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The New Las Vegas Mob Museum

National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement

 

MOB MUSEUM LOCATION:

300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101

Mob Museum Tickets: 702-229-2734

 

MOB MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION:

Sundays through Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Q: What’s inside The Mob Museum?

A: The Mob Museum is a modern-day museum – highly experiential and interactive. Both sides of this fascinating story are brought to life through one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive touch screens and unique ways to interact with law enforcement and organized crime tools. For example, visitors can shoot a simulated tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes on wiretapping equipment and take part in FBI weapons training. The Museum also features some of the most iconic artifacts in Mob history, such as the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

 

Q: What famous names from history are associated with The Mob Museum?
A: Artifacts to be integrated throughout The Museum provide an insider’s look into many of organized crime’s biggest names, including, Alphonse Capone, Dion O’Bannion, George Moran, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Ben Siegel, Sam Giancana, Joe Bonanno, Frank Rosenthal, Mickey Cohen, Tony Cornero, Tony Spilotro, John Gotti and Whitey Bulger to name just a few.

 

The Museum is also working with the FBI and many famous undercover agents who made a career of fighting the Mob, including legendary agents Joe Pistone who infiltrated the Mob posing as a small time jewel thief, Donnie Brasco; and Cuban-born Jack Garcia who successfully ingrained himself into the Gambino family.

 

Q: What is the Museum’s admission and hours of operation?
A: Admission is $18 for adults ages 18 and over; $12 for children ages 5 to 17 and students ages 18 to 23 with ID; $14 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers; and $10 for Nevada residents of all ages. Museum hours will be Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

 

Q: How can I buy tickets to The Mob Museum?
A: Tickets are available for purchase by calling THE MOB MUSEUM: 702-229-2734.

 

Q: How does the timed entry work?
A: Ticket holders may enter the museum at any time during the time interval they have selected. They may remain in the museum for as long as they wish.

 

Q: How large is The Museum?
A: The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum includes approximately 17,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors in addition to a specialty retail store, special event areas, educational areas and office space.

 

Q: How long will it take to see the museum?
A: Guests should allocate 1-2 hours to experience all of the exhibits in the museum.

 

Q: Is parking available at The Museum?
A: Paid parking is available at the Mob Museum for a flat fee of $3. Additional parking may be found within walking distance of the museum.

 

Q: Will the Mob Museum have a program for groups, special events, etc.?
A: Special ticket pricing is available for groups of twelve or more. The Museum will be available for rental for private events, parties, meetings and even weddings. Please call 702-229-2713 for more information.

 

Q: Are there any private group events that might impact hours or the exhibits?
A: Operating hours may change occasionally due to private events. Please check the web site for updates.

 

Q: What items are not permitted in the museum?
A: The following items are not permitted in the museum: food and beverages, strollers, wagons, skateboards, shoes with built-in wheels, professional cameras and recording equipment, suitcases, large backpacks, and weapons of any kind.

 

Q: Are children permitted to visit The Mob Museum on their own?
A: Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Q: What forms of payment are accepted at the Box Office?
A: Guests may pay with cash; credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover); and traveler’s checks (in U.S. currency with photo i.d.) Personal checks are not accepted.

 

Q: Are pets allowed in the museum?
A: Animals are not allowed in the museum, with the exception of service animals used by the hearing and visually impaired. Service animals must be wearing an identifying assistive-companion vest. Pets should not be left in parked cars for any length of time.

 

Q: Can I shop in the gift shop without paying admission?
A: Yes, shoppers should check in at the Box Office when they arrive.

 

******* NOTABLE MOB MUSEUM FIGURES *******

For these men, it came down to a choice: fight to uphold the law or fight to tear it down. It was a choice that many would die for. Throughout The Mob Museum, you’ll see how these choices played out and the often brutal consequences that followed. Choose a side now for a quick glimpse at just a few of the infamous figures investigated at The Mob Museum.

Al Capone

Name: Alphonsus Gabriel “Al” Capone
Alias: “Scarface”
Born: Jan. 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, NY
Died: Jan. 25, 1947 (Aged 48)
Cause of Death: Stroke followed by pneumonia

“You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”

The most famous mobster of all, Al Capone created an empire that soaked the city of Chicago in blood and alcohol. Although born into poverty, he rose through the underworld to become a national figure. He was seen by some as a modern-day Robin Hood fighting for personal freedoms during Prohibition, but his bloody involvement in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre along with the appearance of The Untouchables eventually spelled his downfall.

Exhibits to Witness:

•The actual wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, one of the most prized artifacts in the history of organized crime
•Profile exhibit on Capone, detailing his rise and eventual fall
•A look at prostitution which served to jump start Capone’s crime career
•From Capone to Gotti, a film treatment of the havoc that Mob violence has wreaked on society

 

Lucky Luciano

Name: Salvatore Lucania
Alias: Charles “Lucky” Luciano
Born: Nov. 24, 1897 in Sicily, Italy
Died: Jan. 26, 1962 in Naples, Italy (Age 64)
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

“There’s no such thing as good money or bad money. There’s just money.”

