We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nevada State Museum & Historical Society

309 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107-4372
+1 702-486-5205
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 14.99*
and up
Springs Preserve Admission
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, a state agency, is an educational institution whose purpose is to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
309 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107-4372
+1 702-486-5205
Write a Review
Reviews (52)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We just planned an afternoon to spend for this attraction. But, once we have arrived there, we discovered that it would be a smarter choice if we came here earlier. This place is humongous. Thought it was only a building of museum, but in fact...More

Thank Y'z P
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We visited last week while in Vegas. The "flow" of the displays was confusing and we found ourselves at times going back to another part of the museum to make sure it either saw it all or to continue the displays. Two different times I...More

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you're looking for a way to avoid spending time in the casinos, this museum and nature trails complex is terrific. About a 15 minute drive from the strip and well worth it. Great exhibits, friendly staff.

Thank AltGol
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Together with the nearby Las Vegas Museum they represent a very interesting history both prehistoric and recent of the city and the state. They are both well done with easy to read narratives and dioramas. The prehistoric animals will be enjoyable for young children as...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited here mid-week and it was not very crowded. Please note, this is a very large complex with multiple indoor and outdoor exhibits. There is almost too much to see and do in one visit. Be prepared for a lot of walking in all...More

3  Thank Page106
Reviewed 10 March 2017

One member of our group isn't very keen on museums, but when that person was intrigued and engaged with the exhibits in the Nevada State Museum, you know it's a winner! These exhibits traced prehistory of the area, including many fossils, and displays on the...More

2  Thank Bill33813
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Covers the history of Nevada from a huge ichthyosaur and mammoth fossils to tools of mining for gold and silver, and includes Las Vegas items such as showgirl costumes and casinos. If you read the exhibit texts you will gain a real appreciation for the...More

1  Thank EclecticChooser
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went here and to the Springs Preserve, one in the same really, and found both to be just okay. The museum as pretty standard stuff. A few interesting displays and lots of stuff in glass cases. We both enjoy the museum in Carson City...More

Thank danmcmartin
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We've been going to Vegas regularly for the past 10 years, and this was not only the first time we visited the Museum, it was the first we had heard of it. It's set in the Springs Preserve, a destination in itself. We went for...More

3  Thank Dr_QBatonRouge
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We decided to get some culture on this trip to Vegas so we went to this Museum. It was 116 outside that day, so the museum was a nice escape from heat and casinos. It's not a huge museum, but can take 2-3 hours to...More

3  Thank markfb
Nearby Restaurants
Lou's Diner
52 reviews
1.39 km away
M&M Soul Food Restaurant
185 reviews
1.33 km away
Divine Cafe
34 reviews
.04 km away
Lima Limon
27 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Springs Preserve
493 reviews
.07 km away
Meadows Mall
52 reviews
.62 km away
Las Vegas 51's Baseball
60 reviews
1.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nevada State Museum & Historical Society staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines