Awards and Accolades


Received accreditation, Characteristics of Excellence
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

Best in Class and Double Gold Medal for Huckleberry Hideout Moonshine – 2024
Silver Medal for The Goodfella’s Vanilla Moonshine – 2024
American Distilling Institute’s International Spirits Competition Awards

Bronze Adrian Award – Digital Video, All the Dirt. All in One Place. – 2023
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

Best Museum – 2023, 2021
Las Vegas Weekly

Director's Community Leadership Award – 2021
Federal Bureau of Investigation Las Vegas Field Office

Pinnacle Award Events and Observances – 10-year Anniversary Undercover of the Night Gala – 2022
Public Relations Society of America, Las Vegas chapter

Pinnacle Award Best in Show – 10-year Anniversary Undercover of the Night Gala – 2022
Public Relations Society of America, Las Vegas chapter

Mayors Urban Design Award – Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse for The Underground – 2018
City of Las Vegas

Double Gold Award – The Mob Museum house-distilled moonshine
The Fifty Best

Best Museum – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Nevada Magazine

Best Distillery/Brewery – 2019
Nevada Magazine

Best Place to Get Married – 2019
Nevada Magazine

Distinguished Honoree – 2018 Green Tie Awards
Urban Chamber

Pinnacle Award Events and Observances – Seven or Fewer Days for efforts surrounding the Grand Unveiling of Four New Permanent Exhibitions – 2018
Public Relations Society of America – Las Vegas chapter

Award of Excellence – Community Safety Forums – 2018
Public Relations Society of America – Las Vegas chapter

Best New Museum Addition in 2018 – The Underground
Las Vegas Weekly

Ranked a Top 25 Museums in USA – 2017, 2016
Trip Advisor

Second Prize
AAM Publication Design Competition for Connected to the Community Brochure

Best Museum – 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Best Exhibit/Museum – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association

Top Rated Museum – 2017, 2016, 2015

Best Vegas History Lesson
Las Vegas Weekly

Best Keeper of History, Geoff Schumacher, The Mob Museum Senior Director of Content
Las Vegas Weekly

Preservation Education Award for Investigating History educational outreach program – 2016
City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Committee

Pinnacle Award Media Relations for efforts surrounding El Chapo display – 2016
Public Relations Society of America – Las Vegas chapter

Best Museum – 2016
Desert Companion magazine

5 Star Wedding Award 2015
Beautiful Bride

First Place for Best Gaming Experience
Las Vegas Interactive Marketing Association

Business Excellence Award
Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

Best Local Operator – 2014
Viator Travel Awards

Top Workplace – 2021, 2014
Las Vegas Review-Journal

One of Top Three Finalists in 2013 Best Wider World Project annual tourism awards
British Guild of Travel Writers

Best Place to Take Tourists
Las Vegas Weekly, 2012 Weekly Awards

Best New Museum
Seven Weekly, 2012 “Best of City” Awards

Certificate of Excellence
Trip Advisor, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Historic Preservation Award – 2012
City of Las Vegas, Historic Preservation Committee

2023 Gold Addy Award for Undercover of the Night Gala "Catalogue"
American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas chapter

2023 Gold Addy Award for Undercover of the Night Gala "Integrated Branded Content Campaign"
American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas chapter

2016 Gold Addy Award for “Prohibition: An Interactive History” Microsite
American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas chapter

2012 Gold Addy Award for “Fence Wrap”
American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas chapter

2012 Gold Addy for Non-Traditional Advertising “The Goods”
American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas chapter

2012 Silver Addy for “The Mob Museum Identity Package”
American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas chapter

