The Mob Museum Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor






Jonathan Ullman, President and CEO of The Mob Museum, greets Olendruff Timberlake,
the Museum’s 3 millionth visitor.
(Courtesy of The Mob Museum)



On Monday, Nov. 15, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, welcomed its 3 millionth visitor. The notable occasion occurred on Kefauver Day, one of the Museum’s annual free admission days for Nevada residents commemorating the U.S. Senate investigative hearing into organized crime that took place in the Museum’s courtroom on Nov. 15, 1950.

The 3 millionth guest, Olendruff Timberlake, of Las Vegas, received an extraordinary prize package, including:

  • Lifetime admission and key to the Museum
  • A rare replica of The Mob Museum, a neoclassical Las Vegas architecture, measuring at 6.75″ L x 6″ W x 3.13″ H
  • Two tickets to an upcoming special milestone event in 2022, valued at $500
  • Commemorative bottle of the Museum’s house-distilled signature moonshine
  • Golden Nugget dinner and hotel package including a two-night stay inside its Rush Tower Jr. Suite and a $100 food and beverage credit

In addition to welcoming 3 million visitors, The Mob Museum is proud to highlight other noteworthy accomplishments including:

  • Earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums.
  • Audio tours taken: 74,000
  • Students who have participated in Investigating History educational outreach program: More than 24,000
  • Free admission offered to Nevada locals on Annual Free Days and in conjunction with Community Safety Forums: 7,000 guests per year
  • New artifacts acquired since opening: More than 2,000
  • Museum Members: 1,978
  • Volunteers: 112 active
  • Private events: 951
  • Public programs, including Courtroom Conversations, Author Talks, Book Signings and Wiseguy Speaker Series: More than 300
  • Low-income-senior participants in community outreach programs: More than 500
  • Employees: 138
  • Weddings held: 210
  • Awards and accolades received: Approximately 100

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. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. 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” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. 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, visit, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.


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The Mob Museum Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor
The Mob Museum Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor