Posted on:History buffs can enjoy buy-one, get-one free admission at the John Dillinger Museum in Crown Point, Ind. during National Travel and Tourism Week from May 1 to 7. The Dillinger Museum was moved to the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point's downtown in 2015. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is closed Mondays.
Regular admission for the John Dillinger Museum is $4/adults; $3/seniors; $2/children ages 6 - 12; children under 6 are free. Active fire, EMS, military and Hoosier Helpers as well as active or retired police officers are also free.
The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on a historical adventure through the life of John Dillinger and other gangsters during the Depression Era crime spree in the Midwest. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and the advancement made in crime fighting technology. The museum is an educational and historic experience using Dillinger and other criminals as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity.
The museum is home to the most comprehensive collection of Dillinger artifacts including the "death trousers," the infamous wooden gun, Dillinger's lucky rabbit's foot and more.
Visitors are asked to take special note of the memorial in the museum that honors the brave men, women and K9's of Lake County, Ind. who have died in the line of duty dating back to the 1910s.
For additional information on the museum, visit www.dillingermuseum.com. The John Dillinger Museum is located on the ground floor of the Lake County Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square in Crown Point, Ind. The John Dillinger Museum has been featured on major national news stations as well as the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.