The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger's Final Jail Break

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March 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

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Travel back in time to March 3, 1934, when one of the most infamous prison escapes in American history occurred. This temporary display at Alcatraz East Crime Museum highlights John Dillinger, one of the most famous bank robbers in the country, and his final break from Lake County jail in Indiana. Don't miss The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger's Final Jail Break at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. 

The prison break was 88 years ago, yet so many are still dumbstruck by the unfortunate series of events that made Dillinger a household name in American crime history.

Date and Time

March 03, 2022 - March 03, 2023

Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Location

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

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Tickets

The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger’s Final Jail Break is a temporary exhibit that is free for all Alcatraz East Crime Museum guests.

Reserve a general admission to Alcatraz East Crime Museum from Tripster and save $2.00 for every ticket you purchase.

About The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger’s Final Jail Break

John Dillinger is remembered as one of the most notorious bank robbers in the country. Together with his gang, Dillinger killed 10 people, wounded seven others, and robbed a string of banks in just over a year. On top of this, Dillinger’s penchant for escaping authorities with at least three jailbreaks under his belt continues to astound die-hard crime and mystery fans.

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The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger’s Final Jail Break is a temporary Dillinger exhibit that showcases interesting artifacts from this moment in history. Among other things, take a look at Dillinger’s real “escape” gun. As well as his famous death mask, which was created 12 hours after his death at the Cook County Morgue.

COVID Information

Alcatraz East Crime Museum encourages all guests to wear masks and avoid close contact with other groups or visitors while inside the premises. 

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There is also no cash transaction allowed. If you are planning to purchase additional tickets to Alcatraz East Crime Museum, drinks, snacks, or souvenirs, don’t forget to bring credit or debit cards.

Complete Your Alcatraz East Crime Musem Experience

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Experience The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger’s Final Jail Break

Examine John Dillinger’s life–from a broken childhood, bank robberies, multiple murders, and prison escapes. Formulate your own theories about how he managed to escape from jail three times. And ponder how he evaded the FBI for so long. But, most importantly, why did he do it all?

Venue

Alcatraz East Crime Museum
2757 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 United States
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Phone:
(865) 453-3278
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