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 Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Vegas family tiesStaff ReportVegas has ties to the mob. Anyone who has seen the movie "Casino" knows that. What you may not know is that those ties date back to a time before the '70s and '80s when Tony "The Ant" Spilotro (called Nicky Santoro in the movie and played by Joe Pesci) and Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal (called Sam 'Ace' Rothstein in the movie and played by Robert De Niro) were mob figures in Vegas.You can learn all about the city's sordid past and the history of the mob at the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana. The 27,000-square-foot attraction recreates a fictional mob world for visitors with character actors, hologram celebrity guides, unique artifacts and more.While you'll see rare items from real mob members, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is more interactive experience than museum. This attraction simulates what life in the mob might have been like for guests who don't mind playing along.The attraction is set up as a tour where people move from room to room as part of their journey through life in the mob. The tour starts at immigration where everyone is handed immigration papers, re-creating what many members of the mob experienced when they first came to the United States. The papers also play a part in the interactive experience visitors get at this attraction. After getting your picture taken at immigration and watching a movie about prohibition, you're on your way to joining the family.Next you'll be greeted by a hologram celebrity gangster who shares mob facts with you and leads you through the tour. Live actors come into play and present you with a dilemma. There are two options. One of them is morally sound, and the other one is your gateway to a life in the mob. It's fun to play along, and the character actors add to the experience.Along with the interactive experience, guests also get to learn about the mob's history and some of the pivotal players who are ingrained in the city's past. One of these mobsters was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who opened the Flamingo. In the physical timeline portion of the attraction you'll get to see Siegel's 1933 Packard 12 limousine and watch hologram versions of Siegel and fellow mobster (the "brain" behind the mob) Meyer Lansky discussing their vision in Vegas.The artifacts section includes a replica of Siegel's living room including home videos. Here Siegel is depicted as a loving father splashing around the pool with his kids. Handwritten letters that Siegel wrote to his daughter Millicent's mother are located nearby.Also on display is a collection of Lansky's colorful bow ties, golf clubs and Medal of Freedom that he received from President Harry Truman.In addition to the showcase pieces, the attraction has digital displays where guests can access more in-depth information about a particular item. For instance Lansky's journal on display is also accessible for guests to read as a digital display.Another interesting collection on display features Tony Spilotro's stolen pieces. Here you can see a police badge he ripped of an officer and medals that he stole from a veteran's house. There's also an explanation of how Spilotro used those types of items as gifts for his son. Along with their history in Vegas, the attraction also gives guests an insight to what these people were like aside from their life in the mob.The attraction features a bar where you can order your favorite drink. Right next door, relax in a theater room and watch a documentary of the making of "The Godfather." This room also includes other Hollywood memorabilia on display, including the "Casino" movie script signed by Nicholas Spileggi.At the end of the tour, you have to walk through the looming "Hall of Shame," face your mob boss and find out your fate. Will you become part of the family? Will you be murdered for snitching? Or will you be recruited into the Witness Protection Program?After your tour, your immigration photos will be available for view and purchase. Both informative and fun, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is a great way to get in some family time while in Sin City. 
 
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Customer service 
5 / 5
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
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Travel Purpose:Special Event
Yes, I recommend this product.
GREAT attraction and full of history of the mob!!
PostedJuly 28, 2013
This one surprised me. I thought it might be just a cheap vegas attraction. But it was GREAT!!! It is interactive so be prepared for that at the start. Thats all im going to say. Might not be great for young children. But if you have any interest in the mob, this is great!! Very friendly staff and dont forget to check out the fish tank that is under the esclator that the crew form the show "TANKED" installed. Its great!!
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Detective workBy Jeannie BorbeCalling all crime scene investigator wannabes!If you ever had the itch to become a crime scene investigator but never got a chance to test out your skills, this is your perfect opportunity.At CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand, you'll go through a series of steps that will get you thinking like a real investigator. See how science and critical thinking combine as you piece together the clues in one of three crime scene mysteries.Before you start, you'll be given an investigation sheet to record your observations. The experience begins with a video introduction by the show's creator, Anthony E. Zuiker as well cast members from the hit TV show.Don't let the thought of science intimidate you. The attraction takes you through a series of steps to make it a fun and educational experience. You'll tap into everything from DNA and fingerprint analysis to forensic anthropology.Choose from one of three crime scenes, which appear like life-size dioramas. "A House Collided," displays a car through a living room window; "Who Got Served?" shows a young woman found dead behind a motel and "No Bones about It!" shows a human skull (along with other bones) buried in the desert. Each crime scene showcases bizarre clues that you'll want to jot down.After exiting the crime scene you selected, you'll come across a panel of photos to take notes on anything you may have missed. You'll then visit two interactive lab areas, each featuring multiple stations with touch screens and other multimedia equipment that allow you to test your findings.In addition, you'll even have the option to record yourself explaining your observations. This footage may be used for future participants to see.At the end of CSI: The Experience, you'll answer a series of multiple choice questions based on your scientific findings. After you complete these questions on a touch screen, you'll see a re-enactment of what really happened.Upon completion, you can purchase a personalized CSI diploma. Or, bring home a certificate which includes a photo of yourself taken at the attraction. For this photo, you'll get to wear a CSI vest and pose in front of a green screen. The gift shop carries a variety of memorabilia, including T-shirts, mouse pads, hats and laptop bags.If you're a true fan of "CSI" and see crime scene investigating as your true calling, this is one attraction not to be missed.
 
