Sober Activities Series: Explore the Mob Museum In Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be known as a party town but there is plenty to see and do while staying sober. If you need assistance with finding sober activities or require substance abuse treatment, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our programs.

There are plenty of people who seek out something that is fascinating and Las Vegas has plenty of things to do that are extraordinary. One of those things is a visit to the Mob Museum. Located in downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum is a one-of-a-kind, must-visit national museum on the history of organized crime and law enforcement in the United States. In addition to educational exhibits, the museum offers interactive experiences including a forensic crime lab experience, a distillery tour, and a firearm training simulation.

Whether you’re a true crime enthusiast, a fan of the Godfather, or just interested in learning more about the history of American mobsters and the FBI, the Mob Museum is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or early evening. This trip promises to be interesting enough for you to truly enjoy your recovery process.

The Importance Of Sober Activities During or After Rehab

Once you’ve gone through detox and a residential care program, it’s important to create a lifestyle that includes regular sober activities. These sober activities are meant to fill the time that used to be spent in active addiction.

Sober activities contribute to long-term recovery and wellness because they generate feelings of joy and newness. Some sober activities can even help people cultivate new skills and provide an opportunity to rebuild relationships by participating in interesting sober activities with friends and family. 

The best sober activities for people with a history of addiction include ones that involve physical exercise, skill-building, or exciting activities. While it’s important to establish healthy routines that include a consistent sleep schedule and healthy diet while getting used to life outside of a treatment center, setting aside time for enjoyable sober activities can open up your life in new and positive ways. It can be challenging to come up with ideas for sober activities on your own at first, so try brainstorming with sober friends or reach out to your rehab program for suggestions. 

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Mob Museum Details

A 2022 Traveler’s Choice Award Winner, the Mob Museum has thousands of glowing 5 star reviews to recommend it. Located in a neoclassical building that used to be a Federal Courthouse and post office, the Mob Museum has three floors of exhibits, films, and interactive experiences related to the history of the Mafia with a special emphasis on the Prohibition era and organized crime during that time.

Many visitors noted that there is quite a bit of reading to do in the exhibits, but there is an audio tour available for purchase for those who prefer to listen. Visitors also recommend setting aside 3-4 hours for your trip so you can enjoy everything the museum has to offer. Here are some recent reviews to inspire your plans for a trip to the Mob Museum: 

“We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and spent 3 1/2 hours getting “mobbed up!” Fascinating history of the gangs in the US and in Las Vegas.” 

“The mob museum is well worth the visit! The crime lab is interesting but our favorite interactive experience was the Firearm Training Simulator! Excellent information and if you own a gun, you will benefit from this experience.”

“This is an absolutely must see when in Las Vegas…the actual brick wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is on display. There are numerous genuine artifacts from gangsters, lawmen, and actors who portrayed both sides. There are many short videos to give you a better understanding of the mafia.”

If you are in North Las Vegas or Sunrise Manor, Nevada, The Nestled Recovery Center is right next door. The Nestled Recovery Center provides drug and alcohol detox as well as residential rehab and partial hospitalization levels of care. Driving directions to The Nestled Recovery Center from Las Vegas can be found here or on the map below.

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There are plenty of fun things to do as part of a sober lifestyle and we can help you find these activities and more while guiding you through the recovery process. If you need assistance with finding sober activities or are in need of substance abuse treatment, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our programs.

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