As we intended to come back and visit more of this magnificent place, we bought an annual membership.
The museum has several sections starting with the prehistory of the region, to the gambling and casino history and even the nuclear testing experiments.
It’s most incredible to see what was once roaming where the strip and casinos are today… One more nuclear experiment and they may be back ;)
I have always been attracted by the mysterious (for me) “Wild West” and its history. Glad we came to visit the museum. There are so many things to learn about the origins of this place and the people who populated this area from the beginning to the present day. So many fascinating stories about the days of the pioneers too!
No museum in Las Vegas can be complete without some history on Las Vegas gambling – http://vegasgreatattractions.com/las-vegas-gambling/
Here you can see some beautiful antique slot machines and artifacts used in casinos, back in the old days.
One of the most incredible shows is about the nuclear testing experiments in Nevada, Las Vegas area in 1951. You should go and see it yourself – it will give you goose bumps…
This is an extended section of the museum inside and outside as well. It is focused on Mohave Valley nature, Native American inhabitants and Las Vegas history including the early 20th century Union Pacific railroad.
All in all, the experience at the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas was terrific – An experience you shouldn’t miss! For sure we’ll go back again, especially that we have the annual pass ;)
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