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Boulder City, NV 89005
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Arts & Museums
Historic artifacts relating to the workers and construction of Hoover Dam and Boulder City.
Features the largest collection of turquoise, art gallery and studio where you can see artists at work.
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City is a wonderful place to explore the history of the region and the railroads that once served it. Guests can ride the railways and participate in a number of special events throughout the year.
Exhibits on Native Americans, mining, railroads, gaming and historic houses are featured at this museum.
Winchester Cultural Center Gallery is located in the Winchester Arts neighborhood. It has 295 seats for performances and films. The center has something to offer the entire year including dance, drama, storytelling, camps, workshops, exhibitions and classes. Many artists that display their works here have been funded by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Before visiting the gallery check the website or call for dates and time.
Hidden in an unassuming warehouse is what might just be the world's largest collection of pinball machines from the 1950s up through the 1990s. This Pinball Hall of Fame is listed as a museum, but is also an arcade. All the machines are operational and patrons can play to their hearts' content. There is no fee to enter the Pinball Hall of Fame, but players will need to pump quarters into the machines to play. Located not far from the strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a great spot for anyone looking for something a bit unique and off the beaten path. Anyone can go to Vegas and say they played slots. How many can say they visited what is possibly the world's largest collection of pinball machines?
The Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery is located on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). The exhibitions change often, so definitely consider visiting more than once. Traveling exhibits are presented as a community service. The works displayed represent all types of mediums and are presented by national and local artists. The gallery is a part of the State University System and admission is free of charge.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum offers opportunities for visitors to learn about the visual arts. Besides showcasing works from various artists, the museum also has a collection of cultural items from the Southwest and Latin America. You can view Guatemalan and Bolivian textiles, Hopi and Paiute basketry, and Mexican dance masks. Not just for students of the University of Las Vegas, the museum seeks to educate the greater public on these works of art.
Science comes alive at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, where you will be awe-struck by the facts surrounding the atom bomb. Located adjacent to UNLV, this is an ideal place for students to learn about this period in history. The museum store has collectibles on display for those who would like a souvenir of this historic and scientific outing.
If you have an eye for photography, the Peter Lik Gallery in Las Vegas the place to go. Peter Lik's vision and his passion for photography make him one of the best photographers in the world. His amazing snapshots lay at your behest at the Peter Lik Gallery, located within the shops at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Peter Lik's photography takes you through the bounties of nature with splendid views of vast landscapes and lovely terrains which will leave you feeling a lot closer to nature. From capturing modest moments for postcards to opening his personal art gallery, Peter has achieved a lot for himself and the world of art, which is apparent in his photographs. Peter Lik Gallery is a must visit for all art and nature lovers.
This exhibition offers a unique view of human anatomy, putting real human bodies and organs on display. Thanks to a process called polymer preservation, these specimens are able to retain their physical appearance while halting the decay process. During your visit, you'll learn about the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. The time it took to prepare the specimens on display ranges from one week to over a year.
Featuring artifacts recovered from the sunken wreckage of the famous ship, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey back in time, to teach them about the ship and the passengers on its native voyage. There are several recreated rooms on display, including the grand staircase. On the Promenade Deck portion of the exhibit, you'll be able to experience the cold temperature that the passengers experienced on the night the ship sank.