Mob Museum Las Vegas: The National Museum of Organized Crime Opens to the Public

The National Museum of Organized Crime, or the Mob Museum, opened its doors on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The museum, which cost an estimated $42 million to build, is located in the downtown area of Las Vegas and displays the long history of organized crime in the United States. Ironically, its opening date is the anniversary of Chicago’s infamous 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.


An exterior view of The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada February 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman holds up a news article with a story on The Mob Museum during the museum’s grand opening in Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (L) with Jonathan Ullman, executive director of The Mob Museum, and Ellen B. Knowlton, former FBI special agent in charge of the Las Vegas division, with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman (R) open The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Jonathan Ullman, executive director of The Mob Museum, cheer as the museum is opened in Las Vegas. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


A revolver, found at the site of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day massacre in 1929, is displayed during a media preview tour of The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


The barber chair, in which mobster Albert Anastasia was assassinated, is displayed in The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada February 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


Stacks of fake money are displayed in the “Skim Room” at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada February 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


An exhibit detailing the mob’s influence in Las Vegas is shown at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada February 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)


Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and his wife Carolyn, the current mayor, pose in the lobby of The Mob Museum during a media preview tour of the museum in Las Vegas, Nevada February 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

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