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Top Las Vegas Museums to Visit - Culture, History, Nature, & More

While most people think of Las Vegas as a city filled with gambling, dining, and drinking, there are plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy, too. Whether you prefer art museums, cultural institutions, or topical exhibitions (or appreciate them all!), Las Vegas has something you’re sure to love.

Want Passes to Top Las Vegas Museums?

Admission to a number of these attractions is included on the Go Las Vegas® Card. Choose as you go from dozens of topic attractions and save up to 60% on admission versus paying at the gate. See all available Las Vegas attractions and passes. Museums available on the Go Las Vegas® Card include:

  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • CSI: The Experience
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • The Mob Museum
  • REAL BODIES at Bally’s
  • BODIES: The Exhibition
  • TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition

Please note that not all of the museums listed below are included with the Go La Vegas® Card.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

If you adore pop culture, this is one institution you won’t want to miss. It’s the world’s most famous wax museum, filled with realistic replicas of celebrities from around the globe. Wander through eight distinctive rooms with different themes and “meet” your favorite stars. Keep that phone charged for those perfect Instagram shots! Getting In: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas® Card.

CSI: The Experience

For all fans of procedural crime dramas, this is the attraction for you. Here you’ll learn to become crime scene investigators in the style of the hit show. You’ll be able to gather evidence before heading to the lab with your clues to see if your crime-solving skills are up to the challenge. Bonus: if you successfully figure out the killer, you’ll get a CSI diploma! Getting In: CSI: The Experience tickets included with the Go Las Vegas® Card.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Immerse yourself in the world of Marvel comics with a visit to this top family attraction. Go beyond the world of the comic books and see the franchise brought to life. You’ll actually dive into the action, too, with a chance to train to become an agent of S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (aka, Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network). This is one fans of Marvel properties at any age will love. Getting In: Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas® Card

The Mob Museum

If you’ve always been curious about the mob, have a real thing for the Godfather movies, or just love history, this is the museum for you. You’ll see exhibits filled with real artifacts and evidence. Plus, learn about the long history of the ongoing struggles between the mob and law enforcement officials. It’s a great way to see real, fascinating history brought to life -- there’s even a Prohibition exhibit that people love! Getting In: The Mob Museum tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas® Card.

REAL BODIES at Bally’s

After scoping out the models at Madame Tussauds, come here to visualize models of the human body in a whole new way. This informative and engaging exhibition showcases the anatomy of the human through real specimens, carefully preserved and respectfully displayed. You’ll wander through 11 fascinating galleries that explore how the human body works, how it interacts with the environment, and the meanings that culture makes from the body. It’s a powerful exhibition that’s well worth your time. Getting In: REAL BODIES at Bally’s tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas® Card.

BODIES: The Exhibition

Hosted by the Luxor Hotel, this unique exhibition also showcases real preserved bodies and body parts. It’s a larger exhibition than REAL BODIES, but offers many of the same themes, including respect for the wonderful machine that is the human body. It’s a good educational experience for kids above a certain age, and offers in-depth looks into how the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems work. Getting In: BODIES: The Exhibition tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas® Card.

TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition

Whether you’re a big fan of the film, a history buff, or just someone who loves a good story, you’ll appreciate this exhibition. The tragedy of this infamous ocean-liner has been retold many times, but now you’ll have the chance to see real artifacts and objects from the wreck itself. As part of a 25,000-square-foot exhibition space, visitors can see recovered objects like floor tiles, windows, and luggage, as well as full-scale recreations of famous spaces like the Grand Staircase. Getting In: TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas® Card.

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Located on the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada, this free little museum is an excellent resource in the community. Once a natural history museum, today this institution ties together the UNLV art galleries with exciting exhibitions and special programming. You’ll find strong holdings in contemporary art, objects from the American southwest, and Pre-Columbian artifacts. Getting In: The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is free to explore.

Remember to Save on Museum Admission

Hopefully one or two of these museums strikes your fancy. If you’re interested in adding one or more to your Las Vegas itinerary, consider picking up an all-inclusive Go Las Vegas® Card to save up to 60% on admission.

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