Northern Vegas Museums Walking Tour, Las Vegas

Las Vegas holds some truly amazing attractions. The most interesting museums on history, science and others are located in the northern part of the city, featuring fascinating exhibits on the history of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. There are also scientific museums and centers specific to Las Vegas. Explore the following self-guided tour to visit the most interesting museums in Northern Vegas.
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Northern Vegas Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Northern Vegas Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Las Vegas (See other walking tours in Las Vegas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Author: alice
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Discovery Children's Museum

1) Discovery Children's Museum

Since its establishment in 1990, this museum has been voted the best museum of Las Vegas for many years. Its new location in the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center in Symphony Park is a safe, easily accessible educational destination that offers visitors extraordinary learning experiences, public and extended programs.It is huge - about 58,000 sq feet - and has nine-themed exhibition halls totaling 26,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on various themes and subjects including nature, sciences and humanities that are both educating and entertaining to the young visitors.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm; Closed Mondays except during select holidays.
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Sports Hall of Fame

2) Sports Hall of Fame

The Sports Hall of Fame of Las Vegas is located at the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino and has the largest in the USA collection of sport memorabilia, enough to impress any other museum of the kind. A huge amount of autographed balls, photos, globes, jerseys and other sports equipment are on display. The museum also has a very large baseball collection. What makes it even more fantastic is that the place is open around the clock.
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Neon Museum

3) Neon Museum

The main thing that characterizes Las Vegas is its multitude of signs. Nowadays they are almost all lit by LED or LCD bulbs, so if you want to see the old signs, make an appointment to visit the Neon Museum.

Here you will find neon signs that date back to the nineteen thirties when the craze began. Once they graced the facades of casinos and shops. There is a huge variety of them in the 2 acre outdoor Young Electric Sign Company Boneyard, where they wait to be restored in the museum and set up in various areas of the city. There are over 150 signs waiting to be given a new lease of life.

You can see some of them without visiting the museum, as they have been set up in and around Fremont Street Experience. You can see the Hacienda Horse and Rider which graced the Hacienda Hotel in 1967, the Aladdin’s Lamp from the Aladdin Hotel in 1966, the 1961 sign from the Flame Restaurant, the Nevada Hotel sign that was first lit up in 1950 and Dot’s Flowers from a 1949 florist shop.

These signs are more than just pretty street decorations, they tell the history of changing times and tastes in Las Vegas.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

4) Las Vegas Natural History Museum (must see)

You will find the Las Vegas Natural History Museum on the “Cultural Corridor” in Downtown Vegas. This wonderful museum is well worth a lengthy visit and will delight adults and children alike.

The museum is separated into distinct areas with permanent exhibitions and seasonal summer exhibitions. In the Las Vegas Founder’s African Savanna Gallery you can see a magnificent recreation of the Serengeti with model animals at a watering hole and lions attacking their prey, an African Rainforest with animal and plant life. The International Wildlife Gallery has models of antelopes, bears, wild dogs, deer, and big cats, along with details about how they lived and adapted to their environment.

“Treasures of Egypt” features a recreation of Tutankhamun's tomb and documentaries giving details about his life. There are replicas of the Golden Shrine and the Golden Throne. An interactive area allows you to “scan” a mummy and you can see the results of a real mummy scan.

The Marine Life Gallery has replicas of sharks and other big fish hanging from the ceiling. There is a 3,000-gallon aquarium with live sharks and stingrays in it, as well as other, smaller aquariums full of exotic fish and marine plant-life. In this section, you will also find spiders, snakes, lizards, and scorpions.

The kids will love the Prehistoric Life Gallery with its animated T-Rex and other dinosaurs. There is an ichthyosaur, a marine creature that swam in the waters that covered Nevada. More ancient beasts that used to inhabit the territories where today Las Vegas is located, such as saber-tooth cats, mammoths, camels and other can be explored in the Prehistoric Mammals Gallery. The Wild Nevada Gallery has a recreation of the Mojave Desert with animals and plants that live there.

In the Cox Charities Young Scientist Center there is an interactive exhibition where the kids can play the part of a paleontologist and “dig” for fossils or explore the ocean in the role of a marine biologist. The Geology Gallery is a wonder of fossils, minerals, and semi-precious stones.

Why You Should Visit:
Fun and educational experience for kids and adults alike and a great opportunity to spend some quality time in the Sin City.

Tip:
Check their official website before visiting. You might find offers.
Call in advance to check the days when the baby sharks are fed. They are cute!
As a participant of the Bank of America 1st Weekend Museum Program, they will let you get in for free on the first weekend of the month if you present them your ATM card.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-4pm
New Year’s Day and Easter 11am-4pm
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Walker African-American Museum

5) Walker African-American Museum

The Walker African-American Museum is the only African-American museum in Nevada. It recounts the history and heritage of African Americans. The museum exhibits some unique artifacts, works of art and other related memorabilia. There is also a gift shop.

Walking Tours in Las Vegas, Nevada

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Creating your own self-guided walk in Las Vegas is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown Walking Tour

Las Vegas has no shortage of exciting tourist attractions, such as museums, art galleries, cultural centers, notable landmarks and other amazing sights worth exploring. Take this walking tour to see the most interesting tourist hot-spots in downtown Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Las Vegas proudly wears the title of entertainment capital of the world. Everything here is made to please the great number of tourists that come here all year round. The variety of restaurants include those that will impress you with not just food, but also great themed interiors. When in Vegas, don't hesitate to explore the city's most interesting cafes and restaurants.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Nightclubs Tour, Part 2

Nightclubs Tour, Part 2

Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination and one of the hottest cities in the United States. It is known, above all, for its exciting nightlife. Take the following tour to explore some of the most interesting and famous nightspots in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Nightclubs Tour, Part 1

Nightclubs Tour, Part 1

Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination and one of the hottest cities in the United States. It is known, above all, for its exciting nightlife. Take the following tour to explore some of the most interesting and famous nightspots in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Downtown Museums Tour

Downtown Museums Tour

Downtown is a spectacular area of Las Vegas full of the most amazing tourist attractions and entertainments. Great history, science and specialty museums, with very interesting exhibits can be visited in this area of Las Vegas. See the tour below to find the most interesting downtown museums in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Las Vegas is famous for its striking and breathtaking architecture, especially the buildings located in the downtown area and the famous Strip. Take this self-guided tour to see some of the most beautiful buildings and structures of the Fabulous Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km

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