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Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

4.4
#25 of 37 in Museums in Las Vegas
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Nevada State Museum offers an interactive visitor experience that interprets the history of Nevada dating back millions of years to the present. Across a 13,000 square-foot permanent exhibit gallery visitors will find how geology shaped the Great Basin and Nevada, learn of the early flora and fauna that roamed this once great sea. Hear the story of Native Americans, pioneers, early settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers and entrepreneurs. Learn about the Hoover Dam, the atomic era and the rise of Las Vegas as the resort capital of the world. The museum also features a research library, educational labs and a store.

Please note that NSMLV volunteers and researchers DO NOT have to pay an admission fee.
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  • Visited this museum while at the Springs Preserve and enjoyed the many displays educating visitors on the history of Nevada and Las Vegas. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and I would recommend....  more »
  • We stopped by the Museum and found it required more time than we allowed. Saw the Botanical Gardens and part of Boomtown, a recreated Western town with an authentic house. Very nice grounds, as well.....  more »
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  • This place was nothing short of amazing. I went with a group of people ages 5-60 & they ALL had a great time! Each area was educational, yet fun and there are plenty of hands on exhibits. The cost of a day ticket included the Origen Museum as well.
  • The thing is, they talk it up so grand in the media, but when you get there not really all that great. This is supposed to be a state museum and although Dinosaurs were a part of Nevada, they should not be the main attraction. One whole side of the museum was closed off. So really all I got to look at was fossils and stuffed animals. There was a very small section on the Hoover Dam, and some displays about early gaming. But honestly, not worth the time. I can say with certainty I will not be going back. As a local, I think they can do much better.

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