LAS VEGAS (December 2014) – For the first time, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will make audio tours available to its visitors. Recorded in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese, the tours will enable the Museum to speak to a wider audience, including the growing number of international visitors that travel to Las Vegas each year.
“We have always planned to add audio tours and a grant from the City of Las Vegas’ Centennial Commission made doing so possible,” explained Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum. “Being able to reach a growing number of non-English-speaking international visitors makes sense, especially given the fact all signs point to an increasing number of foreign travelers coming to Las Vegas each year.”
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority projects growing overall international visitation to the destination to amount to 30 percent of total visitors in the coming years. Currently, it operates 14 international offices, including those in the fast-emerging markets of China and Brazil. In 2013, international visitors comprised 20 percent of the destination’s nearly 40 million visitors. Since opening in 2012, the Museum has welcomed visitors from 35 countries around the world.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.