LEED Silver Status Award
U.S. Green Building Council


"Top 10% of attractions worldwide" – Trip Advisor 2023
"Best Attraction in Las Vegas 2022" – USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice
"Ranked Top 5 Best History Museum in the Country" USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice 2021
"Best Attraction in Las Vegas 2020" – USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice
"Best Museum in Nevada 2019" – USA Today
"The Very Best of Las Vegas 2019 for Every Budget" – Forbes
"Expansive and Enlightening" The Wall Street Journal
“A Must-See Virtual Museum Tour” – The List
“The Underground Named the Best Drink Spot” – Eater Las Vegas
“The 9 Best Offbeat Museums in Las Vegas” – New York Magazine
"5 Museums for True Crime Enthusiasts to Visit" – Oxygen
"Best Hidden Gem Destinations in Las Vegas" – The Weather Channel
"Top 7 Travel Brag Landmarks" –
“One of the 20 Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History”– Las Vegas Weekly
“Top 10 Most Interesting Museums in Las Vegas” –
"The Best Museum in Every State" - The Daily Meal (L.A. Times)
"12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits This Spring" – USA Today
"5 Great Museums for Meetings" – Successful Meetings
"15 Reasons to Get Excited about Spring in Las Vegas" – Vegas magazine
"The Best 19 Museums for Groups in 2016: The Mob Museum is No. 6" – Leisure Group Travel
"The Best of Las Vegas" – Priceless Cities Mastercard
"50-State Series: Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For: 2016 Edition!" – FlipKey by Trip Advisor “Las Vegas Bucket List” – About Travel
"10 Amazing Things to See & Do in Las Vegas" – The
"6 Classy Vegas Wedding Venues" – Vegas Magazine
"Vegas' Best Museums" – Tripps Travel Network
"Best of Las Vegas 2015" –
"Top Winter Activities in Las Vegas" – Sapphire Resorts Group
"60 things every Las Vegan should do" – KNPR
"7 Cool Las Vegas Attractions You Weren't Thinking About" – Olayinka Oleyami Travel
"Where to host the Most Memorable Holiday Party in Vegas" – VEGAS magazine
"5 Venues for Exploring Sin City’s Softer Side" – Prevue Destination Experiences
“Insider Guide: Best of Las Vegas” – CNN
“Best Places to Travel in 2015” – Travel & Leisure
“10 wild and crazy ways to get married in Vegas” –
“Las Vegas' Top 5 Off-the-Strip Attractions” – 7x7 San Francisco
“9 ways to experience ‘classic’ Las Vegas” – Las Vegas Review Journal
“50 State Road Trip: Can't Miss Stops” – Desert Sun
“6 Ways to Spend a Weekend” – Las Vegas Review Journal
“Get Cultured: 10 Las Vegas Museums Sure to Entertain and Educate” – USA Today 10Best
“Best Las Vegas Attraction. Period.” – Examiner
“9 Things Every First-Time Visitor to Las Vegas Should Know” – Business Insider Indonesia
“Nine Incredibly Niche Museums to Visit this Summer” –
“Vintage Las Vegas: Sin City’s Best Retro Sights” – MSN
“A Must for Travelers” – The New York Times
“50 States. 50 Unique Stops. Nevada’s The Mob Museum” – USA Today
“America’s Best Desert Vacations” – CBS News
“The Top 7 Things You Must Do & See in Las Vegas” – Examiner
“10 Incredible World Landmarks You Haven't Seen – Yet!” – NBC News and Today Show
“10 Things You Didn't Know About Las Vegas” – CNN
“10 Places Every American Should See”-Huffington Post
“Best Indoor Wedding Venues of 2015” – Stack Right Chairs
“Top five attractions in Vegas, away from the Casinos”-Examiner
One of 9 Reasons Everyone Should Visit Las Vegas by CNNGo
“20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel Magazine
Top 10 Location for a Wedding by Destination I Do magazine
“Top 10 Places to Visit If You Only Have 36 Hours in Las Vegas” – New York Times
Top 10 Museums in Las Vegas – USA Today
One of the Top Permanent Exhibits in Las Vegas – CBS Las Vegas
“People Love Us on Yelp” award –
“9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo
“Uncommon Travel Gem” by AAA’s Home & Away Magazine
“10 Must-See Las Vegas Attractions That Have Nothing to Do with Gambling” – Reader’s Digest
“Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel+ Leisure Magazine

Key Accomplishments

Over 400,000 guests annually, hailing from all 50 states and 35 countries, have visited The Mob Museum
Ranked in the top 20 museums in the country for two years in a row by TripAdvisor
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, an honor only 1,000 out of every 35,000 museums earn
Maintained 97% “good” or “excellent” rating of experience
Significant impact on neighboring businesses; more than $20.5 million spent annually

For More Information

Ashley Miller, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Sales, The Mob Museum 702-724-8612