Cars, cacti, pinball machines, wax figures and art. They don't have much in common. But you can see them all in Vegas. You can also see organs (the body kind), icthyosaur bones (that's Nevada's state fossil) and a 38-caliber Colt Detective revolver used in the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre.Take a ride on a super old train that moves slower than the walkers on the nearby trail. Learn way more about the human body than your gym coach ever taught you. From the historical to the just plain badass, you can see it all in Vegas.
Museums, Galleries and Collections
The Art of Richard MacDonald With two locations (one inside the Bellagio, one at CityCenter), visitors can see world-renowned Richard MacDonald's bronze statues of dancers, models or animals.
Marjorie Barrick Museum Located on the UNLV campus, The Marjorie Barrick Museum houses modern and contemporary art from the former Las Vegas Art Museum as well as an extensive collection of Pre-Columbian Art.
Martin Lawrence Galleries Located inside the Forum Shops at in Caesars Palace, the 26,000-square-foot showcase features hundreds of works including pieces from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Erté, among others. Call (702) 991-5190 for more info.
Mob Museum Located in heart of downtown Las Vegas, the 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum is an interactive attraction showcasing the history of these famed gangsters.
National Atomic Testing Museum The National Atomic Testing Museum captures all of the history, propaganda and controversy of the nuclear tests that once took place only an hour away from Las Vegas. See 10,000 square feet of interactive displays, short films, timelines and much more. You can even test your own radioactivity!
Nevada State Railroad Museum Fun for all ages, visitors can ride an authentic train along the same tracks that once carried the cargo for the construction of Hoover Dam. The narration during the train ride offers fun facts about Boulder City and the Southwest desert.
P3 Studio at the Cosmopolitan P3 Studio on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan features contemporary artists from around the world creating interactive installations as part of an innovative artist-in-residence program.
Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati A longtime fan of the exquisite craftsmanship of Ferraris, Steve Wynn has created the ultimate tribute to the Italian carmaker with the opening of Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati.
Peter Lik Mandalay Located inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, the 3,266-square-foot gallery features 55 of Lik's world-famous photographs, including his famous shots "Sacred Sunrise" and "Eternal Beauty." Call (702) 309-9888 for more info.
Pinball Hall of Fame Pinball aficionados, rejoice! Featuring a total of 141 pinball machines, Pinball Hall of Fame exhibits popular games from the 1950s through the 1990s, including retro arcade games like Super Mario Brothers. The best thing of all? You can play every single one of them. So go ahead and bring that pocketful of quarters.