The myth, the truth and the legacy are all revealed at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. There are two sides to every story. The Mob Museum opened on Valentine’s Day 2012 in the very building where some of the Kefauver Committee hearings to investigate organized crime were held in the early 1950s. The courtroom has been restored to the way it looked during the hearings.
Get into the elevator where a video will inform you of your Miranda Rights and head to the third floor where the story starts with the history of the mob in America. The mob created a “shortcut out of the ghetto” to the American Dream. Prohibition was the fuel that led to the development of a National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Meyer Lansky quipped “We are bigger than U.S. Steel.” Incredibly they have the actual wall where the St. Valentine Massacre took place. The second floor follows the development of the Las Vegas mob where, in the beginning, Blocks 16 and 17 were set aside for gambling, drinking, and other vices.
The bottom floor deals with the government’s attempt to fight back by the Mob Buster’s including the connections with the Bobby Kennedy, Cuba, and the JFK’s assassination. Learn what happened to the “old” mobsters and where they are today along with organized crime today. A fascinating place to visit. For more information Themobmuseum.org.