The Best Museums to Visit in Las Vegas

Are you looking for a new perspective on the infamous Sin City? You’ve come to the right place. There is a museum for everyone in this mischievous town.

Going back to the Las Vegas roots, you’ll find depth in Sin City’s history and modern-day advances with entertainment along the way. Discover everything from being up close and personal with your favorite celebrities to wandering through the oldest representation of the city’s signature flashy lights. Check out these incredible museums to see the city in a new light and experience a new side of classic Las Vegas.

The Evel Knievel Museum

Las Vegas’s menagerie of cool museums is about to jump into the danger zone when the Evel Knievel Museum crashes into the Downtown Arts District in 2025. The Evel Knievel Museum promises an immersive interactive timeline of the showman’s life and career featuring never-before-seen artifacts, virtual reality experiences, and an expansive collection of Evel Knievel’s legendary vehicles— including his famous Motorcycles, Wheelie Car, and Skycycle! And of course, there’ll be food and beverages because Evel would want you to enjoy a beer while enjoying his groovy museum!

Clark County Museum

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Are you looking for a family-friendly experience in Las Vegas? Clark County Museum may be the place for you! Perfect for young, energetic children to play and explore where adventure is not taken lightly. Located in Henderson, the museum includes the Anna Roberts Parks Exhibit Hall and Heritage Street which contains eight historic buildings from the county. There, you’ll find homes, rooms, and wedding chapels modeled after the growth of Las Vegas, providing a unique perspective on the culture and exploration along the way. Entrance fees are inexpensive and more than worth the price to explore this hidden Las Vegas gem!

Natural History Museum

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Freemont Street and venture into the Natural History Museum for an extraordinary journey through the natural world and sciences. For a small admission price, you can experience a new side of Las Vegas and engage in a fun-filled afternoon for the kids. Located just north of Downtown, you’ll find everything from prehistoric times to the African rainforest and exploration for everything in between.

The Punk Rock Museum

Punk rock museumThe Punk Rock Museum is a must-visit destination for fans of punk rock music and culture. The museum features many artifacts and memorabilia from the punk rock movement, including rare records, concert posters, clothing, and other items. The admission fee is $39 for adults and $29.50 for students and military. Visitors can enjoy interactive exhibits and listen to music from some of the most influential punk rock bands. The knowledgeable and passionate museum staff adds to the unique and fascinating look at the history and culture of punk rock.

Madame Tussaud’s

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Ever wanted to be up close and personal with your favorite celeb icons? Now’s your chance! With perfectly crafted wax figures of all the most famous celebrities, you can experience fame like never before. Browse through history with everyone from famous singers and actors to the greatest athletes of all time. There is something for everyone here! Swing by the Venetian to discover all of the gems Madame Tussauds has to offer.

The Mob Museum

Get ready to feel a thrill like never before through an exhilarating interaction with organized crime and its past in Las Vegas. Grow an authentic understanding of the mob and their vital role in the offense with the creation of this city as we know it. You will stroll through time, reliving the days of Speakeasies and the mob’s greatest hits. Only minutes from Fremont Street, it is centrally located and just a few steps away from an entirely new world of crime.

Hollywood Cars Museum

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Remember that car from the original James Bond movies? Well, if not, this museum may be able to help remind you. Whether you enjoy taking photos of impressive creations, browsing art, or even standing in the presence of fame, the Hollywood Cars Museum is just for you. With cars from “Batman Returns,” “Back to the Future,” and Taco Bell commercials, you will be in the company of some of the greatest car superstars of all time.

The Neon Museum

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Picture the iconic flashy bright lights of classic Las Vegas signs. Now picture all of those signs up close and personal. The Neon Museum brings the character back into those longstanding signs that have endured years of tourism, welcoming travelers from all over the world for decades. Now, you can still feel the warm welcome from those signs drawing you to travel back in time and glimpse through historical moments that once brought Sin City to life. Be sure to reimagine Las Vegas with this one-of-a-kind neon museum!

The Discovery Children’s Museum

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The Discovery Children’s Museum has become a staple for young children’s education in Southern Nevada through the countless moments created throughout their multi-leveled building. Their award-winning exhibits include everything from a small water park to science projects and all kinds of interactive fun everywhere in between. Discover a place that fosters creativity and playful education for children in an environment people of all ages can’t help but love.

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