Las Vegas is the land of over-the-top entertainment, so it stands to reason that our museums are anything but your standard, quiet environments. Check out the fun and interactive exhibits the following have to offer.
A wealth of information on the atomic age in Nevada, don't miss the real-life simulation of an atomic blast and a look at what happens when bombs go off. Looking through the classic photos is also a must!
Hours of play await you at this downtown gem, where you can get a look a real-life weapons, jewelry, even libraries of mobsters that are part of Las Vegas history—as well as personal items from law enforcement.
You've seen them on TV and movies, now meet them in real life! Go batty for the Batmobile and shout "yeehaw" for the General Lee. Among the newest vehicles found at this treasure trove are from Liberace's collection.
Kids and parents alike are enchanted by the fun that encompass the world of patents, an eco-city and "The Summit," a 70-foot-tall tower that ascends all three floors of the museum.
Learn about the history of Vegas through one of its most iconic sights—the neon sign. From recent closures such as the Riveria to classic properties such as the Moulin Rouge, there's hours of discovery here.
The history of Las Vegas' origins come to life, literally, on walking trails where you'll find native fauna and flora and exhibits that showcase the valley's wildlife. You can even learn what to do during a flash flood in the desert.
You can—and will—while away the hours admiring these cars once driven and used by world leaders and celebrities. If you find one you just must have, you can buy it.
Walk down a street on this 30-acre site that features restored historic buildings depicting daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson and nearby Goldfield, Nevada
Pass some time at McCarran Airport by consulting this engaging exhibit that chronicles the history of flight in southern Nevada, complete with replicas of its aircraft.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant at the Boulder Dam Hotel before delving into the personal effects and diaries of those who moved to the area to make the Hoover Dam a reality.
All aboard! Get a first-hand look at the locomotives that ran down the Boulder Branch line more than 80 years ago, then ride one yourself. Be sure to snag a window seat.
Stand on the actual point where Las Vegas was founded: the spring-fed creek that provided settlers a natural stopping point on their journey along the Old Spanish Trail to California.