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The museum culture in Las Vegas

Holidays to Las Vegas are all about entertainment, glitz, and having fun days and vibrant nights. The city has always attracted an interesting crowd of people, particularly flamboyant, creative individuals. This is probably why there are so many fascinating museums in Las Vegas. They reflect the stories and interests of the musicians, dancers, artists, gamblers and even mobsters who shaped this effervescent city.

There are over 60 Vegas museums and galleries to explore, spanning comic heroes, science and cars as well as more racy subjects. So whether you're holidaying with the kids, a group of friends or even on honeymoon there'll be plenty of choice for places to see.

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

This interactive experience takes you on a journey of the history of Nevada. Exhibits start with dinosaur fossils, move on to Native Americans and pioneers and finally to the entrepreneurs who created modern day Las Vegas. There's also a large collection of Las Vegas memorabilia dating from the 1940s to the present day.

The National Atomic Testing Museum

The fascinating National Atomic Testing Museum tells the story of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site and its impact worldwide. On display are some extremely rare items including a de-activated nuclear reactor. There's an Area 51 exhibit too, for those keen to know if the truth is out there.

Discovery Children’s Museum

This is a fun and educational museum for little ones up to around 12 years old. There are several play zones including Toddler Town, Water World and Solve It – Mystery Town. There's also a life-size ship, castle and stage for creative play and an Eco Town, which educates children on green living.

Madame Tussauds – Las Vegas

At the Las Vegas branch of Tussauds waxworks exhibition you'll find life-size images of some of your favourite celebrities, musicians and action heroes. You can take a selfie with some of the best known names including Elvis, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Spiderman and the Hulk.

Count’s Kustoms

Count's Kustoms are known across the US for their hot-rod car and chopper-bike customisation. In this exhibition you can take a look at some of their most ambitious projects and admire their intricate paintwork and creative flair. This is a superb venue for motor enthusiasts of all ages.

The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum details how Las Vegas commercial signs have changed over the decades. It has a large collection of vintage signs dating from the 1930s to the present. Its open-air Neon Boneyard Park also has a unique assortment of amazing one-offs and slightly more weathered rescued signs.

Pinball Hall of Fame

Run by the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club this is the world's biggest pinball collection. The machines range in age from the 1950s up to the pinball heydays of the 60s, 70s and 80s. They're all in full working order and the best bit is you can actually play on them.

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Titanic's tragic story has been immortalised in books and films. This exhibition displays over 250 authentic items recovered from the wreckage and has life-size recreations of the ship's luxurious interior. You can walk along her decks, look inside cabins and find out about passengers and crew.

The Mob Museum

At The Mob Museum you'll get an authentic look at America's battle with the Mafia and this organised crime mob's impact on Las Vegas history.

The exhibits show details of actual events, original artefacts and stories of infamous real-life characters such as Al Capone.

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