Nevada State Museum Las Vegas – An experience you shouldn’t miss

 My husband and I have visited the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas several times, and we plan to go back. Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

Why you should not miss the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas

The museum is a very interesting instructive place to see and a total family friendly attraction.

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.

Opening hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

As we intended to come back and visit more of this magnificent place, we bought an annual membership for $25. This was actually less than the ticket for the Da Vinci Exhibition, hosted at that time in this location.

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas displays permanent and short term exhibits

The first time we visited the museum was for a short term exhibit, but spent almost a whole day visiting the huge collection of historic artifacts of this invaluable place.

Wally’s World exhibition at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

Wally’s World exhibition – it’s a well known collection of paintings from the back roads of Nevada. The displayed area was not very big, but what we’ve seen was beautiful.Painting from Wally's Art Collection at Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas

Painting from Wally's Art Collection at Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas
Painting from Wally's Art Collection at Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas

Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas

Machines in Motion - Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition at Nevada State Museum Las VegasThis was a fantastic month long exhibition with incredible things to see and learn for both kids and adults.

Kids at the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas
Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas
Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

Lots of children were exploring and testing the stunning machines, guided by the museum staff.

Permanent displays at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

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

As you step inside, you cannot miss the huge Mammoth welcoming you to enter and visit deeper, so we did…Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas - Permanent Exhibition on Las Vegas history, Mammoth

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 😉

Wild West History at the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

I have always been attracted by the mysterious (for me) “Wild West” and its history. Glad we came back to visit the museum. We learned so many new things 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!

History of the pioneers in Las Vegas area at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas - Permanent Exhibition on Las Vegas history
Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas - Permanent Exhibition on Las Vegas history

History of Gambling at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

No museum in Las Vegas can be complete without some history on Las Vegas gamblingLa Vegas Gambling History at Nevada State Museum

Here you can see some beautiful antique slot machines and artifacts used in casinos, back in the old days.

Antique Gambling Machine at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Gambling Machine at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Gambling Machine at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada nuclear experiments movie at Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

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…

Atomic bomb experiment in Nevada Las Vegas area in January, 1951
Atomic bomb experiment in Nevada
Atomic bomb experiment in Nevada

 

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.

Las Vegas Union Pacific Train
Union Pacific Train Las Vegas
Union Pacific Train Las Vegas

All in all, the experience at the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas was terrific. For sure we’ll go back again, especially that we have the annual pass 😉

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