There have been many Mob bosses, but Lucky Luciano is considered the true father of modern organized crime. After having his rivals gunned down, including his own boss, Luciano assumed control of his crime family and with the help of Meyer Lanksy and Bugsy Siegel created the National Crime Syndicate. By the end, he had become so powerful even the U.S. government asked for his help during World War II.

Exhibits to Witness:

•Exhibit on District Attorneys who were able to bring down Luciano
•Exhibit on Prostitution that helped Luciano rise to power and eventually led to his downfall
•Exhibit on Operation Underworld, the government project used to bring Luciano and other crime bosses in to aid against Nazi spies

 

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel

Name: Benjamin Siegel
Alias: “Bugsy”
Born: Feb. 28, 1906 in Brooklyn, NY
Died: June 20, 1947 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Age 41)
Cause of Death: Homicide

“We only kill each other.”

Some say he was a visionary. Others say a fall guy. Bugsy Siegel’s lust for extravagance set the scene for modern-day Las Vegas, but in the end, it was that same lust that cost him his life. Siegel became most known as the man who oversaw the construction and operation of the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. When the opening went bad and money went missing, however, Siegel was shot to death in his own home – never getting a chance to see what Las Vegas would soon become.

Exhibits to Witness:

•Exhibit on the Mob’s West Coast interests including the city Siegel helped build
•Exhibit on the Race Wire that Siegel used to connect the coasts

 

Meyer Lansky

Name: Meyer Lansky
Alias: “The Mob’s Accountant”
Born: July 4, 1902 in Grodno, Russia
Died: Jan. 15, 1983 in Miami Beach, Fla. (Age 80)
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

“We’re bigger than U.S. Steel.”

Meyer Lansky was not from Italy. He was, however, very good at what he did. After forming the National Crime Syndicate with Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel, Meyer used his management and mathematical skills to develop very successful gambling operations in New Orleans, Florida, Cuba and Las Vegas. With an empire stretching from coast to coast and an estimated worth of $300 million, he was at a time considered one of the most powerful men in the country.

Sam Giancana

Name: Momo Salvatore “Sam” Guingano
Alias: “Momo”
Born: June 15, 1908 in Chicago, Ill
Died: June 19, 1975 in Oak Park, Ill. (Age 67)
Cause of Death: Homicide

“I own Chicago. I own Miami. I own Las Vegas.”

Sam Giancana used his violent tendencies to quickly rise to the highest ranks of the Chicago Mob. Knowing real power rested in the government’s hands, he even began to dabble in politics. Many historians believe his stuffing of ballot boxes led to John F. Kennedy’s election in 1960, and he was even subpoenaed to testify about a possible CIA/Mafia plan to assassinate Fidel Castro. Before he could take the stand, however, he was shot to death in his home. Whether it was the CIA, a rival Mob boss, or one of his many estranged ex-girlfriends who pulled the trigger, we will most likely never know.

John Gotti

Name: John Gotti
Alias: “The Teflon Don”
Born: Oct. 27, 1940 in South Bronx, NY
Died: June 10, 2002 in Springfield, MO (Age 61)
Cause of Death: Cancer while incarcerated

“I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.”

John Gotti’s flamboyant lifestyle made him a household name. After having his own boss killed in 1985, Gotti became head of the Gambino crime family in New York where he focused on drug trafficking, gambling, extortion and stock fraud. Under his leadership, it was estimated the family made more than $500 million. Of course, his success came at a price. He was brought up on multiple charges, but he always managed to escape conviction leading to the nickname “The Teflon Don.” It was when his own underboss, Sammy The Bull, finally testified against Gotti, that he was found guilty and sentenced to life without parole.

Whitey Bulger

Name: James Joseph Bulger, Jr.
Alias: “Whitey”
Born: Sep. 3, 1929 in Dorchester, Mass.
Current Status: Captured

“Every day out there is another day I beat them. Every good meal is a meal they can’t take away from me”

Although now captured, Whitey Bulger was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List since 1999, right under Osama Bin Laden. He was a major player in the Boston crime scene, but he was also an FBI informant. He worked closely with the FBI, feeding them information about the dangerous Patriarca crime family, while organizing his own crime network behind the scenes. In 1994, he fled the area to escape an upcoming indictment after being tipped off by a former FBI contact. He remained at large for 16 years, until he was eventually hunted down by a special FBI task force in 2011.Today, he remains in custody awaiting trial for 48 different charges, including 19 counts of murder.

 

Gripping, engaging and unforgettable. The exhibits at The Mob Museum put you right in the heat of the battle with high-tech theater presentations, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and interactive environments. You’ll weave through the historic former federal building, exploring each room and experiencing the stories for yourself. It’s as close as you can get to the Mob without being asked to wear a wire.

 

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