The Mob Museum Named Among 10 Best U.S. History Museums by USA TODAY

The Mob Museum, one of the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice winners
for Best History Museum.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)


 The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, ranks No. 4 in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award rankings for Best History Museum. This award represents the most recent accolade received by the Museum, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

“This most recent designation places us in great company, alongside some of the nation’s most esteemed museums, each dedicated to illuminating important aspects of U.S. history,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum.

The full list of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award-winners for Best History Museum follows:

  1. National Museum of the Marine Corps
  2. The Henry Ford Museum
  3. National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
  4. The Mob Museum
  5. National Museum of the Pacific War
  6. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
  7. Museum of Native American History
  8. National Civil Rights Museum
  9. The National WWII Museum
  10. Museum of History & Industry

For more information about The Mob Museum’s awards and accolades, click here.

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit