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The New Las Vegas Mob Museum
National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement
MOB MUSEUM LOCATION:
300 Stewart Avenue
Mob Museum Tickets: 702-229-2734
MOB MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sundays through Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 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?
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?
Q: How can I buy tickets to
The Mob Museum?
Q: How does the timed entry
Q: How large is The Museum?
Q: How long will it take to
see the museum?
Q: Is parking available at The
Q: Will the Mob Museum have a
program for groups, special events, etc.?
Q: Are there any private group
events that might impact hours or the exhibits?
Q: What items are not
permitted in the museum?
Q: Are children permitted to
visit The Mob Museum on their own?
Q: What forms of payment are
accepted at the Box Office?
Q: Are pets allowed in the
Q: Can I shop in the gift shop
without paying admission?
******* 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.
Name: Alphonsus Gabriel “Al” Capone
“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
Name: Salvatore Lucania
“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
Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel
Name: Benjamin Siegel
“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
Name: Meyer Lansky
“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.
Name: Momo Salvatore “Sam” Guingano
“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.
Name: John Gotti
“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.
Name: James Joseph Bulger, Jr.
“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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