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LAS VEGAS MUSEUMS - LAS VEGAS MUSEUM NEVADA

Las Vegas MuseumsLas Vegas Museums – For such a place of perceived decadence, there is much of educational value in Las Vegas. There are many museums that offer interesting displays, show fascinating content and describe the history of the area. A trip to Las Vegas isn’t complete without a trip to at least one museum. There is a museum in Las Vegas that will fit nearly any taste, so give it some thought, grab a map and go learn a little something more about your world.

Here are a few especially good museums:

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum This museum features travelling art exhibits from some of the most renowned artists in the world. It is the result of a partnership between two of the most respected names in the international art world: the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York. A visit to this museum yields pleasures for the eyes.
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (inside the Venetian) 866-484-4849
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 adults, $11 students, $7 children 6-12

Lied Discovery Children's Museum Interactive, hands-on exhibits give children a fun learning experience. Science and art are featured in activities that include experiments and projects. Additionally, a fun career exhibit allows children to interact with different jobs. They can even play dress-up as they try on different suits that go with jobs like space shuttle pilot. Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Adults are welcome to play too.
833 N. Las Vegas Blvd. 702-382-3445
Hours: Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $7 for adults, $6 for kids, seniors & military

Lost Vegas Gambling Museum This museum features the history of gambling. Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without it! Photographs from as early as the founding of the first casino are available. Artifacts like poker chips and playing cards abound. There are possessions and pictures of famous Las Vegas personalities including Liberace, the Rat Pack, Elvis, Howard Hughes and mobster Bugsy Siegel.
450 Fremont Street 702-385-1883
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Cost: $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for seniors, free for military

Other museums well worth seeing include the following:

Atomic Testing Museum
Liberace Museum
Marjorie Barrick Museum
Neon Museum
Nevada State Museum