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Clark County Museum

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One of Planeta.com’s Vegas Faves and a Boulder Highway highlight: Open daily 9am-430pm, Clark County Museum is a place for locals to immerse themselves in regional history and to recommend visiting friends and family. It’s one of the finest small museums / cultural centers in the country. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Free parking.

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Background
Normally … open daily 9am-430pm. CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

General Admission: adults $2.00, seniors and children $1.

Group Tours, please call for reservations and special rates. Museum memberships are also available.

The facility covers 30 acres and includes exhibit halls, historic buildings, gazebo, a Union Pacific steam engine and railroad station, a nature trail and wikiup.

Highly recommended as a visit to and from Boulder City and for those exploring Boulder Highway, Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

History
The Southern Nevada Museum opened in 1968 thanks to a collection of Indigenous Southwestern artifacts collected by Anna Roberts Parks, Las Vegas’ first female mortician (interesting story in the Review Journal). It was renamed the Clark County Museum.

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Headlines
Yesco exhibit at Clark County Museum – Vegas Weekly
Museum exhibit hall named for valley’s first female mortician – Review Journal

Attractions
Exhibit Hall – The Anna Robert Parks Exhibit Hall takes the museum visitors through a historical journey from the Ice Age to Age of Entertainment. The timeline chronicles the history and culture of the ancient Pueblo and more recent Paiute, the first Anglo pioneers and their daily lives, early town-sites and land auction camps, mining technology and the gaming and entertainment heritage of Las Vegas.

Happy birthday
The museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

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