Some people will say this true crime boom is just a phase, but true Murderinos know better — America has always been fascinated with true crime. In the 1800s people turned out in droves to watch public executions and in the 1900s photographers like Weegee built careers by photographing grisly New York crime scenes.
Is true crime a slightly morbid obsession? Sure, but many devotees of the genre find it to be strangely comforting. Being aware of the worst things that can happen to a person sometimes helps ease the anxiety the comes with fearing those worst case scenarios.
So if you need to scratch that morbid itch, here are 10 landmarks worth visiting, from a Dallas museum that shows you the site of a presidential assassination to a small dive bar in Florida where one of America’s most notorious female serial killers was arrested. Pack a bag, jump in the car with a few episodes of your favorite true crime podcasts and, as "My Favorite Murder" hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark say, “Stay sexy and don’t get murdered.”