A Mob Attraction

Three words. The Mob Museum. Why hasn’t anyone thought of it before? Well, Las Vegas finally did and it’s coming your way Spring 2011. The Mob Museum is really called The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, but we all know the first one sounds cooler.

The interactive museum will have exhibits that engage its visitors with history and real stories from America and around the world. Visitors will learn about the role of organized crime in the U.S. and how the Mob has impacted Las Vegas history.

The Mob Museum will be located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Stewart Avenue. The construction site is currently listed on the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places. It was formerly a United States Post Office and federal courthouse. The courtroom used in 1950-1951 Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime is going to be recreated for the museum.

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and as such, it makes sense to put the museum there. American gangster Bugsy Siegel, whose credited with helping set the tone for modern Sin City also plays a role in why it was chosen.

The Mob Museum’s construction is being funded through local, state and federal grants to a tune of $42 million. Once finished, the 3 floor, 41,000-square-foot museum will generate revenue into the region, and create more than 13,000 jobs in the area. Over the span of 10 years, the museum will generate revenue between $8.5 million to $13.9 million.

To learn more, check out http://themobmuseum.org/

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