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Museums in Las Vegas, Nevada
National Atomic Testing Museum - This affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution is a first-rate museum that highlights the history of the Nevada Test Site and the atomic history of the United States. The museum is almost 10,000 square feet and has something for everyone including interactive displays, videos, timelines, equipment and more. There is even a replica of a bunker where you can experience an atomic explosion complete with a video of an explosion, sound effects, hot-air bursts and vibrations. This is an amazing museum you don’t want to miss out on!
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum - This museum is not like every other museum. With 3-D, interactive exhibits the story of the Boulder City Project comes to life. At the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in The Boulder Dam Hotel you will learn all about the struggles of the city during the Great Depression and how Hoover Dam was built by providing thousands of jobs. There are interesting photographs, oral histories, artifacts and the sounds of construction. Visitors gain a greater appreciates of the struggles of those who settled the city and the construction workers who risked their lives to build Hoover Dam.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - The world famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, immerses visitors in an interactive experience that provides guests a unique opportunity to create personal moments with some of the world's biggest celebrities.
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery - Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery is open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 2pm. Visitor parking is available in metered green zones in the Artemus Ham Concert Hall parking garage off Cottage Grove Ave, in front of the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building off Maryland Pkwy, or in the Richard Tam Alumni Center parking lot at Maryland Pkwy and Harmon Ave. Public parking is available in staff lots after 7pm weekdays and on weekends at no charge.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art - The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is the place to go if you are looking for beautiful sculptures, paintings and other artwork. Exhibits are constantly updated and there is a gallery store and audio tour.
Hispanic Museum of Nevada - The Hispanic Museum of Nevada is dedicated to promoting awareness, education and resources of the diverse Hispanic cultures and traditions to enhance intercultural understanding among community members.
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum - Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum exhibits deal with local aviation pioneers and local aviation history. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Neon Museum - Each of the more than 150 signs in the collection can be used to tell a unique story about who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and how it fits into the development of Las Vegas and its rich history. Changes and trends in design and technology are also illustrated in the pieces that range from the 1930s to the present day.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum - Las Vegas Natural History Museum features dinosaurs, marine life featuring whales & sharks, International wildlife, wild Nevada, African savanna and rainforest.
Discovery Children's Museum - With over 100 hands-on exhibits Lied Discovery museum is one of the country's largest children's museums.
Barrick Museum - Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free admission. Closed holidays.
Nevada State Museum & Historical Society - The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society in Las Vegas welcomes you to experience the story behind the neon lights. See some of the events that changed the 1905 desert water-stop into today's great city. Get a look at the lives of casino workers today in The 24 Hour Show: Working 'round the clock in Las Vegas. You also get a look at another kind of nightlife - Nevada's bats, and some earlier valley inhabitants - a Columbian mammoth and a Shasta ground sloth.
Shelby American - The Sports car museum and tour features the latest version of Shelby American sports vehicles, along with a dozen Cobra cars.
Clark County Museum - With historic homes, the 1932 Boulder City Depot, a mining exhibit, resurrected ghost town, nature trail, and so much more- No matter what your age the Clark County Museum is a place where you can explore the rich and colorful history of Southern Nevada.
Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery - Whenever you visit the Gallery, be sure to see our talented Virgin Valley Artists' eclectic exhibition of their outstanding works. A visit to the gallery is always time well spent.
Nevada Southern Railway & Railroad Museum - The scenic seven-mile round trip travels along the eastern end of the Boulder Branch Line and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Passengers can take in gorgeous views of the sprawling El Dorado Valley, McCullough and River mountain ranges and Mojave Desert plant life and cacti along the route.
Virgin Valley Museum - Explore the area's rich historical past at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum. View permanent and changing exhibits that provide insight into the daily life experiences of the pioneers and other who have traveled here before us.