The Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana has just announced a great locals ticket discount for Las Vegas / NV locals over the Labor Day weekend. Locals can buy one $30 general admission ticket and get one free additional ticket for the holiday weekend ( Sept 3 – 5, 2011 ). Valid local ID is required to purchase tickets.
We have published several previous articles ( linked below ) regarding this relatively new Vegas attraction option. The Mob Experience has some carnivalish attributes, but also provides a significant volume of authentic artifacts and memorabilia of noted mob figures and their inseparable influences on Las Vegas business and history. In some respects this attraction is indeed a decent Las Vegas wise guy history museum.
The attraction involves an interactive tour guide that features well known actors such as James Caan and Mickey Rourke. They attempt to help patrons discover where all the bodies are buried, among other things.
The Experience has recently undergone a leadership change which included a reduction in admission prices. The attraction is currently mired in a series of lawsuits involving the previous director, contributors, and the host hotel. The attraction’s future is unclear, but this ticket deal is a good opportunity for locals. The venue is open daily from 10 am – 10 pm at the Tropicana located at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. Phone 702-589-9450 for further info.