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Nevada State Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums, Science Museums
Located at the Springs Preserve, the Nevada State Museum is home to a variety of permanent and changing exhibits that offer a fascinating look at the state's history and natural history. Highlights... Read More
Located at the Springs Preserve, the Nevada State Museum is home to a variety of permanent and changing exhibits that offer a fascinating look at the state's history and natural history. Highlights include a 14-foot-tall Columbian Mammoth skeleton and an Ichthyosaur, Nevada's state fossil, which lived in the waters that covered Nevada 225 million years ago. Guests can also hear tales of the famed Comstock Lode, as characters from Nevada's most famous gold and silver strike come to life. In addition to the engaging exhibits, the museum has a research library that focuses on Southern Nevada history. The museum store also carries a variety of goods, including Native American jewelry, collector items, books, children's items and Nevada-made products.
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
- Museums: "The museum's Showgirl Wall features the elaborate costumes and other memorabilia from some of Las Vegas' most well-known shows, like Lido de Paris, Folies Bergére and Jubilee."
- Best for Museums Because: The Nevada State museum holds exhibits covering every aspect of Southern Nevada history from fossils to the Las Vegas Strip.
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