As the melting pot of a whole universe of cultures, Las Vegas museums and galleries are fascinating and diverse. The city’s history is rich with tales of the most dizzying successes and the lowest of lows.
With its immense wealth, Vegas has become home to some of the finest pieces in art, sculpture, and architecture in the United States. It has been a catalyst of change in post-conservative America, and there is always more than meets the eye.
Across its best museums and galleries, the city of lights will share its wealth of knowledge with you. Experience culture as only Vegas could present it – beautiful, extravagant, and wondrous.
Madame Tussauds is the world’s greatest celebrity hang-out – except all the celebs are made of wax! Anybody who is anybody, past and present, is immortalised in plastic inside the walls of the Madame Tussauds wax museum. Actors, musicians, sports stars, TV personalities, and – of course – Elvis are on display so you can snap a selfie with them. Who said you should never meet your heroes?
The history of Las Vegas is steeped in back-room deals and shady underground syndicates. A culture of crime and corruption once ruled over the city and the mob reigned supreme. These days, the mob is all part of the Vegas mythos, and The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas is the place to educate yourself on everything in the golden era of organised crime.
Nothing but pinball for 10,000 square feet! Whether you consider yourself a pinball wizard or a relative novice behind the switches, make sure to bring a bag of change with you to play some of the most iconic (and some of the most bizarre) pinball machines to ever grace gaming arcades the world over.
Sophistication and class, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space. Works by such compelling artists as Picasso and Warhol have graced the gallery’s walls at one time or another. The gallery itself is located inside the famous Bellagio hotel and casino. The gallery’s quaint interior is the perfect platform for some of the world’s most stunning pieces of art.
On the sands of the Mojave Desert sits the ultimate monument to Vegas’ most famous calling cards. When you think Vegas, you think neon: beautiful, bright, and alluring. The Neon Museum has reclaimed and restored a huge collection of Vegas’ disused neon signs in a boneyard of sorts that you can take a leisurely stroll through. Get up close and personal with Vegas history.