Finally cementing a relationship sparked by a shared love of dead stuff, the Mob is getting together with a museum, which opens tomorrow, on the 83rd anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Taking over the former federal courthouse that once held the Kefauver Committee hearings, this 41,000sqft shrine to organized crime is headed by a former FBI special agent of 24 years, and will assault patrons with a
pool cue slew of multimedia, multi-sensory exhibits detailing the rise of the Mob, its arrival in Vegas (including its ties to the Gaming Control Board), and its battles with J. Edgar Hoover and several other do-gooders whose sexuality wasn't provocative enough to warrant a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio
In addition to hundreds of photos and personal trinkets of top wise-guys, the place exhibits the personal armaments once wielded by Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, John Gotti, and Tony Spilotro, and even houses the very the barber chair where one-time Gambino family head Al "Lord High Executioner" Anastasia was murdered, so someone must have really not appreciated the layering on his Rachel
And because what's the Mob without the cops (besides, you know, wildly successful), guests can even walk through a recreation of a 1950s police station, trying their aim in an FBI Fire Arms Training Simulator, and even "analyzing" actual wire-taps and surveillance tapes that'll reveal the gruesome nature of how the mafia used the term "cementing".