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Is totally worth the time if your near the MGM Grand and great for two adults. But go early, it gets busier as the day goes on.
PostedJuly 28, 2013
I kinda wondered about some of the reviews but glad I went ahead and got two tickets. Two scenes dont take take 2 hours each. Me and my wife got the two scenes for the price of one and didnt even know it. We went thru both in under 2 hours easily. It is very cool if your a fan of the show. If not, you may not understand it and think its kinda bad. Overall, GREAT experience and not near as cold as some other reviews said it was in there. And the gift shop isnt priced near as bad as I thought it would be. We walked out spending over $100 for 6 items.
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 Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Vegas family tiesStaff ReportVegas has ties to the mob. Anyone who has seen the movie "Casino" knows that. What you may not know is that those ties date back to a time before the '70s and '80s when Tony "The Ant" Spilotro (called Nicky Santoro in the movie and played by Joe Pesci) and Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal (called Sam 'Ace' Rothstein in the movie and played by Robert De Niro) were mob figures in Vegas.You can learn all about the city's sordid past and the history of the mob at the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana. The 27,000-square-foot attraction recreates a fictional mob world for visitors with character actors, hologram celebrity guides, unique artifacts and more.While you'll see rare items from real mob members, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is more interactive experience than museum. This attraction simulates what life in the mob might have been like for guests who don't mind playing along.The attraction is set up as a tour where people move from room to room as part of their journey through life in the mob. The tour starts at immigration where everyone is handed immigration papers, re-creating what many members of the mob experienced when they first came to the United States. The papers also play a part in the interactive experience visitors get at this attraction. After getting your picture taken at immigration and watching a movie about prohibition, you're on your way to joining the family.Next you'll be greeted by a hologram celebrity gangster who shares mob facts with you and leads you through the tour. Live actors come into play and present you with a dilemma. There are two options. One of them is morally sound, and the other one is your gateway to a life in the mob. It's fun to play along, and the character actors add to the experience.Along with the interactive experience, guests also get to learn about the mob's history and some of the pivotal players who are ingrained in the city's past. One of these mobsters was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who opened the Flamingo. In the physical timeline portion of the attraction you'll get to see Siegel's 1933 Packard 12 limousine and watch hologram versions of Siegel and fellow mobster (the "brain" behind the mob) Meyer Lansky discussing their vision in Vegas.The artifacts section includes a replica of Siegel's living room including home videos. Here Siegel is depicted as a loving father splashing around the pool with his kids. Handwritten letters that Siegel wrote to his daughter Millicent's mother are located nearby.Also on display is a collection of Lansky's colorful bow ties, golf clubs and Medal of Freedom that he received from President Harry Truman.In addition to the showcase pieces, the attraction has digital displays where guests can access more in-depth information about a particular item. For instance Lansky's journal on display is also accessible for guests to read as a digital display.Another interesting collection on display features Tony Spilotro's stolen pieces. Here you can see a police badge he ripped of an officer and medals that he stole from a veteran's house. There's also an explanation of how Spilotro used those types of items as gifts for his son. Along with their history in Vegas, the attraction also gives guests an insight to what these people were like aside from their life in the mob.The attraction features a bar where you can order your favorite drink. Right next door, relax in a theater room and watch a documentary of the making of "The Godfather." This room also includes other Hollywood memorabilia on display, including the "Casino" movie script signed by Nicholas Spileggi.At the end of the tour, you have to walk through the looming "Hall of Shame," face your mob boss and find out your fate. Will you become part of the family? Will you be murdered for snitching? Or will you be recruited into the Witness Protection Program?After your tour, your immigration photos will be available for view and purchase. Both informative and fun, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is a great way to get in some family time while in Sin City. 
 

How long does it take to go through this?

The interactive part I would say 10 mins. The muesum part just depends on how long you want to spend reading the information and looking at photos. I think we spent a hour and a half total.
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