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“Informative, nicely kept, great walk”

Clark County Heritage Museum
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Las Vegas Museum Tour
Ranked #2 of 65 things to do in Henderson
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, and Goldfield.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The museum has a exhibition building that handled facts and fables about Cowboys and Indians. It was very easy to read and well explained. Nice objects and artifacts. Outstide we walked in a kind of ghosttown/miningtown, visited a trainwagon and looked at and in several old homes. The house were all decorated with a different kind of style, telling stories about the different life styles. Luckely the house are all airconditioned ! Very clean and nicely kept terrain. Good to spend an hour or two.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This museum is very well done and a bargain for the small admission price of $2 for adults and $1 for Sr. and children. I was impressed with the displayed artifacts which were done very well in keeping the themes of the time periods shown.
We have made many trips to Vegas and have wanted to see the museum after seeing the administrator, Mark, shown many times on Pawn Stars as one of the experts on Nevada and historical artifacts. We were pleased to see him on our visit and he took time to speak to group gathered at the museum for a few minutes.
We loved the outdoor exhibits and homes that have been moved to the site to show the history of Southern Nevada and how people lived in this hostile climate before modern conveniences made living in the desert a comfortable proposition. A nice break from the strip if you are visiting the area and interested in the history I would highly recommend!

Thank jarodmom
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

A good place to visit if you are driving and have your own car or a rental, especially if you are going to visit some of the Henderson area casino's on your Vegas trip. Otherwise it might be too costly to take a taxi or bus from the strip. Indoor museum has a lot of items and history but the outside exhibits are nice as well, especially the street with houses. There is a street that has 4 or 5 houses and looks to be around the early 1950's time period. Each house is of a different era and is totally furnished room to room with items from that period, weather that be 1920's, 1940's or later. Lots of very interesting antiques such as ice boxes, refrigerators from the 1940's, tables, lamps, nic knacks and it brings back a lot of memories. As stated, it probably wouldn't appeal to children but not many historic museums do. The price is a steal at $2, $1 for senior citizens (anyone 50 or older). It was definitely not crowded at 11am on a Friday morning. Well worth the trip down memory lane if you need a break from the action.

Thank casinoguymichigan
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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

If you're interested in history, this little museum is a novel little find. It's a potted history of Nevada from Jurassic up to present day. They have a small indoor exhibit and a collection of old houses outside that have been preserved from their original time period from 1912 to 1931. The price is a steal at $2 per person. Two points to note : in the summer the outdoor exhibits will be extremely hot (but the period houses do have air conditioning), and finally this museum really has nothing for kids. That's a plus if you don't want kids running around but a minus if you're a family.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had time, while waiting to go to the airport to visit this. It is not large, but gives an overview of Las Vegas early days and is far removed from the lights and action of the strip. It could be very hot In the summer, but it opens at 9, so I would recommend going early. It doesn't seem to get many visitors, but that probably is
because of the location.

Thank Townhaven
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