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“Excellent education on Vegas and mob history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-229-2734
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Ranked #9 of 267 Attractions in Las Vegas
Type: Museums
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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“Excellent education on Vegas and mob history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We went to the museum and spent two hours visiting all the exhibits. The guys in our group enjoyed the gun testing skills and the women enjoyed the perspective of women in mobs history.

Visited April 2013
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“Educational and detailed, seemingly without bias”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I went to this one as it was one of the attractions I could visit using my Las Vegas PowerPass, and didn't anticipate staying more than just a quick walk-through to see what it was about. I stayed over 2 hours and could have stayed longer had it not been close to closing time. It's on Stewart Avenue, parallel to Fremont Street in downtown La Vegas, and worth getting the Deuce bus from the strip to visit it. You get a wrist band at the admission desk, so you can reenter the museum as many times as you like that day. This would have been useful had I gone earlier in the day, as the museum is packed with information from the mob era, as well as exhibits, screenings, and some interesting interactive parts, all of which take a long time to look through if you want to get the most out of them. I didn't even realise I'd spent that long in there until it was almost closing time. So much to see and do over three large floors of the building, and the screenings and court room offer a good place to sit down and rest your feet.

This is the most detailed and well thought out speciality museum I've been to. There are a number of exhibits, screenings and pictures that wouldn't be suitable for children - they're depicting an era and a lifestyle that wasn't suitable for children, and have been kept true to form. Even I skipped a few bits due to graphic images.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Interesting, but takes time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Well put on history of the "mob" nationally, regionally and locally. It involves 3 floors of exhibits and video, it takes about 3 hours to do it justice. The Mob Experience at the Tropicana is quicker and also good in a different way. I recommend both.

Visited April 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“A diversion in Vegas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I'm not a big fan of Vegas but I travel through there often and am always looking for something different to do. The Mob Museum is in the old post office/courthouse in downtown, walking distance from the Freemont Experience. It's a little pricey for a museum ($18) but we got the old folks discount. It's 3 floors and mostly exhibits to read with some videos and artifacts. It's cleverly done to take you through the beginnings in Ellis Island through the crackdown on the mob in the 50's. A good history lesson and a good way to spend a few hours.

The courthouse architecture is interesting too and they don't say much about it but the staff had some stories.

Visited April 2013
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Scottsville, New York, United States
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“Exceptionally Well Done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Meticulously researched and very well done The Mob Museum is a must see for any Las Vegas visitors who are interested in the history of Vegas and crime in the United States. To do it justice, :-), allow a minimum of two hours to view all the exhibits and films located in its three floors. Parking is readily available beside the museum in its own parking lot for $5.

Visited April 2013
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