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Vegas Mob Museum Opening Valentines DayJanuary 18, 2012
An exciting cultural destination and new focal point for downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum, opening on Valentine’s Day 2012, is now accepting reservations for special event rentals and group ticket sales in the 41,000-square-foot historic venue. In addition, advance group ticket sale pricing is now available for corporate, community and school groups.
The Mob Museum is a modern-day museum and offers highly experiential and interactive experiences for those having an event at the facility. Fascinating stories are brought to life through one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive touch screens and unique ways to engage with law enforcement and organized crime materials. For example, during a party guests can “shoot” a simulated tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes on wiretapping equipment and take part in FBI weapons training.
The Museum features many different rooms to accommodate groups from 10 people up to 400. “The historic court room at the center of the Museum is a perfect backdrop for an elegant sit down dinner for groups up to 120, while the building’s entry that is lined with the original post office boxes creates a unique and historic setting that will fuel interesting conversation at any cocktail party,” said Maria Sawyer, sales manager for The Museum. “The ground level multi-purpose room or the third floor Board Room is a perfect place for lunch and a lecture.”
The appeal of gangsters, organized crime, and law enforcement has long been an irresistible attraction of popular culture, film, and fiction. These fascinating themes are the focus of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a world-class destination dedicated to the history and battle between organized crime and law enforcement.
The Mob Museum is located in what many consider the ultimate artifact, the former federal courthouse and United States Post Office. The building was dedicated on November 27, 1933 as the city’s first federal building and is listed on the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places.
The building is significant not only for its beautiful neo-classical architecture reminiscent of the period in which it was built, but also for the historic events that unfolded inside of it. The unique facility is culturally significant as the location where one of 14 national Kefauver hearings was held to expose and control organized crime in America. It also houses the same courtroom where former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, once the Mob’s go-to attorney, defended notorious mobsters like Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, Meyer Lansky and Anthony Spilotro. It has been rehabilitated by The Mob Museum into a contemporary cultural destination in the heart of downtown focusing on the history, significance, and influence of organized crime and law enforcement.
“Given the global fascination with organized crime and all the intriguing tales that are part of its lore, The Mob Museum is a fun and exciting new place for a variety of special events,” said Sawyer. “Interest has already been strong from groups desiring to rent The Mob Museum for a variety of gatherings.”
The Mob Museum includes 17,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors in addition to a specialty retail store, special event areas, educational areas and office space. Admission is $18 plus tax for adults ages 18 and over; $12 plus tax for children ages 5 to 17 and students ages 18 to 23 with ID; $14 plus tax for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers; and $10 plus tax for Nevada residents of all ages. Museum hours will be Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
For more information about special event rentals and group ticket sales, contact Sawyer at 702-229-2713; or via email at [email protected].