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“Great Place For Visitors Who Don't Come to Vegas to Gamble”

Nevada State Museum & Historical Society
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$14.99*
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Ranked #178 of 461 things to do in Las Vegas
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Owner description: The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, a state agency, is an educational institution whose purpose is to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas.
Reviewed December 17, 2011

We visit Las Vegas regularly to spend time with family. As we don't gamble and can only attend so many shows, we were anxious to find an attraction to fill an afternoon. The recently opened Nevada State Museum was a great find.

It's location in the northwest quadrant of the city may be a problem for those without cars but as we had a rental, it was readily accessible. In addition, it's adjacent to the Springs Preserve which is an excellent feature itself. The day we were there, we were able to visit both attractions for the price of one.

The Museum has both permanent and changing exhibits. All of the exhibits were well done - including the geology of the state, descriptions of the earliest people in the area, first European American settlements to development of Las Vegas itself.

With the Springs Preserve adjacent along with a cafe, a family or individual could spend most of a day at the two attractions.

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Reviewed March 22, 2007

While I'm sure that most visitors to Vegas have better things to do with their time than visit a museum ... especially a museum located far off The Strip, if you can spare a few hours from the slots and black-jack tables and shows, do pay a visit to this museum ... where you might actually learn something!

Located in a beautiful green park, this comfortably sized museum (big
enough to be worth the trip out there, not so big that it overwhelms or you feel you can't see everything) offers lots of interesting displays on the history of Las Vegas (and Nevada). You'll learn how this little town in the middle of nowhere grew into the vacation spot
it is today. Other displays cover the geology and animals of the area.

We spent several hours there, and considered it to be time very well spent. (Oh, and it's cheaper than most of the attractions on the Strip.) We were sadly, the only visitors. (On a chilly October afternoon.)

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