We’re not avid museum goers, but because we’ve been hearing great things about The Mob Museum in Vegas, we had to include it in our Las Vegas Bucket List.
The first thing you notice when you arrive is the building that it’s in, which we later learned was the federal courthouse where one of the biggest mob hearings was held!
This museum has a great layout and flow. The third floor focuses on the mob story: how it began, who were the big players, and the rapid growth across America.
This is the actual wall from Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929:
A giant wall of mobsters – all the way up to present day:
After learning more about how the mob took over America, you can make your way down to the second floor to learn more about the other side of the story – those who were trying to take down the mob. You start off by sitting in the courtroom that some of the most iconic hearings were held with a multi-media presentation.
An interactive exhibit where you can test your skills:
They have a few stations where you can take photos and email them to yourself.
Overall, we would recommend giving this place a visit. It was fascinating reading all the details, and we learned so much new information about the mob. They also do a great job of making all the exhibits interesting and interactive.
Tips for Visiting the Mob Museum Las Vegas:
- They offer audio tours in multiple languages and a guided tour if you’re interested.
- We spent about 2 hours at the museum on our own, which was plenty of time to make it through. If you want to read everything, you could easily spend half the day there.
- You can take the kids, too. They do a good job warning you which areas are graphic.
- They offer local discounts and you can always find coupons hotel lobbies of hotels or anywhere you buy discount show tickets.
Sept – June: 10AM to 7PM
July – August: Sunday to Thursday 10AM to 7PM;
Friday and Saturday 10AM to 9PM
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