museum for everyone, no matter the passion, no matter the interest. We spent two hours here and could have easily invested more if we wanted. All of the facilities are state of the art, and they had so many interesting artifacts. I couldn't take pictures of them all, but they have items that belonged to Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, old collector guns, a recreation of a guillotine, and more. Everything was so clean and cared for, you could really tell where your entrance ticket funds were going. We bought our tickets ahead of time, but really found it unnecessary. You have to wait in the same line to enter as to buy tickets, so it was all the same. Other than that, the only quip I could make is the gift shop. I had such a great time that I was disappointed by how small the shop was. I wanted to buy something, but most of the items were for kids or apparel. They should have someone help them design items, like postcards, stickers, recreations, or more. There is some untaped potential there!
This place was amazing. This was a place full of artifacts from criminals across the country. It had O. J.'s car, when he was starting to run from the police. A replica of Bonnie and Clyde's car, that was used in the movie, from 1967, shot up by the G-men. They had a nice display of 9/11, where they had some of the steel girders, and a list of all the people that died on that horrible day. They had stories of John Dillinger, Bugs Moran, AL Capone, Jesse James, and Pretty Boy Floyd. A very interesting place. All of the items are worth seeing.
This is the perfect spot for an interactive date night!!! There’s something for everyone and I highly recommend it! You’re bound to learn at least one fact by the end!!! Random fun fact: I never knew Monica Lewinsky sold purses for a living after everything with Bill! 🤷🏽♀️ who knew?! (The museum has one of her purses on display!)
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