Las Vegas’ Mob Museum offers an inside look at the world of organized crime, from mobsters and hit men to the law enforcement officials tasked with solving their crimes. You’ll learn real stories about the Mob through interactive exhibits and see rare memorabilia captured from the nation’s most notorious criminals.
The Mob Museum is included in many city sightseeing tours—on foot and even via Segway—and its three floors of interactive exhibits are housed in a former federal courthouse building where such landmark cases as the Kefauver hearings were held. Highlights include a hands-on crime lab experience, a wall of infamy spanning more than 100 years of Mob history, and the Mob’s greatest hits. Visitors can also see the bullet-ridden wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, law enforcement exhibits on wiretapping, and the personal belongings of infamous mobsters, including real weapons used by Mob hit men. For those interested in the backstory and behind-the-scenes facts, audio tours are available for a small fee.
Visit the museum independently or as part of a Las Vegas sightseeing tour. Prebooked skip-the-line admission tickets are available and entry is also included in a discounted multi-attraction pass.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Expect to spend at least two hours exploring the exhibits.
- It’s worth paying the small fee for the audio tour to get an insider’s perspective.
- The museum is wheelchair accessible and offers limited parking for a fee.
- Due to the graphic nature of the subject matter, the Mob Museum may not be suitable for children under 12.
How to Get There
There are several ways to reach the Mob Museum, located just minutes from Fremont Street. Most visitors arrive as part of a guided tour of Downtown Las Vegas or by public transport—both the Deuce on the Strip and Downtown Loop buses stop right in front of the museum. If you’re driving, head northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard and turn left on Stewart Avenue.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily to visitors, and there isn’t really a bad time to visit. If you want to avoid the crowds, arrive in the morning and allow about two hours for the exhibits.
The Underground at the Mob Museum
Set aside some time to visit The Underground speakeasy and on-site distillery hidden in the museum’s basement. See prohibition-era artifacts, taste moonshine from a working still, and learn about the rise of the Mob and organized crime. The speakeasy serves a variety of prohibition-era themed cocktails, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks.