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Strangest/Specialty Museums in Las Vegas

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Bodies - The Exhibition

This exhibition offers a unique view of human anatomy, putting real human bodies and organs on display. Thanks to a process called polymer preservation, these specimens are able to retain their physical appearance while halting the decay process. During your visit, you'll learn about the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. The time it took to prepare the specimens on display ranges from one week to over a year.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Featuring artifacts recovered from the sunken wreckage of the famous ship, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey back in time to teach them about the ship and the passengers on its native voyage. There are several recreated rooms on display, including the grand staircase. On the Promenade Deck portion of the exhibit, you'll be able to experience the cold temperature that the passengers experienced on the night the ship sank.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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National Atomic Testing Museum

History and science unfold at the National Atomic Testing Museum. Get to know why the Nevada Test Site was founded, its above and underground tests and non-nuclear programs. The museum chronicles the past and present of atomic weapons and its effect worldwide. Right from its inception, conception to its advancement in current times, are displayed through various exhibits. These include bombs, testing devices, artefacts and radioactive displays.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Pinball Hall of Fame

Hidden in an unassuming warehouse is what might just be the world's largest collection of pinball machines from the 1950s up through the 1990s. This Pinball Hall of Fame is listed as a museum, but is also an arcade. All the machines are operational and patrons can play to their heart's content. There is no fee to enter the Pinball Hall of Fame, but players will need to pump quarters into the machines to play. Located not far from the strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a great spot for anyone looking for something a bit unique and off the beaten path. Anyone can go to Vegas and say they played slots. How many can say they visited what is possibly the world's largest collection of pinball machines?

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Burlesque Hall of Fame

The subject matter of this museum may seem strange, but it is executed very well. At the Burlesque Hall of Fame, you'll find costumes, props, photographs, and other items relating to burlesque and its development through the decades. On the walls, black and white photographs featuring women in feathery, bejeweled, and fringed costumes can be seen. It features permanent exhibitions and temporary ones as well.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum is located in what used to be a courthouse. Built in 1933, it was one of the 14 courthouses in the nation to hold the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime. This makes it a perfect backdrop for The Mob Museum, an authentic view of the mob's impact on Las Vegas history. The Mob Museum presents the story from the perspective of both the organized crime syndicate and law enforcement. Visitors get to be part of the action through theater presentations and interactive environments. Visitors can shoot a simulated Tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes, and take part in FBI weapons training. The museum can also be booked for private events.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Lonnie Hammargren's House

What began as a hobby for memorabilia collector and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada Lonnie Hammargren has since become an accumulation of keepsakes so impressive that it qualifies as a Las Vegas attraction. Memorabilia ranging from a massive T-rex replica to a stories-high Aztec temple cover every inch of Hammargren's property, which is open to the public every Nevada Day weekend. Although visitors are only invited to tour the home once a year, photo opportunities of the exterior are possible year round. Plan to visit in October for the full Lonnie-Hammargren-Museum-House experience or appreciate the ever-expanding collection from afar. Just don't miss the madness of this amazing attraction!

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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The Neon Museum

In a city famous for lights, it is nice to honor the old neon signs. The Neon Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas and though it is open all day, it is best viewed at night. See the Caesar's Palace sign in its full-color splendor, and catch a glimpse of the horse and rider from the old Hacienda Hotel. The museum often adds new items to this marvelous collection. Entrance is available as part of a guided tour only. Purchase tickets early for the later tours as they fill up quickly.

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