Just Another Field Trip To A Museum!
Classic mainstream museums focus on cultural history, the arts and natural history. Mainstream museums tend to attract people that expect to gain worldly knowledge in a tasteful environment. Mainstream museums are educational and they are designed to appeal to people of all ages. Some people can spend everyday in a big museum and never get bored, while others get tired of seeing the same old exhibits, so they go outside to feed the pigeons.
Fortunately there are many privately funded small museums in the west and some are quite interesting. The lesser known small museums in the west tend to focus upon specialized topic matter and oddities. The lesser known small museums attract people that have specialized interests and tourists that simply want to have a fun good time.
Small museums in the west tend to focus on a specialized theme. For example, the Superstition Mountain Museum focuses on the follies of gold fever associated with this legendary place. The Code Talkers Museum in the Navaho Nation appeals to those who want to learn an important part of military history. Ghost town museums provide insightful information that the history books overlook. Railroad museums throughout the west even have old steam engines that run daily. Dinosaurs have been popular topic matter in recent years and there are several small dinosaur museums off the beaten path in Utah. The Idaho Potato Museum needs no explanation and it is one of the biggest draws in that state.
There is a fine line between a small museum and a tourist trap. Anybody that has traveled on old U.S. Highway 66 or driven through Roswell, New Mexico, knows exactly what is meant by this statement. There are billboard signs for extraterrestrial exhibits, the serpent lady mummy and just about any kind of strange thing that can be imagined along the roads less traveled. Some are legit and some are a disappointment, yet visiting these places becomes part of the travel venture, just for the sake of saying that you have been there. Watching a television travel show that features a freaky little museum out in the middle of nowhere that you once visited creates an opportunity for bragging rights back home!
The Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas actually is a legitimate museum and it has become a famous tourist destination. People from all around the world give this little museum a visit and the experience certainly leads to an opportunity to exude bragging rights with friends back in the home town.
Erotic heritage is a topic that mainstream museums tend to not cover, even though human sexuality has always played an important part in history. This is not a museum that one will find in a bible belt city, but this kind of specialized museum is exactly what one would expect to see in good old Sin City, Las Vegas. The Erotic Heritage Museum could not have picked a better city for a location.
The Erotic Heritage Museum is not a smut parlor that is frequented by dirty old men wearing yellow raincoats! This museum exhibits erotic heritage topic matter with class! It is an adult oriented museum that is well respected. Artwork, paintings, memorabilia, graphics, antique signs and posters from the past, present and future of erotica are on display. Basically every erotic aspect of humanity is represented at this museum.
The Erotic Heritage Museum has a loyal following, because the organizers are active in the local community. The museum organization is active with abuse counseling and victim advocate counseling for the gay, lesbian and straight communities. The museum offers professional counselor training in these fields for interested volunteers. Film festivals, speaking events and instructional events are also organized by the Erotic Heritage Museum directors.
The Erotic Heritage Museum initially was a business failure when it opened about a decade ago, but after reorganizing this unique museum looks like it here to stay. The Erotic Heritage Museum is located at 3275 Industrial Road at the intersection of Fashion Show Drive. This museum is located just behind the Fashion Show Mall and it is next to the Deja Vu Gentleman's Club building. Currently, visits to this museum are by reservation only. The information for booking a visit can be found at the Erotic Heritage Museum website.
The Erotic Heritage Museum is definitely a great place to visit while in Las Vegas. It is one of the only places in the world, where erotic heritage is treated like fine art!