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The Best Museums in Las Vegas



The 2018 stats from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reveal that more than 42 million people visited the city of Las Vegas in 2018. Just over 42 million people also visited the city in 2017 and 2016, confirming that tourists just love the entertainment capital of the world.


Las Vegas is famous for its casinos and its shows with names like Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, and Jennifer Lopez all having had residencies in the area. People also drive from miles around to pick up deals in the city's exclusive outlets like the Nike factory store or Banana Republic in the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. However, Las Vegas also has much to offer people who enjoy culture and art (as well as gaming), and the city has several incredible museums.

The Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas

One of these museums is the Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Art Museum may have closed in 2009 after 58 years, but the Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas offers many exhibits for tourists and locals to enjoy.

It often hosts art shows and exhibitions, such as a June 2019 exhibition from the talented Daphne Horev, who studied graphic art and whose work has been shown in many countries from Israel to Italy. In April, it also hosted a 50th-anniversary art exhibition for the Nevada Watercolor Society. While the art on display at the Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas isn't always as abstract as Las Vegas Art Museum exhibits such as the Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art, it does still have great appeal to the city's art fans.

Pinball Hall of Fame
The game of pinball was invented in the late 1700s as the spring launcher was created and replaced cues held by players with a mechanic that moved the ball up an inclined playing surface. In the 20th century, the game was also hugely popular in arcades and you would visit an arcade to play pinball as a fun evening out.

However, much has changed since then and now, with the internet's growth and spread very much changing the way we play games. Looking at the various of types of games available at the Betway casino online, we can see how many games have moved from the physical to the virtual: online slots like Mega Moolah and Thunderstruck 2 replace the traditional one-armed bandit, and many of these online casinos even offer classic table games like the roulette and blackjack you would find in Vegas' many real-life casinos. As such, the development of gaming technology has turned the Pinball Hall of Fame into a true house of historical artifacts, giving you the chance to see how games (specifically, pinball) and the way that people play them have changed over time.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is an exhibition of items from the sunken ship and it has travelled around the world. In 2003, the exhibition could be seen in London, England, but it has now come to Las Vegas where you can see it at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

There are more than 250 items from the ship on display at the exhibit, from luggage and whistles to a piece of the Titanic's hull. The exhibit appeals to those who like learning about history as well as those who love the billion-dollar box office hit, Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Inside the galleries, you aren't allowed to take photos or make video recordings - so the only way to see these artifacts is to pay for a ticket!

Neon Museum
Las Vegas is a city of beautiful neon colors. Many of the casinos and entertainment spots in the city have neon signs, telling you what they offer and why you'll have a good time if you visit them. This is just one reason the city's Neon Museum is so popular, allowing you to see all of the old neon signs that once lit up the city with their gorgeous colors.

The Neon Museum was created for art, history, and education as you can learn about the history behind some of these very creative designs. The museum also hosts different events, allowing visitors to learn more. In 2019, the Neon Museum will host an exhibition by the famous film director Tim Burton who will once again share some of his fine art, after having been the subject of an exhibition looking at his work in film some ten years ago. It is also hosting "Hidden in Bright Light: The Untold History of Neon" which is a lecture by its scholar in residence Dr. Dydia DeLyser who will look at how neon has been important to America, its landscape, and its communities.

Hollywood Cars
Las Vegas has been the filming location for so many movies. In this article about Las Vegas movies by the Las Vegas Jaunt, movies such as The Hangover, The Godfather, and Rocky are just some of the films that used the city as their location. Some of these films may be on display at the Hollywood Cars museum which is a Las Vegas museum that features many famous vehicles from Hollywood's biggest box office hits.
Some of the cars you may see if you visit are Herbie the Love Bug, the Batmobile, and Bugs Bunny's Rabbit Car. The museum is also open seven days a week, so whenever you happen to be passing by, it's doors will probably be open for a visit.

Las Vegas is famous for its entertainment, but with so many museums, the city can become a hot location for culture too. Museums are helping to bring tourists to the city for a different reason.










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