Mob Museum, Las Vegas

Mob Museum, Las Vegas (must see)

The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, popularly known as The Mob Museum, is a dedicated institution that showcases the artifacts, narratives, and historical significance of organized crime in the United States. It also highlights the efforts and strategies employed by law enforcement to combat such criminal activities. Originally opened on February 14th, 2012, the museum finds its home in the former Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, a building constructed in 1933 and presently recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

In April 2018, The Mob Museum unveiled a captivating addition to its premises known as The Underground Exhibit. Located in the basement, this fully operational speakeasy and distillery pays homage to the era of Prohibition with its Art Deco design and an array of authentic artifacts from the 1920s. It commemorates the bootleggers, rumrunners, and moonshiners who ingeniously supplied Americans with alcohol during the thirteen years of federal "dry" season. Among the remarkable features of The Underground is a specially crafted still used to produce in-house 100 proof, 100% corn moonshine, renowned for its authenticity and safety. Initially exclusive to The Underground, the Mob Museum's moonshine became available for purchase in 2019 through select Lee's Discount Liquor stores in the Las Vegas Valley.

Undoubtedly, the basement of the Mob Museum serves as an ideal setting for a speakeasy. The Underground facility offers 30-minute tours to visitors each day, commencing at 5 pm. To gain access, patrons must ring a bell and provide a secret password. Once inside, they can indulge in classic cocktails and moonshine while reveling in the ambiance of live jazz.

Why You Should Visit:
To explore artifacts from law enforcement's epic battle against the bad guys, to sample a variety of in-house distilled spirits (moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion), plus to receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process (Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running), and to learn more about Prohibition and its impact on distilled spirits.

Tip:
Consider adding the firearms simulator option, for it helps to learn more about how a police officer must be prepared to make a life/death split-second decision.

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Sight Name: Mob Museum
Sight Location: Las Vegas, USA (See walking tours in Las Vegas)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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