The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum is officially known as The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement and is located downtown Las Vegas. The museum is a short walking distance from Fremont Street. It opened on February 14, 2012- which was the 83rd year anniversary of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Trip Advisor recently ranked this museum as the 20th best museum in the United States. This is quite impressive for the five-year-old museum. The Mob Museum has something for everyone. Historians will be impressed about how the exhibits cover the birth of the mob to the present. Also, if you want to have fun, the museum offers interactive exhibits and real stories of both gangsters and law enforcement. You’ll see hundreds of exhibits, movies, and state of the art AV displays. Some of the many subjects that you will learn about are the following: How the mob is looked at today, pop cultures representation of the mob, mob violence, and of course Las Vegas’ organized crime history, and much more. In March 2017 it was announced that the Mob Museum would add four new exhibits. These new attraction are the following:
- Underground: Here, you’ll be able to drink 20’s era cocktails in a speakeasy. Also, a working distillery will be on site where you will learn about bootlegging.
- Use Of Force: This attraction will help you better appreciate how police are required to make instant, life and death decisions.
Crime Lab: Visitors will get first-hand experience in the investigation of finding out the cause of someone’s murder and also explain how DNA and fingerprints are used in criminal investigation.
- Modern Day Organized Crime: Though interactive, hands-on experience you’ll learn about modern-day organized crime. Cyber crime, drug cartels, modern-day slavery, and more will be examined.
$23.95 for adults. Las Vegas residents, senior citizens (65+), military, police, children (11 to 17 years of age) are all given discounts. 10 and under children have free admission. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Try here for some great south Las Vegas strip shopping try Town Square. To get back to the home page, Click Here.