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I'm sure this is a subjective question but, is the Mob Museum a worth while visit?

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by fischer, Nov 11, 2016.

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  1. fischer

    fischer Low-Roller

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    I have never (obviously) been to it and I imagine it might be intriguing although I don't know a whole lot about Las Vegas' mob history. I am aware of Bugsy Seagal and some of the other goings on early on, I am just wondering if you needed to know the history while in the Museum?
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    The Mob Museum is enjoyable and educational. Youse don' need ta know nuttin' to enjoy it.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. I know a lot about the mob and my wife knew very little. We both enjoyed it.
     
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    There's a lot there. No matter your level of knowledge, it's a very cool place.
     
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    Only if you have interest in that type of stuff. I don't so I've never been . . .
     
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    In recall there are discounts available but can't remember where. Someone will chime in I am sure. Enjoy!!
     
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    If you know nothing you can spend all day reading everything there and come out an expert.
     
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    I enjoyed it, lots of interactive stuff too. I'll be going back, so much info to take in.
     
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    Bit long for me... all interesting enough, though could have done with a highlights-only quick route through.
     
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    To me The Mob Museum was very educational and well presented. I spent about 2.5 hours there enjoying all the exhibits.
     
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    Mob Museum was okay, but I lump it in with the Atomic Testing Museum.
    I went - I saw it - and I'm good.

    Don't get me wrong....I thought it was interesting, but I feel no need to re-visit.
     
  12. fischer

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    I think MyVegas has discounts or bogo's.
     
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    There is also a combo Mob Museum/Neon Museum ticket package through the Neon Museum.

    The Mob Museum took me about 4 hours to complete, and I soaked up every morsel. One thing to note... this is not about the Las Vegas involvement by the mafia, it is all mafia history throughout the country, so you get info on Meyer Lansky, Al Capone, Frank Costello and even John Gotti. Of course the Las Vegas mob era is represented, but if you go only hoping to only read about Bugsy Siegel, Gus Greenbaum, Frank Rosenthal and Tony Spilotro, you'll be disappointed.

    It is very complete with a LOT of reading. I would have thought there would be more artifacts, but when it comes right down to it, the mafia doesn't like to leave stuff behind.

    I geek on that stuff, so I'd do it again.
     
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    Do they have the actual sledge hammers they use to break cheaters hands when they are in the casino backrooms?
     
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    I was very interested in the subject and I generally like to read in museums and zoos. I think they try a little too hard on the interactive bits and videos; I could have gotten the same content from reading three paragraphs. I spent about two hours in there. Must see is a short film 'The Mob in the movies', the behind the scenes info on Casino was the best part of the tour for me.
     
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    I've toured the museum twice; once solo and again with my adult daughter and each visit lasted over 2 hours. It's not just about the Mob in Vegas, but about their influence in America and abroad over the past century. It's a nice afternoon break from drinking and gambling....well I did sit on the Front steps of the Museum my last visit and drank a Heineken before going in.
     
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    I'd say that's accurate. It is a good break from the casinos, and is something different...but pretty much a one-n-done.
     
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    Although it gets a lot of great reviews we didn't enjoy it as much as we hoped.
    There were interesting films but there is way too much you have read.
    There is a hell of lot more to read then to see.
    Some of the artifacts aren't even original or made from that period.
    Definitely something we will only do once.
     
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    It was good, did it with the Neon boneyard as a joint ticket. I was a bit disappointed that it was not Vegas centric, it is very general USA and the mob/FBI etc. OK for a couple of hours but I wouldn't bother going back. The Boneyard was excellent though and I would revisit....
     
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    What I found thrilling about the Mob Museum is that that building is the actual building (and courtroom) where some of the Kefauver hearings were held. I love things like that.

    I would go again. It is great if you enjoy history.
     
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