Things to Do in Las Vegas
The Mob Museum digs deep into the sordid past of organized crime. In the downtown, three-story space, you can study coroner’s documents, see old weapons, or examine bullet holes in the brick wall that was the backdrop for Al Capone’s infamous Valentine’s Day massacre. In multiple exhibits, you’ll learn about the birth of the mob and it’s connection to early Las Vegas. Or if you’re more into fantasy than reality, there’s the Mob at the Movies display with an original script of The Godfather and assorted posters from films about the mafia.
The Neon Museum on North Las Vegas Boulevard offers reminder after reminder of Vegas’ bold and bright history. This is where you’ll find signage from classic casinos such as Binion’s Horseshoe (the original home of the World Series of Poker), Golden Nugget, Stardust, Sahara, and Caesar’s Palace. The museum’s outdoor Neon Boneyard offers pieces, including many from long-forgotten motels, that burst with every color of the rainbow, asymmetrical designs, old-timey fonts, and razzle-dazzle to spare.