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Auto Collection at the Quad (formerly: Imperial Palace Auto Collection)
Boulder City / Hoover Dam Museum
Bruno's Indian & Turquoise Museum - 1306 Nevada Highway, Boulder City, NV - Dedicated to educating the public about mineralogy and the history of Native American people, this is a unique museum which offers historic detailing regarding mining and jewelry making. You can learn about the Paiute and Anasazi Indians: How they lived, hunted and farmed in the desert. A trading post and gallery are also on site. Open Daily varying hours. (702) 293-4865.
China Town Plaza - This "China Town" in Las Vegas is a great place for oriental dining, Asian markets and shopping. Home of the "Jurassic Chinasaur Exhibit", this includes nine full dinosaur fossil skeletons. Lots of excavation photos, footprints and other fossil specimens. Don't forget to check out those dinosaur eggs too. Exhibit open daily 10 am - 5 pm. Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children 4-12, 4255 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, (702) 221-8448
Clark County Heritage Museum - 1830 S. Boulder Hwy, Henderson - Featuring a 12,000 year time line of Southern Nevada history. Heritage Street living history area with renovated historic structures and an unrestored Nevada ghost town. Outdoor railroad, ranching displays and a southwestern gift shop. You can also see a 1918 Union Pacific steam engine. A mobile museum exhibit rotates through every three months. Open daily 9am-4:30pm, Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years's Day, $2 Adult, $1 Seniors and Children 3-15, (702) 455-7955 or (702) 565-0907
Dickenson Library Special Collections - University of Nevada - 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Library, 4th floor, (702) 739-3252
King Tut Museum - This exact replica of King Tut's tomb is a great attraction for history buffs. The original tomb found by Howard Carter in 1922 has been built to exacting detail by an Egyptologist in the Attractions level of the hotel. A 20 minute guided tour takes you through the carved rock walls and reproduced artifacts. You can purchase Egyptian wares at the Museum Shop following your tour. - Luxor, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Mon-Sun 9am-11pm, $3, 262-4000
Las Vegas Historic Museum - Located in the Tropicana Hotel you can see everything that made Las Vegas the legend it is, reflected here in photos, coins, gaming tokens, old slot machines, decks of cards and out-dated dice. Open daily 9 am - 9 pm. Must be 18 years old. Admission is $6.95 but you can get a free admission coupon from the Tropicana attendant at the Free Pull Slot Machine near the entrance to the hotel. (702) 739-5444
Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement - aka The Mob Museum -
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Lied Discovery Children's Museum - 833 Las Vegas Blvd, N. - This museum is a MUST VISIT for your children. Touch, see, explore and experience over 100 hand-on art and science exhibits in one of the country's largest childrens' museums. This non-profit museum is designed to provide children with interactive learning experiences. Rotating exhibits add to the excitement, for example learn everything you wanted to know about Jello or check out the Muppets when they come to visit. A special section called Toddler Towers is specifically for children under 8. Demonstrations and workshops covering a wide variety of subjects are offered throughout the year. Fun for the whole family but made just for the small ones. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm closed Mondays, except most school holidays. Admission: Adults; $8.50; children 1-17 $7.50; free for children under 1. 702-382-KIDS (702-382-5437)
Lost City Museum of Archeology - 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd (Hwy 169), Overton, about 60 miles north of Las Vegas. One of the most complete collections of early Pueblo Indian artifacts in the southwest including a full scale reconstruction of an Indian pueblo structure. This museum is a history buff's paradise. You'll see exhibits which cover the human occupation of Nevada from 12,000 years in the past up through when white settlers made Nevada home. Exhibits telling the story of Mormon farmers founding Moapa Valley in 1865 can also be seen. Several art exhibits travel through the museum during the year. Adm $5.00 per person 18 years and over, Hours 8:30 am-4:30pm seven days a week, (702) 397-2193
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History - This museum located on the UNLV campus is dedicated to historical southwestern Native American Culture, geology, paleontology and archeology of the area. Exhibits with live desert reptiles are a highlight. Traveling exhibits are shown frequently throughout the year. - 4505 S Maryland Pkwy (at UNLV), LasVegas,. Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:45pm; Sat 10am-2pm, free admission., (702) 895-3381
Neon Sign Museum and Neon Boneyard
The "Neon Boneyard" and "La Concha Visitors Center" is located a little further North at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, and houses the bulk of the 150 sign collection. It is accessible only by an hour-long guided tour. Daylight Tour times vary by season and are generally about every hour from 10am - 5pm. Price for day tours is $18 general admission, and $12 for seniors, students, active military, veterans and Nevada residents. Due to the rough conditions of the terrain, it is not recommended for children under 10. Night tours are also available from 7pm-8:30pm. Price for night tours is $25 general admission, and $22 for seniors, students, active military, veterans and Nevada residents. Due to the rough conditions of the terrain, night tours are not recommended for children under 12. For reservations and more info: 702-387-6366.
Nevada State Museum & Historical Society - 309 S. Valley View Boulevard (On the Springs Preserve campus) - See the Nevada State fossil, the ichthyosaur, 48 feet long and 225 million years old. Don't miss the 13 foot tall Columbian mammoth skeleton. Or visit Las Vegas as is was in 1940. Permanent exhibits highlight the history, natural history, and Native American cultures of the region and a schedule of changing exhibits features art, history and science. There is also a small lake and large picnic area immediately adjacent in Lorenzi Park for that perfect lunch basket setting. Thurs-Monday 10am-6pm, Adults: $18.95, NV Residents: $9.95, Members and Children under 18: FREE. The attached Cahlan Research Library of Nevada History is FREE to use and open Thurs-Sat and houses the extensive Nevada history collection. -(702) 486-5205
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort and Historic Park
Shelby Heritage Center Museum -
Sports Hall-of-Fame - Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino - 18 Fremont St, Las Vegas - Largest personal collection of sports memorabilia from the past and present in the country. Includes card collectibles, autographed balls, gloves, bats, photographs. Open Daily, Admission Free - (702) 385-1664
Casino Legends Hall of Fame - THIS VENUE IS CLOSED
Guinness World of Records Museum - CLOSED - This renown museum used to contain "Louise, The Magnet lady" and 6000 of her record collection of over 20,000 refrigerator magnets. Or you could answer the question, "How many tattoos can be painted on the human body?" You could have visited any of the six "Guinness Worlds" in which the museum was divided containing over 35 exhibits to find more interesting facts and records. Life-size replicas and inactive displays brought these to life. It was great family fun right on the Strip.
Magic & Movie Hall of Fame (CLOSED) - Step inside this wonderland of movie, magic and ventriloquism memorabilia. The multi-million dollar museum houses spectacular exhibits. See famous ventriloquist dummies and antique fortune teller machines. It's magic. A daily magic shows starring Valentine Vox are featured in the Houdini Theatre. Good, clean, family entertainment. The gift shop offers a wide variety of magic tricks to bring back and fool your friends. - 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd (inside O'Sheas), Las Vegas, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, magic shows times are 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 4 pm. Admission includes magic show: $9.50 Adults, $3 Children under 12, (702) 737-1343
Las Vegas Art Museum