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Why not visit a unique museum while staying in Henderson? The destination and its surrounding areas within the Las Vegas Valley, are home to a variety of museums. From historic exhibits, to science and aviation, these attractions are very educational, unusual, interesting and worth a visit.

 

 

Clark County Heritage Museum
1830 South Boulder Highway, Henderson 
702-455-7955 
Explore this unique and historic museum, learning about the rich and colorful history of Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Throughout the museum are interactive displays and iconic points of interests including the 1931 Boulder City train depot and a ghost town complete with a blacksmith, jail and general store.  

 

 

Nevada Vintage Race Car Museum
250 Sun Pac Avenue, Henderson
702-564-6214
Stop by this museum and browse 16 vintage race cars that are on display, including two "Indy Racing League" cars, as well as numerous World War II model planes. Upon entering the exhibit, you will also find a restored C-119 "Flying Boxcar."

 

 

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
1305 Arizona St., Boulder City
702-294-1988
Following a tour of the historic Hoover Dam, browse the museum, complete with historical artifacts relating to the workers and construction of Hoover Dam. Learn the details of what it took to create this colossal structure.

 

 

Nevada State Railroad Museum
600 Yucca St., Boulder City
702-486-5933
If you’re a fan of old railroads, then this is the place for you. The museum houses railroad artifacts and memorabilia. Hop aboard the historic Nevada Southern Railway, as it travels on the original track used to bring supplies to the Hoover Dam.

 

 

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum
McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas
702-455-7968
Discover how a red 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible became a unique part of Southern Nevada's aviation history by visiting this historic museum detailing the first flight in 1920 to the introduction of jets.

 

 

The Atomic Testing Museum
755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
702-794-5151
Learn about the role the Nevada Test Site played in local, national and international history. Browse photographs and artifacts from the '50s and take the opportunity to enter the Ground Zero Theater to experience what the test site was like during the past.

 

 

 

Bodies.. The Exhibition
Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
702-262-4000 / 800-288-1000
Take a detailed look into the human body at this extraordinary exhibit showcasing real full-bodies and organs. Thirteen whole-body specimens and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens are on display. Docents are available to answer questions.

 

 

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
702-262-4000 / 800-288-1000
Take an in-depth look into the demise of the historic Titanic as you view more than 300 artifacts, a 15-ton piece of the starboard hull, room re-creations and more. Touch an iceberg or stand along the ship deck recreated with weather conditions from that fateful night.

 

 

The Auto Collections
Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
702-794-3174 / 866-523-2762
Browse at 250 classic cars in the world's largest classic car showroom, all of which are available for purchase at prices ranging from $20,000 to $3 million. One room houses a collection of Duesenberg automobiles, of which a dozen are on display.

 

 

 

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino
3377 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas 
702-862-7800 / 877-283-6423
Get a glimpse of your favorite icon, actor or singer, configured in wax. The world famous wax museum provides guests a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world's biggest celebrity look alike statues.

 

 

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum 
833 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas
702-382-3445
Take the kids to this entertaining, educational and interactive attraction, with over 100 hands-on exhibits, ongoing workshops and demonstrations. Kids can become a radio DJ, play a laser harp, learn about nutrition and more.

 

 

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas
702-384-3466
Check out animated dinosaurs, complete with children’s hands-on exhibits at this historic museum. View a diorama of Southern Nevada and be impressed by a shark exhibit featuring a 3,000-gallon aquarium.

 

 

Springs Preserve
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas
702-822-7700
Experience various galleries within this attraction, both indoors and out. Indoor galleries contain over 300 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Las Vegas past, present and future. Outdoor exhibits feature desert animals and a unique play areas for the kids.

   

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