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John Dillinger Museum

Work 1 Courthouse Square Suite 200 Crown Point IN 46307 United StatesWork Phone: (219) 989-7979Website:
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Biographical Info

Now housed inside the historic Lake County Courthouse in downtown Crown Point, Indiana.

The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s depression era. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.

The museum is an educational and historic experience and uses John Dillinger and other era criminals as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity.

Items included in the museum are the notable “death trousers” (the pants Dillinger was wearing when he was shot outside of the Biograph Theater in Chicago), the infamous wooden gun, Dillinger’s lucky rabbit’s foot and more.

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WCIU’s You and Me in the Morning – Did you know: The Dillinger Museum
Having trouble viewing? Click here to view the segment on WCIU’s website.



Just outside of the John Dillinger Museum, visitors will find a memorial honoring the brave men, women and K9’s of Lake County, Ind. who have died in the line of duty dating back to the 1910s.

To learn more about those who have sacrificed their lives protecting us, please visit the Officer Down Memorial Page

To Find out More that’s Happening in Crown Point, Indiana Click HERE! 

Honoring the fallen dedication ceremonyWall Honoring the Fallen

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