The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is one of the best, can’t-miss attractions in Las Vegas for the last five years. Since the 2012 opening, more than 1.3 million visitors have taken the tour that adds to downtown Las Vegas’ charm. The museum announced a multi-million-dollar renovation that will feature additional exhibits and while remaining open to the public.
“We are eager to reinvest in our future growth and create exciting new ways to advance our mission and positively impact the community,” said Jonathan Ullman, executive director and CEO. “This improvement project will result in enhanced guest amenities and an even richer exhibit experience, ensuring that we remain a first-class museum for years to come.”
Three new exhibits – Organized Crime Today, the Crime Lab and a Firearms Training Simulator – are planned with an approximate cost of $6.5 million according to Ashley Miller, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales. Also, larger dining and retail areas are planned.
“With these efforts, we expect to increase the Museum’s reach, delivering hundreds of thousands of guests each year, many millions of dollars of economic impact, and a spotlight that keeps shining on downtown Las Vegas,” Ullman added.
The Mob Museum – technically named the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement – tells the story of the rise of organized crime in American history. They boast, “real stories are brought to life with engaging, multi-sensory exhibits and unparalleled insights from those on the front lines of both sides of the battle.”
An artist’s rendering of The Organized Crime Exhibit Today.
The Organized Crime Today exhibit will feature artifacts, graphics and wall-sized interactive touchscreen. It will show what organized crime looks like today and the evolution of law enforcement that followed. The high-tech exhibit will be able to be regularly changed and updated.
The Crime Lab exhibit plans to give guests a hands-on experience in forensic science and investigation. A 30-minute guided tour for up to 15 guests gives visitors a chance to “solve” crimes. Visitors to the Firearms Training Simulator will feature replicated situations when law enforcement officers encounter deadly force decisions.
Construction is expected to begin soon and the entire project is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2018. The museum is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm and only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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