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 MacDonaldWith two locations (one inside the Bellagio, one at CityCenter), visitors can see world-renowned Richard MacDonald's bronze statues of dancers, models or animals.
Graceland Presents ELVIS: The ExhibitionElvis is in the building. Graceland has brought its first permanent Elvis exhibit outside of Graceland to Vegas. See his cars, costumes from his Vegas shows and more.
Hollywood Cars MuseumThe Hollywood Cars Museum is home to the world’s most famous movie cars like the DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” KITT from “Knight Rider” and General Lee from “Dukes of Hazzard.”
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 GalleriesLocated 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 MuseumLocated 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 MuseumThe 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 MuseumFun 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.
Peter Lik MandalayLocated 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 FamePinball 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.