What’s New in Las Vegas Museums

The Mob Museum

Several museums in Las Vegas have announced new tours, discounts\ and upgraded exhibits. With these new offerings, travelers can explore Las Vegas’ history and distinct character in new ways.

The Underground at The Mob Museum 

The Mob Museum—the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement—has announced a Happy Hour program in The Underground speakeasy, an exhibition that calls back to the Prohibition era. The speakeasy’s full-service bar provides house-distilled moonshine, craft beer, wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and an array of Prohibition-inspired cocktails. 

From 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, visitors can now enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass. In addition, visitors can take a taste of Prohibition history home with them with The Underground’s house-distilled moonshine and proprietary vodka.

Neon Museum

Fresh off its fiscal year where 200,000 people visited the museum, the Neon Museum, a non-profit group focused on preserving and presenting iconic Las Vegas signs, has again expanded its offerings. A new general admission ticket, where visitors can take self-guided tours during daytime hours, has been introduced in an effort to meet public demand. Museum historical interpreters stationed around the exhibition area are available to answer questions while guests are free to explore the more than 200 signs on display at their own pace. 

The new general admission ticket is one of several additions the Neon Museum has made in 2018. The Silver Slipper, one of the Neon Museum’s most famous signs installed in the median on Las Vegas Boulevard North, has been restored to its original color combination as the result of a recent repainting. Though it is known for its metallic, bulb-studded upper and bright-red sole and insole, the Silver Slipper was originally painted silver, gold and blue when it first appeared on the building of its casino in the mid-1950s and remained that way into the early 60s. Now, travelers will see those original colors again. The blue color selected by the museum team for the new paint scheme was chosen following a color match with photographs of the sign from the 50s into the early 60s.

One of nine restored and operational signs included in the Neon Museum’s Las Vegas Signs Project, the Silver Slipper sits just west of the Neon Museum Boneyard.

This summer, the museum began hosting hourlong hot yoga sessions on its outdoor patio, taught by certified instructor Eileen Lorraine. The hot yoga program, which will hold its final session on August 25, took place on select Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in June, July and August.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Launches The Hangover Bar

Fans of the hit movie, “The Hangover,” can head over to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and check out the new Hangover Bar, offering specialty drinks inspired by the film. Guests will be transported to the scene of Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug's rooftop toast that kicked off the film's events. Industrial design elements that invoke the roof of Caesars Palace, where the scene takes place, include ducting tables and pipes, an air conditioner feature, an LED backdrop of the Las Vegas skyline and more. 

The Hangover Bar is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas' The Hangover Experience, which currently includes the notorious hotel suite and wedding chapel, as well as figures of Alan, portrayed by Zach Galifianakis; Phil, portrayed by Bradley Cooper; and Mike Tyson.

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