The museum is a very interesting instructive place to see and a total family friendly attraction.
Nevada State Museum in Las vegas it’s located inside the Springs Preserve and the entrance fee is part of the Springs Preserve ticket.
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.
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.
Lots of children were exploring and testing the stunning machines, guided by the museum staff.
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 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!
No museum in Las Vegas can be complete without some history on 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. For sure we’ll go back again, especially that we have the annual pass ;)