Las Vegas may be known for its casinos, shows and nightclubs, but there is more to the Strip. So much more. The city is also home to some pretty fascinating museums. Here’s a look at our 10 favorite.
Bodies: The Exhibition
How would you like to visit a museum made up entirely of bodies? It’s not as creepy as it sounds. Bodies: The Exhibition features 13 preserved whole body specimens and 260 organs. Visitors will get to learn more about how our skeletal, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems work. You’ll gain a whole new understanding for our amazing bodies.
Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum
Museums don’t usually cause heart-palpitations but Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum certainly does. Experience the bone-chilling vibe of the spirit world inside this creepy museum. The building is filled with the world’s most haunted objects including the VW death van used by Dr. Kevorkian, the Propofol Chair in Michael Jackson’s death room, the Dybbuk Box, known as the most haunted object in the world and more.
Critically acclaimed Mob Museum offers an insider’s look at the history of the mob with artifacts, characters and events that helped make Vegas the city it is today. Through theater presentations, interactive exhibits and more, you’ll get the chance to discover the true events of the mob’s history and its grasp on the city.
Marvel’s Avengers Station
There isn’t a more unique museum than the one that takes you inside the world of the Avengers. Marvel’s Avengers Station inside Treasure Island Hotel is a fully immersive and educational experience where guests will train to become an agent of the STATION.
Have you ever had to escape a museum? Probably not, but at Escapology, that is your main objective. Guests are challenged to figure out a challenging puzzle in this fun attraction. You have 60-minutes to try and figure out one of Escapology’s six tests. Test your puzzle solving skills and get out!
Real Bodies at Bally’s
Much like Bodies: The Exhibition, Real Bodies at Bally’s allows guests to explore the inner workings of the human. You’ll go from system to system, learning how each one keeps us alive in this incredible museum.
Titanic-The Artifact Exhibit
There is only one museum that lets you experience the fateful night the Titanic sank. Titanic - The Artifact Exhibit is home to over 3,000 authentic artifacts that were found in the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. Guests will experience jewelry, handbags, a 15-ton section of the boat’s hull and more. There is even a replica of the Grand Staircase and first- and third-class cabins.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
There are always celebrities in Las Vegas, but there is only one place where you can see them all. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is home to wax replicas of some of the biggest names in history, Hollywood, sports and politics.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
While not technically a museum, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is still one of the more unique places to visit on the Strip. Located at The Mirage, the garden and habitat pays homage to nature and its animals with gorgeous flowers, greenery and of course Siegfried and Roy’s favorite animals - wildcats. Playful bottlenose dolphins also swim in the habitat.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
A museum full of sharks? Count us in! Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is home to over 2,000 animals, which include several species of sharks. The creatures reside in a 1.6 million gallon tank of water that is as impressive as all of the creatures who swim in it.