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Closure Update

Museum Closure Update

We are sorry to announce that the museum is still closed following the rooftop fire in our building on July 20th. Construction is taking far longer than we had initially estimated, and will continue ...
Musuem Closed sign. Photo by Chris McInnis.

Museum Closed Due to Fire Damage

On the night of July 20th, a fire started on the rooftop patio of our building, directly above part of our exhibition space. The fire was put out by firefighters but a great deal of smoke and water ...
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[UPDATE] BHoF Response to Coronavirus: museum closed to June 15; 2020 Weekender postponed

Please check back here often to see BHoF’s latest response and changes as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold. May 1 – “Stay at Home” order extended to at least May 15; ...
BHoF founder Jennie Lee spins tassels while wearing a medical face mask

We need your help – DONATE TODAY!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is facing our biggest challenge yet. And right now, we need your help more than ever. This pandemic poses an existential threat to BHoF. With the museum closed ...
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The 2021 Virtual BHoF Weekender is LIVE

Our Virtual Weekender is happening now and it’s glorious! 48 hours straight of showcases, live events, panel discussions, and tons more from all over the world, streaming straight to your ...
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Free Admission for Low-Income Visitors

The Burlesque Hall of Fame has joined Museums for All, a program offered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) to encourage people of ...

BHoF Welcomes New Board Member Tiffany Carter

Please welcome to the BHoF board the legendary performer, Miss Nude Universe 1975, Tiffany Carter! Tiffany Carter began her burlesque career at the infamous Pink Pussycat in Hollywood, CA in the ...

Now on view: “Coby Yee: The Hardest-Working Woman in Chinatown”

In 1960, Coby Yee – already a star performer at Charlie Low’s Forbidden City – opened the Dragon Lady nightclub on the eastern border of San Francisco’s Chinatown. In addition to being ...

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  • S S. AvatarS S.

    5 star rating This is a fantastic museum especially for anyone who feels they've "done it all" in Vegas! Our experience was really… read more – 7/27/2021 

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    5 star rating History of Burlesque Fascinating to learn the history of burlesque. Loved the tour guide Jill I think was her name. She did great…. read more – 7/22/2021 

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    5 star rating Indoor Fun in Vegas with a Twirl We had a nice time on our tour at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. The tour guide… read more – 7/22/2021 

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    5 star rating Worth the trip! So wonderful I loved the lady who conducted our tour. She was so knowledgeable and so entertaining in her delivery. My boyfriend… read more – 7/22/2021 

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    5 star rating Exceptional I loved seeing the displays as well as the historical presentation. Our guide was very knowledgeable. – 7/22/2021 

    Katherine T. AvatarKatherine T.

    5 star rating We bought tickets in advance, and I brought one of my friends who knows a few local performers, so this… read more – 7/13/2021 

  • Lucia B. AvatarLucia B.

    5 star rating What a GEM! My partner and I visited this little wonder, and it was such a treat. The exhibit featured… read more – 6/23/2021 

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    4 star rating Definitely worth a visit! This is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys burlesque or wants to learn more about this form of entertainment. Our… read more – 6/17/2021 

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    5 star rating Must-see for any Burlesque fans What a cool experience this was! We did the tour, and it was incredibly interesting, thought-provoking, and entertaining! Our guide… read more – 6/16/2021 

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    4 star rating Cant wait until it’s fully open We went last year and it was just the lobby with a timeline, pictures and a few artifacts. I cannot… read more – 12/26/2020 

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    4 star rating Cant wait until it’s fully open We went last year and it was just the lobby with a timeline, pictures and a few artifacts. I cannot… read more – 12/26/2020 

    Kitty L. AvatarKitty L.

    5 star rating I happened to go on Super Bowl Sunday so I had the place to myself! Even got my own personal… read more – 7/03/2020 

  • Kathryn C. AvatarKathryn C.

    4 star rating A history lesson
    Public restroom
    Plenty of parking
    There was an entrance fee which included a guided tour
    There's a gift…
    read more – 5/24/2020 

    Erin W. AvatarErin W.

    5 star rating We learned so much about the history of burlesque, and came away with an increased appreciation for the strength and… read more – 3/15/2020 

    Michelle Espinoza AvatarMichelle E.

    Perfect for the burlesque enthusiast. Located off the beaten path in the upcoming Arts District this quaint museum deserves your… read more – 2/24/2020 

    Shelley Espinoza AvatarShelley E.

    Perfect for the burlesque enthusiast. Located off the beaten path in the upcoming Arts District this quaint museum deserves your… read more – 2/24/2020 

    Judy D AvatarJudy D.

    5 star rating Fun, small but full of history! This museum is in the Arts district. It is small but full of great information.Lots of history! Buttercup was our… read more – 2/10/2020 

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    5 star rating Fun, small but full of history! This museum is in the Arts district. It is small but full of great information.Lots of history! Buttercup was our… read more – 2/10/2020 

  • DavidLMiller AvatarDavidLMiller

    4 star rating Quirky and fun This is a small, but worthwhile, venue to explore for a few minutes. It is fun to view the… read more – 1/30/2020 

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    4 star rating Quirky and fun This is a small, but worthwhile, venue to explore for a few minutes. It is fun to view the… read more – 1/30/2020 

    Candice B. AvatarCandice B.

