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.