For the most part, a tight lid is kept on some of the more interesting aspects of our history here in America. The history of the Mob, for instance, is one framed by whispers and shadows. It’s almost occult the way enthusiasts place this slice of Americana on a very enchanted pedestal. For good reason, really, considering it’s still a very relevant reality even today.

The Mob Museum, with its incredibly rich and colorful exhibits, content and events, lies nestled in a multi-floor building in downtown Las Vegas. Each level is full of information about the history of one of America’s most interesting and sometimes twisted themes. In long form, the Mob Museum is known as “The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement”, and is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement.

One can wander here for an indeterminate amount of time, and at one’s own pace. The interactive journey explains everything from the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. After all, whether we like it or not, this is American history. This eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime’s impact on the world reveals an insider’s look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.

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. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at this fascinating topic through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Each month, the Mob Museum offers a chance to see interesting speakers, authors, or interesting seasonal/historical themes. This month, experience the hot, unmistakable atmosphere of Havana, Cuba on August 6th at 6 p.m. See live music, experience the tropical vibe and historical similarities the city shares with Las Vegas and the Mob. On August 8th, experience Havana Nocturne with author T.J. English and the Mob’s ties to Havana, Cuba.

The Mob Museum is located at 300 Stewart Avenue and is open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on the Mob Museum, call (702) 229-2734 or visit online at