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Take a Virtual Trip Family Trip:
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, NV
(CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 QUARANTINE – TAKE A THE VIRTUAL TRIP)
300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Are you looking for a fun-filled family learning adventure? The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada helps to ward off boredom with virtual tours, games and even trivia challenges. Read to learn more about the museum, then find the links to visit the museum’s many digital informational treasure troves and virtual adventures.
The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum whose mission is to “advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.”
The site itself is a restored 1933 courthouse and post office building, which is especially cool because some of the infamous mobsters were tried right there in the courthouse. Get your mugshot taken, read the riveting, and sometimes gruesome true tales of crime and punishment. Explore real stories of actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and authentic artifacts.
Exclusive experiences like the Firearm Training Simulator, Crime Lab, or Distillery Tour and Tasting are extra, and age restrictions apply. However, I highly recommend them. During the Firearm Training Simulator, my daughter and I had the chance to take part in confronting a “suspicious” person during the live role-playing scenario.
My daughter fabulously executed the task; I “died.” It seems not everyone’s cut out for law enforcement. It was a thrilling, albeit, sort of nerve-wracking experience.
The Mob Museum wouldn’t be historically accurate without teaching visitors about prohibition. Take the 30-minute tour of the working distillery, taste moonshine, vodka, and the museum’s own Jamaica ginger infusion. Under normal circumstances, the Underground Distillery Tours take place daily. Weekdays: 12, 1, 2, 4 p.m. Weekends: 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m.
The Mob Museum Hasn’t Forgotten About Prohibition
In true Las Vegas fashion, this museum also offers adult entertainment. Flappers, jazz, and the Roaring Twenties genuinely come to life in the museum’s authentic feeling speakeasy, The Underground. Visitors will be transported back in time with true-to-it’s-time-time artifacts, a stocked bar serving Prohibition-era cocktails, and of course, live entertainment.
The Underground and Distillery are open from 9 am-12 am. Museum tickets included entry to both. After hours, if you visit their website, you can get the password of the week for free admission to The Underground. However, when it comes to finding the elusive side entry door, you’re on your own
The Mob Museum For Educators + Learners
Visit the Mob Museum’s Interactive Case Files to learn all about the remarkable heroes and notorious villains who have played a major role in shaping not just Las Vegas, but our country. Find a lists of movies and TV shows to help you see how pop culture immortalizes our iconic town. There is so much more to glean from this library of dangerously enlightening digital resources.
Take an interactive tour through Prohibition. Learn the history, play the game to toss barrels before the feds catch you! Take the Trivia Challenges to test your knowledge, Explore the interactive map to see each state’s liquor laws.
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