Last updated: 2/25/2012
Las Vegas, Nevada
Address
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
phone: 702-229-2734
e-mail: info@themobmuseum.org
web: themobmuseum.org
Hours
Sunday - Thursday10 AM - 7 PM
Friday - Saturday10 AM - 8 PM
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Description

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement™, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement. It was designed by a world-class team known for other highly successful museums that reinvigorated communities, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. The Mob Museum showcases the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive and engaging exhibits that reveal both sides of this fascinating story.

THE PROPERTY

The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum includes approximately 17,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors within the historic former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office building where one of the 14 Kefauver Hearings on organized crime was held in 1950.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The Mob Museum is located in what many consider the ultimate artifact, the former federal courthouse and United States Post Office. Completed in 1933 and listed on the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places, the building was meticulously rehabilitated and is significant not only for its neo-classical architecture reminiscent of the period in which it was built, but also for the historic events that unfolded inside of it. The Museum will accurately depict Mob history, dispel the legendary “myth of the Mob,” and provide detail on the significant role of law enforcement in ending the Mob’s reign in Las Vegas and elsewhere in America.

Artifact Collections

Artifacts

Artifacts to be integrated throughout the Museum’s interactive exhibits 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 “Lefty” Rosenthal, Mickey Cohen, Tony Spilotro, John Gotti and Whitey Bulger. 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.

In addition, items and artifacts relating to law enforcement’s role in helping to eradicate and control the Mob, such as weapons, wiretapping tools and tactics and crime scene photos, will also be shown. The Mob Museum is a modern-day museum and offers highly experiential and interactive experiences. Fascinating stories are brought to life through one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive touch screens and unique ways to engage with law enforcement and organized crime materials. 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.

Research Collections

Donations of Artifacts

It’s the nature of evidence, sometimes it’s found in unlikely places. As The Museum looks for artifacts for its permanent collection, we’re calling out to anyone in Las Vegas and beyond for relics, documents and recordings of organized crime as well as law enforcement’s efforts to bring them down.

If you believe you are in possession of a possible artifact, or if you’re interested in making a financial contribution, please contact: 702-229-6581 or artifacts@themobmuseum.org.

Services

There’s no other venue in the world like The Mob Museum.

You can throw a wedding that will top the most wanted list, or bust out of those cardboard conference rooms and host an event that has some real moxie. The entire Museum can be rented out to fit your needs, and we’ll help you every step of the way.

Please contact our Sales Manager at sales@themobmuseum.org to get things underway or see our Special Event page to learn more.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
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Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
Kingsport, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
Statesboro, Georgia
Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
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