Nevada State Museum

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Nevada State Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Nevada State Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas preserves, shares, and promotes the understanding, and celebration of Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage for the enrichment of all generations.
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Aloha44
Hawaii10 contributions
Time Capsule of Las Vegas History
Dec 2020
This gem of a museum is not to be missed! From prehistoric beasts, to silver mines, mobs, and showgirl costumes, it has it all! Perfect for families and the children will love the displays. so much history is packed into this easy to see museum.
Written February 17, 2021
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Ranger145
Grand Junction, CO403 contributions
Well Run Museum
Mar 2020
Visited this museum while at the Springs Preserve and enjoyed the many displays educating visitors on the history of Nevada and Las Vegas. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and I would recommend this for families.
Written March 16, 2020
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alansoff@comcast.net
San Francisco, CA129 contributions
Poor Logistics
Nov 2019
This is the worst laid out museum I've ever been in. There is no natural flow to the layout, and exhibits that should be grouped together are all over the museum. Labels for the exhibits are either almost too small to read or non existent.
The ticket booth is on a different level and a 5 minute walk from the parking lot. The signage is unclear from the parking lot a d throughout the park.
The park is lovely, but they don't seem to know what to do with it.
We went because there are few things to do in Vegas on a rainy day.
Written November 20, 2019
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Karen D
Atlanta, GA53 contributions
Not enough time to visit nice place
Oct 2019 • Friends
We stopped by the Museum and found it required more time than we allowed. Saw the Botanical Gardens and part of Boomtown, a recreated Western town with an authentic house. Very nice grounds, as well as staff. We didn't get to see the Museums but plan a return trip with an earlier start.
Written November 5, 2019
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Janet A
Avalon, NJ135 contributions
An OK Attraction
Oct 2019
Entry to Springs Preserve includes the museum. I was not overly impressed. It seemed like I was intruding when I asked the person at the information desk for a map or brochure of the musem. I did like the old costumes from shows at Strip hotels.
Written October 30, 2019
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gallaghera416
Las Vegas, NV167 contributions
field trip
Sep 2019
I created a field trip for my genealogy club, and we had a great time. The museum is inside of the Spring Preserve. For the price of admission you get to see both the preserve and the museum.The Spring Preserve is an outdoor (50/50) and indoor museum. Out door are recreations of Las Vegas homes/towns, garden, paths etc. they give classes and lectures and have guides. Inside is the history of Las Vegas with hands and off displays. It is a great place BUT beware what time of the year you go. Las Vegas is very hot so the outside activities can be brutal if not prepared with water, hat and sun screen.The Nevada State museum is disability friendly with ramps and elevators , heated and a/c . I really enjoyed the lighting and the sound, and visual screens. The museum is not huge but they make the best of the space and I enjoyed it.There is also a restaurant , its little pricey and they push healthy but they do have pizza and burgers.
Written September 12, 2019
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Anna V
Pocatello, ID58 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2019
The museum was nice and cool and a very nice reprieve from the summer heat. Lots of interesting information that covered multiple subjects. Had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit!
Written August 20, 2019
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loiriston
Perth, UK207 contributions
Fantastic museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very well laid out with a wide range of excellent displays. These ranged from the history of Nevada, and Las Vegas, to a detailed introduction to the plants and animals in the state
Written May 4, 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,376 contributions
Showcasing the natural history of Nevada and the development of Las Vegas
Apr 2019
The Nevada State Museum showcases the natural history of Nevada, desert wildlife, nuclear testing, the development of Las Vegas and the mobsters who controlled the Las Vegas Strip. Established in 1982 in Lorenzi Park, it was relocated and reopened at 309 South Valley View Boulevard on the campus of the Springs Preserve in 2011. The two-level, 70,000-square-foot building is now closer to the Las Vegas Strip and is twice the size of its former location. The museum's permanent exhibit takes visitors through Nevada's geology, fossil and desert wildlife, its mining and railroad history, the construction of Hoover Dam, the history of early Native American inhabitants, its World War II history, nuclear testing, the "real truth" about mobster Bugsy Siegel and the Flamingo Hotel, a Las Vegas timeline from 1905 to the present and the rise of casinos and gambling on The Strip. Other displays include a 13-foot mammoth skeleton, a skeletal replica of Nevada's state fossil, the Ichthyosaur, a reptile that measured 48 feet long and swam in the seas of Central Nevada 225 million years ago, old slot machines, neon signs and trinkets like a $25,000 poker chip from the old Dunes Hotel that closed in 1994. For a piece of vintage Las Vegas, there is a display of showgirl costumes and headpieces that line a large pink sequined wall. The museum even showcases items sealed in the home of Las Vegas mogul Howard Hughes after his death in 1976, including Grape Nuts cereal boxes.
Written April 6, 2019
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dreamer8313
Henderson, NV618 contributions
Small but very interesting!
Nov 2018 • Friends
This museum is inside Springs Preserve, and though small, there are lots of exhibits with information about the history of Nevada and Las Vegas, so you will see exhibits that show fossils and animals to exhibits showcasing showgirl costumes. I love museum and this museum did not disappoint. Tourists really don't come to Las Vegas to see a museum, but it is greatly appreciated that this place exists and is a great option for those families and tourists that want to see something different from the Strip and the casinos.
Written November 26, 2018
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