This was one of the highlights of our visit to Vegas. It was Anthony's idea to go (he read about it online I believe) and it was a great idea.
The Mob Museum opened in 2012 and it features history of organized crime in America from the early 1900's mobsters and their activities up to present day including the capture of drug kingpin El Chapo. There are video displays and even a chunk of the wall that was struck by bullets during the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago.
We were there a couple of hours and went through all three floors of the museum.
|Ken, Brandon, Lily outside of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas|
|Ken and Anthony outside of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.|
|Brandon and Lily at the Mob Museum|
|I tried to claim I was 10 & under at the ticket window|
to try and get in free.
|Brandon tried to convince the ticket woman to let us take her photo.|
She was having none of it.
|Everyone but me went to go pee|
|"How did it come to this?"|
The perp lineup wall at the Mob Museum.
|Anthony, Brandon and Lily in front of the perp lineup wall.|
They all look guilty to me.
|Mobsters across America|
|Tools used by officers decades ago|
|St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall|
|Anthony checks out the St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall|
|Plenty of bullet holes in the bricks|
|Brandon tries out the machine gun simulation|
|Anthony gives the machine gun a go.|
|I'm in the electric chair, Brandon throws the switch|
|Do you smell something burning?|
|Sizzle sizzle sizzle|
|Mobsters on display|
|Ticket from the 1919 World Series game that|
involved gamblers who conspired with baseball players
to throw the game.
|Anthony sticks things into holes at the Mob Museum|
|Dinner plates representing mobsters from around the country|
meeting to discuss their "businesses" including
a plate representing Tucson
|Early menu from the Flamingo Hotel when it was owned|
and/or run by an organized crime syndicate.
Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky were involved in it's construction.
I think our room hadn't been renovated since then.
|Somebody's excited to see her.|
|No it doesn't.|
|Oh wait, there's more to the sign.|
Cheating can ruin a casino's reputation.
I guess it does pay to be straight after all.
|Someone put my bank account on the wall.|
|How they disposed of used casino chips back in the day|
to discourage someone from digging them up and
reusing them without paying for them.
|Bullet that was shot from the revolver that Jack Ruby used|
to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald.
Oswald shot John F. Kennedy.
|I need underwear that says this.|
|"We only kill each other".|
Oops, that was a lie.
|Chair from the Nevada Gas Chamber.|
Anthony wanted to take it home.
|Brandon tries out an interactive shooting display|
|They museum even had a present day display|
featuring the escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
|The display shows how the tunnel was built under the prison|
and how he escaped in Mexico
|Anthony checks out the suit from the TV show "Breaking Bad".|
He asked the suit to pull his finger.
I don't know what was going on with that.