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Mob Museum

Get a glimpse into the underworld of Las Vegas’s gangster past at this unusual museum.

The Mob Museum, also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, uses interactive displays, memorabilia and original artifacts to provide insights into the lives of famous mafia players like Al Capone, Whitey Bulger, Bugsy Siegel and John Gotti. The museum examines the roles of these historic Vegas figures in turning a small desert town into the gaming capital of the world. You’ll also get great insights into the wider impact of the Mob across the United States. 

A newer addition to downtown Vegas, the 41,000-square-foot (3,809-square-meter) museum opened on Feb. 14, 2012. Not coincidentally, that was the 83rd anniversary of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago, when tensions between Al Capone and Bugs Moran’s rival gangs came to a bloody end. Although the original site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is now home to a parking lot for a nearby nursing home, much of the bullet-riddled wall was salvaged and reassembled. Today, it’s one of the museum’s signature exhibits.  

The building that houses the museum also has a place in Vegas’s mob history. A former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office, this building is one of the few remaining historically significant places in Las Vegas. It’s famous for being the courtroom where one of the 14 national Kefauver Committee hearings — devoted to investigating organized crime in America — was held in 1950. 

The museum provides a fascinating history of police and citizen efforts to eliminate mob activity. You’ll learn about wiretaps and other technology, used by investigators in the 1940s and ’50s to record gangster conversations through an interactive display. Enter the world of FBI action and listen to original surveillance recordings, or take a crash course in weapons training. 

The Mob Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas next to the Fremont Experience. There’s limited free parking, so it’s best to take a bus or taxi if you’re not staying close enough to walk. The museum is open to all ages, but an adult must accompany children under 14. Some exhibits include graphic imagery, including crime scene photos and a large collection of weapons.


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Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino CA $65
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

129 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Las Vegas Convention Center and Fashion Show Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Downtown Grand Las Vegas CA $53
    Downtown Grand Las Vegas

    Downtown Grand Las Vegas

    206 North 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mob Museum and Fremont Street Experience. Neon Museum and Smith Center for the Performing Arts are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee) CA $60
      Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)

      Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)

      202 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Neon Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas CA $35
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        Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas

        1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Smith Center for the Performing Arts are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          the D Las Vegas CA $39
          the D Las Vegas

          the D Las Vegas

          301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mob Museum, Smith Center for the Performing Arts and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Fashion Show Mall and Las Vegas Convention Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Fremont Hotel & Casino CA $37
            Fremont Hotel & Casino

            Fremont Hotel & Casino

            200 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mob Museum and Fremont Street Experience. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Neon Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Oasis at Gold Spike CA $34
              Oasis at Gold Spike

              Oasis at Gold Spike

              217 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Las Vegas City Hall, Fremont Street Experience, and Mob Museum. Neon Museum and Smith Center for the Performing Arts are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Hotel Apache CA $52
                Hotel Apache

                Hotel Apache

                128 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Neon Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).