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At this good vs. evil museum, the law usually wins, but the villains certainly put up a plucky fight. Co-founded by John Walsh of the TV show America’s Most Wanted, the four-year-old repository delves into the dark side with artifacts from the criminal world and the penal system, such as Ted Bundy’s getaway VW Bug and an electric chair from a Tennessee state prison. For a deeper peek, go behind the scenes with such interactive experiences as a CSI lab and the TV show’s real studio.

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National Museum of Crime and Punishment

At this good vs. evil museum, the law usually wins, but the villains certainly put up a plucky fight. Co-founded by John Walsh of the TV show America’s Most Wanted, the four-year-old repository delves into the dark side with artifacts from the criminal world and the penal system, such as Ted Bundy’s getaway VW Bug and an electric chair from a Tennessee state prison. For a deeper peek, go behind the scenes with such interactive experiences as a CSI lab and the TV show’s real studio.