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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Atomic Testing Museum

755 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119   Directions

(702) 794-5151


You're in for a blast at the Atomic Testing Museum. This museum is home to exhibits and artifacts that document the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), from the first test in January of 1951 to present day. Exhibits include items like Geiger counters, radio badges and radiation testing devices, Native American artifacts from around the testing area, atomic age pop culture memorabilia, testing equipment, facility figures, videos and interactive activities. Be sure to check out the "Ground Zero Theater," offering a simulation of what it's like to observe an atmospheric nuclear test.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109   Directions

(702) 693-7871


Art connoisseurs and appreciators of art will enjoy a visit to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. This art venue hosts exhibitions of world famous art works through partnerships with national and international art institutions. Past art showcases have included the work of artists like Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, Peter Carl Faberge, and Eugene Louis Boudin.

Discovery Children's Museum

360 Promenade Place
Las Vegas, NV 89106   Directions

(702) 382-3445


Learn as a family at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum. The museum is home to over 100 hands-on science exhibits and attractions, geared to educate and entertain. Featured exhibits include The Green Village, Einstein's Corner, and It's Your Choice.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

900 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101   Directions

(702) 384-3466


Take a peek back in time when you explore the exhibits and attractions at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The museum presents interactive exhibits and educational programs to spread understanding of the world's wildlife, ecosystems and cultures. When you visit here, you'll walk through exhibit galleries like the African Gallery, the Prehistoric Life Gallery, the International Wildlife Gallery, the Marine Life Gallery, the Geology Gallery, and the Wild Nevada Gallery. Be sure to check out other points of interest like the MGM/Mirage Young Scientists Center and the Treasures of Egypt exhibit.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109   Directions

(866) 841-3739


Hang out with the celebrities at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. As you explore this museum, you'll see the wax-likeness of world famous icons like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, John Wayne, Hugh Hefner, Elvis Presley, JFK, George W. Bush, Martin Luther King, Jr., Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton.

Marjorie Barrick Museum

4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154   Directions

(702) 895-3381


Enjoy a thorough explanation of past and present living in the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and surrounding areas by visiting the Marjorie Barrick Museum. The institution provides visitors with collections, exhibitions, educational programming and events. Areas of interest include early contact and migration, the sharing of ideas and goods between early cultures, Spanish Conquest, early European settlement, and today's migration.

Springs Preserve

333 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107   Directions

(702) 822-7700


Part cultural institution, part museum, part gallery, part event venue, part botanical garden – there's not much that the Springs Preserve doesn't cover. The Preserve does its part to present the history and nature of Las Vegas. Many of the exhibits showcase educational bits about native animals, and many of the activities at the Preserve involve arts and crafts, and lots of fun.

The Neon Museum

70 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101   Directions

(702) 387-6366


Get a closer look at some true Las Vegas relics at The Neon Museum. This unique museum presents old signs from famous Sin City locations, including the Hacienda Horse & Rider sign, Aladdin's Lamp, circa 1966; The Flame Restaurant sign, circa 1961; Wedding Information sign, circa the 1940s; and The Red Barn, circa 1960. An estimated 150 signs are kept in the museum's "boneyard."

The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society

309 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107   Directions

(775) 687-4810


The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society focuses on the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada. As you explore the museum, you'll find that the institution has an impressive collection of various items from the development of Las Vegas.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

3900 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119   Directions

(702) 262-4400


Pay homage to those who died in one of the world's most infamous shipwrecks at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, located at the Luxor. Over 1,500 people died in the North Atlantic after the "unsinkable" Titanic struck an iceberg; years later the wreckage was found in 1985. Since the discovery of the Titanic, over 5,500 artifacts have been retrieved from the ocean and this exhibition has just a portion of that on display.

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