Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, Las Vegas

4.4
#18 of 22 in Museums in Las Vegas
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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  • August 3, 2017
    We visited last week while in Vegas. The "flow" of the displays was confusing and we found ourselves at times going back to another part of the museum to make sure it either saw it all or to continue ...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    If you're looking for a way to avoid spending time in the casinos, this museum and nature trails complex is terrific. About a 15 minute drive from the strip and well worth it. Great exhibits, friendly...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    Together with the nearby Las Vegas Museum they represent a very interesting history both prehistoric and recent of the city and the state. They are both well done with easy to read narratives and dior...  more »
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  • September 3, 2016
    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
  • September 4, 2016
    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!
  • April 17, 2016
    My Family and I Love this museum its very clean well organized, Staff are very professional,knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
  • November 28, 2015
    Friendly staff, good exhibits. The kids learning center is always fun when it's open.
  • February 16, 2017
    Fun and educational

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