Museums in Downtown


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  • Neon Museum
    In an outdoor lot known as the Boneyard, visitors explore the final resting place for some of the grand, colorful signs that once lined the Vegas Strip. The museum’s collection includes dozens of salvaged signs, which highlight the ways the glowing art pieces have evolved as technology has changed.
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    770 Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV US
  • Neon Museum
    When the lights of Vegas go out, they wind up at the Neon Museum's Boneyard, a nearly two-acre outdoor campus featuring more than 150 signs. On guided tours, guests can explore the Wonderland-style maze of Vegas's past, wandering a path between signs and Americana sculpture. At night the tour takes on an almost haunting glow as many of these icons light up again.
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    821 Las Vegas Blvd N
    Las Vegas, NV US
  • Mob Museum
    While the name would suggest a tribute to the underworld, The Mob Museum details both the history of organized crime in the United States and pays homage to the law enforcement agencies that worked together to end the Mob‰Ûªs rule in Las Vegas. It's set in an historic 1933 building, which was first a U.S. post office and later the federal courthouse that was the site of the 1950 Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime. A dozen exhibits throughout the 41,000-square-foot, three-story building utilize high-tech theater presentations, interactive demonstrations, such as The Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS), used to train law enforcement agencies at every level; and actual artifacts that include the wall from the 1929 St. Valentine‰Ûªs Day Massacre in Chicago and personal belongings of Al Capone, Charles ‰ÛÏLucky‰Û� Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Ben ‰ÛÏBugsy‰Û� Siegel, Frank ‰ÛÏLefty‰Û� Rosenthal, Tony Spilotro and John Gotti.
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    300 Stewart Ave.
    Las Vegas, NV US
  • Fremont Street Experience
    Las Vegas is known for its lights, but instead of neon bulbs advertising casinos, the Viva Vision show gathers crowds for daily light performances set to music. A 1,500-foot-long, 90-foot-wide screen suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian mall flashes 12.5 million energy-efficient LED lamps as tunes from Bon Jovi, the Who, and others play.
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    425 Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV US
  • Lied Discovery Children's Museum
    Exhibits invite kids for hands-on learning about art, history, and science. In Eco City, they discover ways to shrink their carbon footprints; in Young at Art, they create masterpieces with a variety of media; and in Water World, they get their hands wet in hands-on water-powered experiments.
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    833 Las Vegas Blvd N
    Las Vegas, NV US
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
    Opened in 1991, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum presents a collection of wildlife, historical, geologic and prehistoric exhibits. Nine galleries fill the two-story building with lifelike replicas of extinct and present day fauna, including animals that once roamed the area that is today known as Las Vegas. The Marine Life Gallery features a vast assortment of sea life, with full-sized whales hanging from the ceiling, an interactive display of sounds from several species of oceanic creatures and a pool filled with live baby sharks and sting rays. In another area, dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Ichthyosaur transport visitors back to the time before humans walked the earth. And not far away is Treasures of Egypt, a 4,000-square-foot monument to King Tut’s tomb, which houses more than 500 replicas of the boy king’s burial chamber.
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    900 Las Vegas Blvd N
    Las Vegas, NV US
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