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Saturday 27 October 2018

Lovers of crime movies have a new US destination

Fascinated by crime? Add the Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, to your destinations when heading for Los Vegas. 

The Mob Museum (it seems to shy away from using the word Mafia) boasts that is offers an interactive journey through fascinating true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. 

The Mob Museum contains hundreds of artefacts and immersive story lines. 

After a major refurb earlier this year, the Mob Museum highlights include a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. 

Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 US Museums. 

Daily tours of the underground distillery are held daily at 5pm and as well as including sampling a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition and its impact on distilled spirits. 

In The Underground exhibition space guests learn about Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running. Prohibition shut down thousands of breweries and distilleries across America, but it could not eliminate the public’s desire for alcohol. It simply forced the brewing and distilling of booze into the shadows, which contributed significantly to the rise and proliferation of the Mob in America.

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