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Las Vegas Museums

If you need a break from the tables or gambling is just not your thing, then explore the city, its museums, galleries, public art, historic sites and architectural landmarks

Check out one of the many Las Vegas museums in and around town. In fact Las Vegas has so many and such a vast variety of museums you are guaranteed to find one or two that interests you.

From costumes, jewelry, pianos, classic cars, art pieces, wax figures or exhibitions on biological sciences. Museums in Las Vegas are a must visit for every tourist to the city.

Las Vegas has been called an outdoor museum of American Popular Culture. As one of America's fastest growing cities, it has an emerging art landscape that has its own unique character and flavor - Oscar B. Goodman - Former City Mayor

The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum

Also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, the Mob Museum in Las Vegas chronicles the history of organized crime in America and the efforts of law enforcement to combat it. The museum features 17,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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Atomic Testing Museum
Atomic Testing Museum

Discover the history of nuclear testing in Nevada. Learn about the birth of the atom leading up to the birth of the atomic bomb following all the way through to present-day uses of atomic energy.

755 E. Flamingo Rd.
702-794-5151 ; 702-796-5161
Mon - Sat. 10am - 5pm ; Sun 12noon - 5pm;
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Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is a cultural destination in which visitors of all backgrounds and interests can experience exceptional art in an unrivaled setting.

Exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the world's most influential artists. Classic contemporary, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and the list goes on.

Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; last admission sold 30 minutes prior to closing
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
702-693-7871 / 877-957-9777

Boulder City - Hoover Dam Museum

The story of one of history's greatest construction, the Hoover Dam and Boulder City as told by the workers and their families. Witness the lives of the men and women who came here. Discover how families survived in 120 degrees heat. Learn of the dangers high-scalers had to overcome as they dangled hundreds of feet in the air above the canyon. Visit the museum. Relax and stroll through the historic Boulder Dam Hotel. You will find lots to do at the museum.

Open Daily; 10am - 5pm; Mon - Sat.; Noon - 5pm Sunday. Closed major public holidays.
Adults: $11; Children 4 - 16 yrs, $9; under 3yrs free

1305 Arizona Street , Boulder City
Admission call: 702-294-1988

Clark County Heritage Museum

Re-live the valley's past at Heritage Street. See a collection of historic homes restored to recreate the lifestyles of important periods in local history.

1830 South Boulder Highway, Las Vegas
Daily 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week

DISCOVERY Children's Museum
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

Visit the museum where children play to learn and adults become children again. At the DISCOVERY Children's Museum, arts, nature, music, sciences and humanities come to life. Let your children enjoy the hands-on exhibits in a 22,000 sq-ft. exhibit space. Traveling exhibits change every three months.

Hours: September through May;
Tuesday- Friday: 9am - 4pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult; 18 years or older.
Adults not permitted without a child.

DISCOVERY Children's Museum at Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center located adjacent to The Smith Center at Symphony Park.
360 Promenade Place Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: (702) 382-KIDS / 702-382-5437

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Visit Madame Tussauds stunning stable of wax figures. With more than 100 figures at the museum, from movie stars to sports figures to heads of state. See wax likeness of Barack Obama, John Wayne, James Brown, Denzel Washington, John F. Kennedy, Neil Armstrong, Benjamin Franklin, and George W. Bush, just to name a few. An interactive segment of the museum even lets you play golf with Tiger Woods, shoot baskets with Shaq, or marry George Clooney. Here is a current list of the All-Star lineup at Madame Tussauds

Open Daily at 10am
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Dedicated to educating children and families in natural sciences, this non-profit institution allows guests to journey through time. Explore a world of animated dinosaurs and prehistoric wildlife. Trek across the African Gallery or view a live shark exhibit. From the dinosaur age to present day wildlife, visitors learn through it's interactive exhibits and educational programs.

Daily 9am - 4pm

900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas 89101

Las Vegas Art Museum

Located in a new $20-million facility that also houses the Las Vegas Library, the Las Vegas Art Museum is a showcase for international, national and regional art.

Harry Reid Aviation History Museum - Harry Reid International Airport
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum

Visit the 3,000 sq-ft of exhibit area at the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum. Learn about the history of commercial and general aviation in Southern Nevada. From the first flight in the 1920's through the introduction of Jets and significant national events that affected aviation in Las Vegas..

Open 24 hours; Free admission
Mezzanine Area (second floor)

Nevada State Museum & Historical Society

A preservation of native plants and animals showcased in four separate galleries surrounded by park land and ponds

Adults $4; Children 17 and under Free
700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas
Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm.

Majorie Barrick Museum of Natural History - UNLV

Learn about the native cultures of the Southwest. Watch live desert reptiles, mammals and insects, natural history and anthropology.

Mon - Fri 8am - 4:45pm; Sat 10am - 2pm; Closed holidays. Suggested donation, $5
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 895-3381

Las Vegas Museum Contact Numbers
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Burlesque Hall of Fame
Clark County Museum
Clark County Wetlands Park
DISCOVERY Children's Museum
Imagine Exhibitions Gallery/Venetian
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Lost City Museum
Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV
The Mob Museum
National Atomic Testing Museum
The Neon Museum
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Springs Preserve
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Hispanic Museum of Nevada
Hoover Dam Visitor Center
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Old Logandale Museum
Pinball Hall of Fame
Red Rock Visitor Center
Searchlight Historic Museum
Valley of Fire State Park
Walker African-American Museum
Bus Routes to Las Vegas Museums
Museums Bus Route Address
African American Museum & Research Center 209, 214 705 W. Van Buren Ave.
Boulder City Historic District 402 1497 Nevada Hwy., Boulder City
Heritage Museum 402 1830 S. Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas Natural History 113 900 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Las Vegas Springs Preserve 104, 207, 208 (weekends only) 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Discovery Children's Museum 105, 206, 207, CX, 401 360 Promenade Pl.
Mob Museum 207, 215, Deuce, CX, DVX 300 Stewart Ave.
Museum of Natural History 108, 109, 201, 202, CX 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
National Atomic Testing Museum 108, 202 755 E. Flamingo Rd.
Nevada State Museum 104, 207, 208 (weekends only) 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
UNLV Barrick Museum 108, 109, 201, 202, CX 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Centennial Express: CX

Boulder Highway Express: BHX Henderson/Boulder City: 402 Sahara Express: SX

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