5 Top Museums and Galleries
Visit while in Vegas
Although Vegas is best known for its gambling side of things, it is evident that it is not the only way to have fun and enjoy your stay in Vegas. There is so much more Vegas can offer, and the things that are overlooked sometimes are museums and art galleries. These incredible places of culture and art are a testament to the vibrant culture and history of Las Vegas, and it could be an excellent way for you to connect to the area and experience Vegas in a whole new never-before-seen light. There are many museums and galleries to choose from, and we did our best to narrow it down to the top 5 museums and galleries you should visit. Check it out!
Discovery Children’s Museum
One of the most amazing museums in all of Vegas is dedicated to the development and education of our youngest population and is more than capable of satisfying their curiosity. We are talking about Discovery Children’s Museum, one of the most frequented museums, with more than 2.2 million people visiting its nine-themed exhibition halls totaling over 26,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on core exhibits.
The location is safe, family-friendly, and family-oriented, and children can enjoy the big central area with climbing and other playing and interactive structures before moving on to the next three floors teeming with exhibits about architecture, history, science, and many different educational materials.
Here, children can learn what it is like to be a miner for the day, or a scientist exploring the world by visiting the Discovery Lab, or the Eco-City. These projects will teach your kids about the importance of protecting the environment and support their curiosity, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. There is even something for the youngest visitors — Toddler Town specifically designed for little learners. Here, children can learn about animals of Nevada and pretend to be train engineers, for example.
All in all, the Discovery Children’s Museum is a place to be when great family fun is concerned.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds Museums are world-famous waxworks museums available in most metropolitan cities of the world, and Las Vegas is no different. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the first such museum to open in the United States and host hundreds of premier waxworks of celebrities, politicians and prominent public figures. Now, have your selfie cameras and sticks at the ready because the Las Vegas Madame Tussauds museum offers unprecedented access to the waxworks of your favorite A-listers without the velvet ropes and barriers you normally see at some A-list happening.
The quality of the waxwork is beyond reproach, and visitors can even examine them more closely by booking one of the 7 private rooms and thus avoid the crowd that usually haunts the corridors and rooms of the museum. Also, there is an impeccable catering and beverage service, so you can host your personal and company event and say that you partied with the Hollywood A-listers.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
One of the rare premier art experiences you can get in all of Vegas is the courtesy of Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art. This exhibition venue hosts exhibits of world-class artists with artworks from Picasso to Andy Warhol, and also offers a novel approach to traditional paintings, sculptures, and designs.
All the artwork presented is a part of internationally acclaimed collections from the renowned collectors worldwide, so you will have a unique chance to see paintings that have not been displayed so frequently in the past. The gallery is open daily, with the last admission possible at 6:30 PM.
The current solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi features two large installations that combine the elements of sculpture with photography and mixed media, all followed by the use of Onishi’s signature materials such as glue, graphite, metallic powder, aluminum, and so on.
The Mob Museum
If you are a fan of the Godfather movies and books and enjoy the thrill that comes with mafia and gangsters, you will love The Mob Museum — the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement that offers an insider’s look at the clashes between the famous gangsters and the law.
All of America’s and the world’s biggest criminals and their stories are represented in unique exhibits carefully staged throughout the museum. This authentic look at organized crime and its leaders is available at 1933 former courthouse and post office building located just minutes from Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
Apart from the actual footage and evidence from trials, you can also get a Prohibition-Era experience at the Speakeasy bar loaded with artifacts from the ’20s that saw the rise flappers, jazz and the Mob. Here is where you can get a sip of the actual moonshine served back in the day and also see the actual prohibition-style distillery characteristic of the speakeasies of the era.
Las Vegas would never be this well-known if it wasn’t for the big neon lights and marquee casino and hotel signs beaming light into the sky and outshining even the stars. The Neon Museum is a famous landmark that exhibits these retired neon signs you can enjoy on solo visits or guided tours.
The Neon Boneyard is the main section of the museum that is also comprised of the North Gallery and the Visitor’s center, and all these facilities offer a unique representation of Las Vegas’ history and a chronicle to its changes and development.
The primary collection contains more than 200 unrestored signs illuminated with ground lightning, as well as numerous other constantly turned on signs that provide that incredible atmosphere which is why so many photo/video shoots are done daily.
24 Feb 2020 | Adam Shaw | 0 CommentsCOMMENT SHARE