There is no denying we live in an age where it is completely acceptable to be totally and completely obsessed with all things true -crime. From books and podcasts to documentaries and films, we just can’t seem to get enough. If we have accurately described all of your hobbies and interests thus far, then this list of true crime vacation destinations was curated specially for you. Let’s take a look!
Cream City Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ahh, Jeffrey Dahmer. Even if you’re fairly new to true crime, you’re probably familiar with Jeffrey Dahmer, otherwise known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, otherwise known as the Milwaukee Monster, the serial killer who was responsible for seventeen deaths between 1978 and 1991. We aren’t here to get into the gruesome details of the deaths, but rather to let you know there is a tour you can go on that follows the exact route for seven of the seventeen murders. The tour lasts roughly 75 minutes and in case you’re wondering, the tour is allegedly so gruesome it has been banned from Groupon. Twice.
Crimson Trails Walking Tour in Savannah, Georgia
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If you’re visiting Savannah, then you probably have a whole mess of tours and museums on your agenda that fall under the category of true crime and paranormal history. We absolutely must recommend the adults-only true crime walking tour. On this tour, you’ll visit eight locations with gruesome pasts that span from the early 1700s to as recent as the early 2000s.
Villisca Axe Murder House in Villisca, Iowa
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If these tours just aren’t doing it for you, then maybe you should consider spending the night in a murder house. Say, one where eight people were brutally murdered with an axe? In 1912 Josiah Moore, his entire family, and two guests were murdered in their home; to this day no one knows who committed this awful crime and history tells us there were a number of axe murders committed at this time. Apparently, the victims still roam the halls of their once home; guests can tour the house during the day, but the real scary good time happens after dark.
Torso Murder Tour in Cleveland, Ohio
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Between 1935 and 1938 thirteen headless and mutilated bodies were found strewn about on the streets of Cleveland. Though try as Eliot Ness might, he was never able to find the killer; today you can take a bus tour down Broadway and retrace the steps of the “Mad Butcher”.