Las Vegas, Nevada: The Mob Museum Team Field Report

300 E. Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Downtown, several miles north of The Strip, in the old federal courthouse and post office. On the north side of E. Stewart Ave. at the intersection of N. 3rd St. Directly across from the Lady Luck casino hotel.
Su-W 9am-10pm, Th-Sa 9am-midnight. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Adults $27.
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The Mob Museum.

The Mob Museum
Where else but Vegas? The history of syndicated crime is warmly chronicled in a series of exhibits which includes a Speakeasy in the basement, and the reconstructed brick wall from Chicago's St. Valentine's Day massacre. Report... [07/16/2012]
Las Vegas, Nevada - Mob Museum Shows Off America's Bloody Valentine Wall
The Mob Museum: No one sets out in life to love a wall. Yet we bond with our Vietnam memorial wall, which has spawned several replicas. Even our Mexican border wall has devoted fans. [02/17/2012] Complete Story...
Las Vegas, Nevada - In Tough Times, Sin is In
Las Vegas Mob Museum: Las Vegas tourism has taken a big hit in these recessionary times, with a drop in self-destructive free-spending visitors, plunging hotel room rates, and shorter lines at the all-you-can-eat Stone Crab Claw buffets. [05/22/2009] Complete Story...

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Fighting Back exhibit.

The Mob Museum

Amazing and educational. The crime lab is worth it, but move quickly, as they don't give you a lot of time. Starts on the building's top floor and goes to the speakeasy in the basement. Loved it. Walking distance from the Gold Nugget on Fremont Street.

[Sally Forth, 01/31/2020]

Gas Chamber chair.

Mob Museum

The latest permanent and grisly exhibit in the Mob Museum is the chair from Nevada's gas chamber. Not designed for ergonomic comfort, the pipe-and-metal chair was built severe and strong so that prisoners could not escape its straps as they were killed by poison gas. This particular chair was used from 1951 to 1979 -- and if you're wondering why it's in the Mob Museum, it's because its last occupant, Jessie Bishop, was convicted of a murder on the Las Vegas Strip, and later confessed to multiple murders as a hit man for the Mob. He was gassed on Oct. 22, 1979, the last time that the chair and the gas chamber were used.

[ Team, 12/12/2015]

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