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The Mob Museum
Type: Museums, Unusual
The Mob Museum tells the story of organized crime in America. The museum's location in Las Vegas is appropriate, considering Sin City's early history as an outpost of the Mafia. Located in a historic... Read More
The Mob Museum tells the story of organized crime in America. The museum's location in Las Vegas is appropriate, considering Sin City's early history as an outpost of the Mafia. Located in a historic Downtown Las Vegas building which was originally a federal courthouse, The Mob Museum presents a rounded view of this chapter of American history throughout its three floors of engaging exhibits, including high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments. These are names that many people recognize from the movies, but The Mob Museum tells the true stories. You'll learn about Al Capone, Tony Spilotro and Whitey Bulger, among other infamous men who once played important roles in American organized crime. Visitors also learn about law enforcement agents like Joe Pistone, who went undercover as Donnie Brasco, to help bring down the Mob.
- Museum: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
- The Underground Speakeasy & Distillery: Sun-Thu Noon-10pm; Fri-Sat Noon-Midnight
- Best Attractions & Activities: "One of the Mob Museum's newest additions is The Underground and The Speakeasy. Take the basement stairs to go back in time to the Prohibition, complete with locally made moonshine as well as other cocktails (for 21+)."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Mob Museum chronicles the story of organized crime in America, covering the stories of both mobsters and law enforcement.
- Museums: "Don't forget to visit the courtroom where the proceedings of the United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce occurred in Las Vegas in 1950. Led by U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver, the hearings sought to expose and control organized crime."
- Best for Museums Because: The Mob Museum not only shows the mob's impact on Las Vegas history, but also its unique imprint on America and the world.