Mob Attraction Overview
There is a lot of history behind the success of Las Vegas that many city officials probably want to remain buried. It wasn't all glitz, glam, and legitimate business. At one point, like many other cities in their earlier years, Las Vegas was run by the mob. While some closer to the city may think that's a black mark against Sin City, tourists will undoubtedly revel in the fact that this modern metropolis was once a breeding ground for mob crimes, money laundering, and who knows what else.
Luckily for those excited by these facts, the Tropicana had graciously decided to play host to an attraction that brings all of these facts and the true history of Las Vegas to life. The Mob Attraction is on the move to a new location on the Strip, but all of its organized crime artifacts will be traveling with it.
The Mob Attraction is an interactive exhibit that dives deep into the engrossing history of Sin City's mob ties. Through interactive exhibits, artifacts, and state-of-the-art technology, guests will learn the connections between some of the nation's most infamous mobsters, like Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Joey Aiuppa, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, and Tony Spilotro, and this great city of entertainment.
3D holograms of actors that have portrayed real life gangsters will tell the tales of their off screen counterparts. James Caan, Mickey Rourke, Frank Vincent, and Tony Sirico will engross guests in stories on how the mob worked, what it did for the city of Las Vegas, and what eventually lead to the legitimization of the city.
Within the Mob Attraction is a massive museum that houses original photos, videos, personal letters, and the personal belongings of Meyer Lansky, Sam Giancana, Mickey Cohen, and more of Sin City's most notable mobsters. Guests will be able to dive into the minds of a mobster with these personal anecdotes that go so far as describing how the system worked.
Many people don't know the truth behind Las Vegas' start. The Mob Attraction aims to bring the real history of Sin City to life with a miraculous display of the gangster life and the perils that come with it.
- 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, 89104 (map)
- Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost is $19.95 for adults; $13.95 for children (ages 11-17) and students (with proof of ID); Free for children (ages 10 and under).
Nevada residents: $13.95 for adults; $11.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers; $10 for children (ages 11-17) and students (with proof of ID); $8 for student groups (groups of 12 or more); free for children (ages 10 and under). Residents receive one free admission with one paid admission every Tuesday after 1 p.m. Residents receive free admission on Feb. 14, 2014 (The Mob Museum anniversary) and Nov. 15, 2014 (Kefauver Day).
Receive admission to the Mob Museum and a day tour at the Neon Museum for $30. Receive admission to the Mob Museum and a night tour at the Neon Museum for $37. Tax is not included in admission price.
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