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Las Vegas NV: Mob Museum opens in Sin City PDF Print E-mail

Hey, youse guys! When in Sin City, you just gotta go there! Will it make you an offer you can’t refuse? Located in the former Federal Building in downtown Las Vegas, the Mob Museum recently held opening ceremonies in typical Sin City fashion.

Former Las Vegas mayor and Mob attorney Oscar Goodman conducted several quickie weddings and declared the museum ready for visitors. The central section of the building is the old courtroom where anti-Mob hearings were conducted by the Congressional Kefauver Committee in the 1950s. Of course, every mobster who testified was totally innocent and pleaded the Fifth Amendment.

Local mobsters and popular Vegas entertainers of the time there were required to testify about Mob financing of the city’s explosive growth following World War II. After the guys from New York City arrived, the little desert town suddenly grew to become one of the world’s premier gambling and entertainments destinations. 

Among the exhibits are stories and personal items about famed Mob figures, including Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti and many more.

There’s also the infamous Chicago garage wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and the barber chair where Mob big shot Albert Anastasia was murdered.

Admission prices are $18 for adults, $12 for children, $14 for seniors, military, teachers and police, and $10 for Nevada residents. For more information, go to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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