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Family Fun in Las Vegas: Mob Attraction Las Vegas

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Welcome to part eight of my family friendly travel series to Las Vegas!
If you missed parts one, two, three, four, five, six and seven… be sure to check them out!

If I had to pick one of the highlights of our vacation it would be the Mob Attraction. It was the perfect place for all of us with aspects that were interesting for all ages…

Before we got there I was expecting more of a museum like experience… which there were aspects that were like that… but the whole experience {yes, this is an experience} is so much more.

This was the first moment that I knew this was going to be be cool. There is the perfect mood lighting throughout. Each stop as you work through the history of the Mob in our society has a different feel to it and literally comes alive as you experience it.

I love that you can stop and read more to really understand what you are learning about. There were lots of times we stopped to hear more and read more. Because there are multiple types of media in almost all of the exhibit there was something to entertain The Toddler when we were busy reading.

The first scene was her favorite and the one I connected with the most. My Great Grandma came to America through Ellis Island. They recreated the feeling of stepping off the boat and into a world where the sky was the limit on having a great life…. and this is the spot where we were first introduced to the Mafia and their start here in the states. It feels like you are back in the old days.

Love this ship…

This is where I wish there was a bit more lighting {only so I could show you all the amazing way they recreated New York}.

Pete leading the way. We made him go first…

Eventually we had a run in with the Mob. It went better than we expected. We came out alive. Can’t say much more.

Blurred to protect the innocent scary.

Unfortunately, we also had a little “issue” with the law. Mr Police Officer was of an Irish origin and I was holding back my Irish roots in case we needed some help getting out of this “issue”. We were questioned and The Toddler’s inability to lie almost landed us in jail… thankfully she didn’t elaborate too much and we got out of there quick!

Although our story had a happy ending…. not everyone’s did. I highly recommend against cheating the Mob {or anyone for that matter}. Just saying!

I always thought it was strange that The Mob was not included much in US history. There are a lot of lessons that can be learned from the creation {and perceived need} of the Mob. My oldest knew quite a bit before we went there and but it was an eye opener for my 10 year old. The 2 year old just thought it was really fun. Having history com to life in front of your eyes is an amazing experience. It was beyond entertaining for all of us… but we took away a lot more than a fun time. I also liked that it incorporated other historical aspects that became intertwined in where we are all now. This is a must see stop in Vegas. Plan for a good couple hours to really take it all in. If you have a baby or toddler like we do it can be done quicker, but there is so much to see that you will want the extra time. There is only one scene in the exhibit that is questionable for younger kids. The staff asked us multiple times if we wanted to skip it so that is an option. Since I knew I’d want to write about The Mob Attraction we chose to not skip it.

I was supplied tickets to facilitate this review, regardless the opinions expressed above are my own.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.

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  • We saw this when we were in Vegas last time, and we really had fun with it….I really thought it was quality. I like the Trop also!! I want to stay there next time.

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