Museums in Las Vegas

Las Vegas museums aren't the usual collection of art and artifacts. You'll find impressive collections of history, many of them hands-on. If you've ever wanted to know about early Las Vegas, why the atomic bomb is a part of the city's past, or the subtleties of the erotic, Las Vegas museums will answer all of your questions.

Plentiful water in the Las Vegas valley has been attracting people for centuries. At the Springs Preserve, you can see the place that inspired the city's name, which means "the meadows." The Springs Preserve is also a "green" facility, and holds innovative displays at the Origen Museum, including a flash flood simulation. Not far away, the earliest non-native Las Vegas settlement has been restored at the Old Mormon Fort, including a recreated version of the original creek that flowed through the area.

More modern history is detailed at the Atomic Testing Museum. This museum traces the history of the Nevada Test Site along with a detailed look at the history and development of nuclear power as we know it.

The railroad was also instrumental in early Las Vegas, which began modern life as a railroad stop. In Boulder City, you can take a short ride in restored antique cars.

For a closer look at the erotic--and what better place than in "Sin City"--visit the Erotic Heritage Museum. Not for the shy or the young, this is an actual museum that takes a serious look at sexuality.

Springs Preserve

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333 S. Valley View Blvd

The birthplace of Las Vegas... read more

The Atomic Testing Museum

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755 E. Flamingo Rd

The history of the atomic bomb and the Nevada Test Site... read more

Neon Museum

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435 E. Fremont

Visit Vegas neon history on Fremont Street...
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Titanic: The Exhibition

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3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In the Luxor

Artifacts from the famously doomed ship... read more

Bodies: The Exhibition

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3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In the Luxor

The amazing human body on display... read more

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Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City

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600 Yucca Street

Ride on historic trains... read more

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society

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700 Twin Lakes Drive

Impressive collection of fossils... read more

Clark County Museum

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1830 S. Boulder Hwy
Henderson

A museum with a street of authentic Old Vegas homes... read more

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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900 Las Vegas Blvd. N
At Washington

Cockroaches To Dinosaurs... read more

Erotic Heritage Museum

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3275 Industrial Road

An educated and sensuous look at the erotic...
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