Friday, February 22, 2013

Organized Crime and Mob Museum Las Vegas, Nevada February 9, 2013

                                 Information panel talking about the end of Prohibition

Location: The Organized Crime and Mob Museum is located at 300 Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas at the old Court House. If driving from The Strip; take Las Vegas Blvd until you reach Stewart Avenue. This can be a long drive in traffic so stay patient. Turn left onto Stewart Avenue and the museum will be on the right. Parking is available next door for a fee however, free parking is available at the Farmer's Market lot.

General Information: Admission is $19.95 for the General Public, $15.95 for Seniors and Military and $10 for Nevada residents. This museum is very informative and I highly recommend allocating a significant amount of time to visiting it. Exhibits tell the story of the mob from its inception around Prohibition to present day. Visitors learn about such mobsters as Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, Whitey Bulger and many more. Exhibits also tell how law enforcement evolved their techniques to catch and prosecute mobsters through the use of undercover officers and informants. Finally, a large section is devoted to organized crime in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Some information from the Mob Museum website).

                                                    John Roselli information plaque

                        Alcohol Testing Kit and Evidence bottles from Prohibition era America

                                          Prohibition era liquor bottles

                                              A thematic map of early Las Vegas

                       Actual wall from the Valentine's Day Massacre which indirectly led to Capone's downfall

                                A "Tommy Gun." Popular weapon used by hitmen.

                               Performers at the Cotton Club

                                Interesting quote

                               Exhibit on early Vegas

                                   Handgun used by police forces 

Quintin and I at the museum

No comments:

Post a Comment