Why you should visit the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas
- The museum is a very interesting and instructive place to see and a total family friendly attraction. It is a walk in time into the history of Las Vegas and Nevada.
- You visit two attractions in the same time: Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas it’s located inside the Springs Preserve and the entrance fee is part of the Springs Preserve ticket.
My husband and I have visited the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas several times, and we plan to go back. 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.
Prehistory of Nevada
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 ;)
The Wild West History in Nevada and Las Vegas area
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!
The History of Gambling in Las Vegas
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.
Nevada nuclear experiments movie
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 ;)