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Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, Las Vegas

(4.3/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Covers the history of Nevada from a huge ichthyosaur and mammoth fossils to tools of mining for gold and silver, and includes Las Vegas items such as showgirl costumes and casinos. If you read the exh...  more »
  • We went here and to the Springs Preserve, one in the same really, and found both to be just okay. The museum as pretty standard stuff. A few interesting displays and lots of stuff in glass cases. We b...  more »
  • We've been going to Vegas regularly for the past 10 years, and this was not only the first time we visited the Museum, it was the first we had heard of it. It's set in the Springs Preserve, a destinat...  more »
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  • Not a well-known attraction here in Las Vegas but for sure it's worth going to it's well laid out and put together and entertaining for all ages would definitely recommend a visit
  • Love coming here, so many cool things to see and the gift shop is awesome! I bought this HUGE geode I get to crack open myself for six dollars!
  • My Family and I Love this museum its very clean well organized, Staff are very professional,knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
  • Friendly staff, good exhibits. The kids learning center is always fun when it's open.
  • Awesome can't say anything