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.
Photography and exhibits of post-Cold War era weaponry. “Area 51: Myth or Reality” reveals the myths of Groom Lake and allows you to make your own decision. The museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, also takes a look at pop culture and sociological trends of the era. $22. M-Sa, 10 am-5 pm; Su, noon-5 pm.
The story of the Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) project gleaned through the accounts of the men and women who traveled to the Las Vegas valley for its construction. The collections, located at the Boulder Dam Hotel (which is on the National Register of Historic Places), features a wealth of personal items from these settlers.
Discover railroad car displays and ride the very rails the Boulder Branch Line took to the Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) project in the 1930s. Trains depart for 35 minute rides every Sa-Su at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. $10 adults, $5 children 4-11 years old; children 3 years and under are free.