Mob Museum, Las Vegas 2021Situated in a 1930s post office and courthouse, the building housing the Mob Museum was sold by the feds in 2002 for $1 to start the museum. The Italian-Americans were notably against it, and the FBI in support of it.
The interests of the museum on organized crime won.
ArrivalI drove on I-15 to Las Vegas Boulevard and took a right on Stewart Ave. Parking is available onsite, and costs. Parking seems to cost everywhere downtown.
The MuseumThe covid precautions were extensive and lots of controls set about to keep safety foremost. After you go through all that, you are led to the elevators to go to the top of the building. Wait your turn, one party per load.
Once you get to the top, you start winding through the exhibits telling the story of "the mob" and then the responses put into place to combat their influence.
Prohibition gave Organized Crime a massive revenue stream to cement their hold for decades over local police and politicians.
SummaryThis is a cool museum once you get past the Covid screenings. Lots of really unique items and collections.
The speakeasy is also accessible from the outside, but you need the password (posted on their Instagram page weekly). After 5pm Sunday-Friday, you can get happy hour entrance pricing to the museum, saving $10 off the standard price.
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