The Nevada State Museum has permanent exhibits on the natural and anthropological history of the region, from ancient Paiute Indians to 19th-century pioneers, and the men and women of the Nellis Gunnery School in World War II. The standout exhibit tells the story of Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo, complete with interactive recordings of Bugsy (played by an actor) threatening business partners. There are plans to move the museum to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve in 2008; call ahead to check.
Southern Nevada Zoological Park
|Name:||Southern Nevada Zoological Park|
1775 N Rancho Drive
|Cross Street:||between Vegas Drive & Lake Mead Boulevard|
|Venue phone:||648 5955|
|Opening hours:||9am-5pm daily|
|Price:||Admission $7; $5 reductions; free under-2s|