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The Mob Museum and speakeasy an exciting place to explore

Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 20:51:41-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas turned 7 years old on Feb. 14 with festivities inside the museum.

Nevada residents were treated to free entry to explore the museum's many displays, interactive experiences and a special showing of the weapons used in the infamous St. Valentine's Day massacre.

The Mob Museum is located in a historically recognized building that has a history with the mob. The building was originally a U.S. Post Office and later a Federal Court House that was the scene for mob trials that took place. The building was turned over from the Federal Government to the City of Las Vegas and opened as The Mob Museum on Feb. 14. 2012.

One of the main points of interest at the museum is the second-floor courtroom, which was one of the locations for the national Kefauver Committee hearings to expose organized crime held in 1950 and 1951.

The museum also features The Underground speakeasy which takes you back to the age of Prohibition. Since 2017, the museum has partnered with Las Vegas Distillery to create a unique line of moonshine, including their award-winning Cinn-City Moonshine. The speakeasy is open 9 a.m. to midnight.

Tickets for the museum start at $16.95 and can be purchased online or at the box office.