Las Vegas Mob Museum Welcomes 100,000th Visitor
The Las Vegas Mob Museum recently received its 100,000th visitor and it hoping to reach 200,000 by the end of the year.
The Executive Director, Jonathan Ullman, said that he is confident that the museum will have no problem covering its expenses for its first year.
Ullman believes that the museum is the “first to the party” in Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s vision of a downtown resurgence.
The museum operates as a 501c3 non-profit organisation and it is on track to cover its $3.5 million operating budget for the first year. However, Ullman would not yet provide specific figures; he said that they would be given at the end of the year to the museum’s board of directors.
The museum’s revenue comes from ticket sales, memberships, an onsite gift shop, parking, food and drink sales and facility rentals for private events and special events which feature guest speakers.
The museum opened in February of this year and is located in the historic federal courthouse and post office at Fourth Street and Stewart Avenue.
One of the main reasons for this location is that it served as a venue for one of the nationally televised Kefauver hearings on organised crime in 1950.