You’ve heard their names, you’ve maybe even heard their crimes, but you’ve never heard their whole story. The true story. At The Mob Museum, we expose fact from fiction and shed a light on of how the Mob came to be, the battles that were fought, and what remains today. You’ll learn about the Mob’s biggest players including Al Capone, Whitey Bulger, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti and many more. As you move through the Museum, you’ll also be witness to some of the most infamous Mob artifacts, such as the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and the barber chair where Albert Anastasia was murdered. This is truly the underworld uncovered. No embellishments. No glorification. We present the facts, and let you become the jury.
The following is a list of exhibits:
The Legacy of the Mob
What the Mob has left behind, and how they shaped society and the criminals of today.
Bringing Down the Mob
How battles against the Mob were won with focus on important law enforcement victories against money laundering, human trafficking, drug cartels, kidnappings, wiretappings, murder and more.
Notable Names in Mob History
Al Capone, Anthony Spilotro, Sam Giancana, Carlo Gambino, Bugsy Siegel, Joseph Bonanno, Moe Dalitz, John Gotti, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and others.
J. Edgar Hoover, Estes Kefauver, Eliot Ness, Harry Anslinger, Joe Pistone and others.
Organized Crime Around the World
A look at current local and global Mob activities and discussion on its future.
Memories of the Mob
A look at “old” Mobsters when they retire, go into exile, enter the witness protection program or die.
Myths of the Mob
How the Mob has been portrayed in movies, books and pop culture and a discussion on its accuracy.
An in-depth look at Las Vegas as the ultimate “open city” that attracted Mobsters following the Kefauver Hearings; a tough little town that became a haven and playground for American organized crime in the 1950s.
The Game Continues
Las Vegas from the 1950s to the present with focus on the Black Book, scamming and skimming, Gaming Control Board activities and Howard Hughes.
Web of Deceit
A fascinating look at Mob violence, corruption, conspiracy and murder.
The Mob Through History
A timeline that includes the birth of the Mob, its geographic “families” around the globe, the impact of prohibition, drugs and prostitution on the Mob’s bottom line; how organized crime is evolving.
America Fights Back
A re-creation of the very courtroom where the proceedings of the Kefauver Committee hearings occurred. The hearings, led by U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver, were held in 14 cities in 1950-51 and sought to expose and control organized crime.
The idea is to be as immersive as possible by “participating” in a police lineup, reading actual files of mobsters, punching in a city and seeing its mob crime history, watching how agents spied on mobsters and listening to actual wiretaps and tapes of gangster schemes.