Museums Around Las Vegas

Map of Las Vegas Area Museums

Some Museums in Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

  • Atomic Testing Museum
    755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
    702-794-5151      The Atomic Testing Museum offers a permanent 8,000 sq. ft. gallery and the ATM Store, a specialty gift shop.
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  • Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum
    444 Hotel Plaza, Boulder City, NV 89005
    702-294-1988      Free movie screening, "The Construction of Hoover Dam," and historical memorabilia relating to the workers and construction of Hoover Dam. Gift shop. Donation. Open 10:00am - 4:00pm
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  • Bruno's Indian Museum
    1306 Nevada Hwy., Boulder City, NV 89005
    702-293-4865      Bruno's Indian Museum promotes and educates the public about the Native American artists of the Southwest, of which 2,000 are represented in the fine art gallery and jewelry store.
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  • Carroll Shelby Museum
    6405 Ensworth St, Las Vegas, NV 89119
    702-643-3000      Located near the Las Vegas Strip, the museum is always changing and includes some of the most famous cars ever produced.
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  • Central Nevada Museum
    1900 Logan Field Road, Tonopah, NV 89049
    775-482-9676      Dedicated to the history of Nye and Esmeralda Counties, the museum houses fascinating artifacts from the area's early days as a mining boom town.
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  • Clark County Heritage Museum
    1830 S Boulder Hwy., Henderson, NV 89002
    702-455-7955      County history museum with exhibits, restored historic structures and ghost town on a 30-acre site.
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  • Downtown Neon Gallery
    Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89101
          The Neon Museum's collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout the downtown area. The Downtown Neon Gallery begins on Fremont Street at Las Vegas Blvd. and extends west toward Third Street.
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  • Erotic Heritage Museum
    3275 Industrial Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    702-369-6442      We invite you to behold and explore the vast array of socio-cultural perspectives depicting our erotic heritage, including a special emphasis on the unfolding of the American Sexual Revolution of the 20th Century.
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  • Goldwell Open Air Museum
    West of Beatty, NV near Rhyolite, NV
    702-870-9946      The Goldwell Open Air Museum is a 7.8 acre outdoor sculpture park approximately 5 miles west of the town of Beatty and 120 miles north of Las Vegas. It is a free admission facility, open year-round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It began as a project of Belgian artist Albert Szukalski in 1984 with the installation of his major sculpture, "The Last Supper," which he created in cooperation with several Beatty residents
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  • Las Vegas Art Museum UNLV
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154
    702-895-3381      The Las Vegas Art Museum has partnered with UNLV and the Marjorie Barrick Museum. The LVAM collection of nearly 200 objects was recently moved out of long-term storage and into the newly renovated Marjorie Barrick Museum.
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  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
    900 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
    702-384-DINO      Features animated dinosaurs, Southern Nevada's plant and animal life, international wildlife room, shark exhibit with live sharks, children's hands-on exploration room, and gift shop. Now open, a new floor to the Museum featuring exhibits about the African Savanna and African Rainforest. Also features Treasures of Egypt.
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  • Las Vegas Signs Project
    Fremont Street, Las Vegas NV 89101
    702-387-NEON      Las Vegas Signs Project officially "opened" with the installation of its first refurbished sign, The Hacienda Horse and Rider, on November 15, 1996 at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont Street.
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  • Lied Discovery Children's Museum
    833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
    702-382-3445      Touch see, explore, and experience over 100 hands-on science and art exhibits in one of the country's largest children's museums.
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  • Liguori's Art & Jewelry Gallery - Museum
    567 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005
    702-293-4865      This art gallery and museum features sculpture and jewelry by native Las Vegan, Steven Liguori, artwork and jewelry from various local artists, raw precious and semi-precious stone, and historical relics from the construction of the Hoover Dam.
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  • Lost City Museum of Archaeology
    721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton, NV 89040
    702-397-2193      Exhibits include artifacts of the Anasazi culture that colonized the Moapa Valley from the 1st to the 12th Century A.D. Reconstructed structures are on site.
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  • Marjorie Barrick Museum
    4505 Maryland Pkwy. , Las Vegas, NV 89109
    702-895-3381      The University of Nevada Las Vegas' Marjorie Barrick Museum (the Barrick) is undergoing a transformation. We have a vision of becoming a more community-centered arts organization, a cultural gathering place for UNLV students, faculty, staff, and alumni; the Las Vegas Community; and visitors alike.
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  • McCarran Aviation History Museum
    5757 Wayne Newton Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
    702-261-5211      The Museum shows the history of aviation in Southern Nevada, from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of jets. The Museum focuses on the history of commercial and general aviation, and is open 24 hours a day.
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  • Neon Museum
    770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
    702-387-6366      The Neon Museum, home to a collection of more than 150 neon signs dating from the 1930s, is the largest collection of neon signage in the world and a unique record of Las Vegas' colorful history. Inside a two-acre outdoor museum space known as the Neon Boneyard, iconic signs from the city's most celebrated properties - including the Moulin Rouge, the Desert Inn, the Flamingo and the Stardust - are displayed alongside those from various other bygone restaurants, hotels and businesses.
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  • Nevada State Museum
    309 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
    702-486-5205      Through expansive historic collections, the museum works to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing Southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas.
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  • Searchlight Museum
    200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight, NV
    1-297-1682      The Searchlight Heritage Museum, a satellite of the Clark County Heritage Museum, reports the history of the mining boom town of Searchlight, which once surpassed Las Vegas in population. The story of Searchlight mining and railroad heritage and its many colorful pioneer citizens is told through photos, artifacts, exhibits, and an outdoor mining park.
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  • Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art
    450 Fremont St., Suite 280, Las Vegas, NV 89101
    702-382-2926      The Museum, founded in 2003, is a privately funded, non-profit organization. It moved to its current location in the Neonopolis in 2008 and presently features over 20,000 square feet of exhibit area, with a main gallery, a special exhibitions gallery, and a small works gallery. The SNMFA Emporium provides exhibit space for local, regional and International artists to display their current work. In addition a expansion into a 10,000 sq. ft. adjacent space is planned which will include a large exhibition gallery dedicated to large works including installation art and free-standing sculpture.
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  • The Auto Collection
    3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    702-794-3174      More than 200 antique, classic, and special interest automobiles located in a plush, gallery-like setting on the fifth floor of the LINQ Hotel and Casino's parking facility.
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  • The Mob Museum
    300 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101
    702-229-2734      The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the mob's impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, the Museum reveals an insider's look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle. True stories of mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments.
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  • Walker African-American Museum
    705 W Van Buren, Las Vegas, NV 89106
    702-647-2242      The museum, a nonprofit tax-exempt corporation, strives to preserve and promote the history of people of African descent in Las Vegas, as well as across the US and abroad. The museum offers over 10,000 items consisting of ethnic dolls, art, artifacts, figurines, posters, prints, books, magazines, buttons, records, and personal items of renown African-Americans and must more. The museum's gift shop offers an array of afrocentric art, gifts, greeting cards, fashion and accessories.
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