    5 star rating This is the cutest place if your into everything burlesque. I got a full detailed tour and learned so much… read more – 1/25/2020 

    Elvis Thompson AvatarElvis T.

    Such a great and knowledgeable staff. It’s been a bucket list spot and I was not disappointed. Great history, fantastic… read more – 1/24/2020 

    Kyle Weaver AvatarKyle W.

    Delightful! Come see it because you know you’re curious. Yet I promise you’ll be blown away because the tour guide,… read more – 1/21/2020 

    Britt Antony AvatarBritt A.

    Excellent collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the history of burlesque. The tour guide was informative, funny, and very friendly…. read more – 1/18/2020 

  • Shirin P. AvatarShirin P.

    5 star rating The girls doing the tours are knowledgeable about the subject as if they got a bachelor's degree in burlesque history…. read more – 1/04/2020 

    Darragh Marmorstein AvatarDarragh M.

    Really enjoyed my visit there!
    Check it out! Fun exhibit! – 12/28/2019 

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    5 star rating Fascinating Place, Excellent Tours I was amazed by how interesting this small museum is. A guided tour is included with the admission price, and… read more – 12/19/2019 

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    5 star rating Fascinating Place, Excellent Tours I was amazed by how interesting this small museum is. A guided tour is included with the admission price, and… read more – 12/19/2019 

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    5 star rating Loved it! Excellent museum! The tour guide was fantastic; friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of burlesque! We enjoyed our visit… read more – 12/15/2019 

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    5 star rating Loved it! Excellent museum! The tour guide was fantastic; friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of burlesque! We enjoyed our visit… read more – 12/15/2019 

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    5 star rating Knowledgeable Staff Definitely a must do in Las Vegas. The staff is extremely knowledgeable in conveying this history to us, the audience…. read more – 12/04/2019 

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    5 star rating Knowledgeable Staff Definitely a must do in Las Vegas. The staff is extremely knowledgeable in conveying this history to us, the audience…. read more – 12/04/2019 

    W. White AvatarW. W.

    The museum is small, but worth the visit and showing appreciation of this artform. It was very informative and… read more – 12/01/2019 

    Alicia Amerson AvatarAlicia A.

    Really enjoyed learning about the history of Burlesque, lots I didnt know and very happy with the presentation from their guide! – 11/30/2019 

    Matt Crawford AvatarMatt C.

    Small & mighty, this place is the go to destination for fans of burlesque. The wonderful staff guided us through… read more – 11/26/2019 

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    5 star rating Ecdysiastical Experience!!!! This is a great museum! The main exhibit had both the story and information to give you a quick timeline… read more – 11/18/2019 

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    5 star rating Ecdysiastical Experience!!!! This is a great museum! The main exhibit had both the story and information to give you a quick timeline… read more – 11/18/2019 

    Denel Gobbi AvatarDenel G.

    It was an amazing tour from Emmy. Lots of history, she was very knowledgeable and animated. She really makes you… read more – 11/09/2019 

    Steve W AvatarSteve W.

    5 star rating A day out burlesque Hall of Fame well lots to see and look at famous people
    we had a great time and Lenard…
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    Amanda Denham AvatarAmanda D.

    Went on a tour recently – Emmy and Darby were amazing. They were incredibly knowledgable and engaging. I learned so… read more – 10/31/2019 

    Amy Kelly AvatarAmy K.

    There was a lot of interesting history, amd the pictures were fun to see how burlesque has evolved through time…. read more – 10/26/2019 

    Natasha Crayton AvatarNatasha C.

    Amazing place! You must stop by when you are in Las Vegas! We had a blast and would recommend highly! – 10/24/2019 

  • Kris S AvatarKris S.

    4 star rating FINE WORK Burlesque is a great world theatrical art form, still going strong in cities such as Melbourne, Montreal, Paris, NYC–and of… read more – 10/24/2019 

    Ben C. AvatarBen C.

    5 star rating Spent a couple of days in Las Vegas poking around the Arts District and looking for non-casino related activities. We… read more – 10/23/2019 

    Ben C AvatarBen C.

    5 star rating Fun and factual too! Spent a couple of days in Las Vegas poking around the Arts District and looking for non-casino related activities. We… read more – 10/23/2019 

    Dwayne A AvatarDwayne A.

    5 star rating How Cool We walked passed, and couldn’t resist so we went in to check this place out. Wow we were shocked… read more – 10/21/2019 

    Ralph Shoop AvatarRalph S.

    Nice hole in the wall museum with a dress up area. Fun and knowledgeable staff. – 10/20/2019 

    Nika Sparks AvatarNika S.

    Visited today and it was an amazing experience! Our tour guide was funny, full of knowledge and I learned so… read more – 10/15/2019 

  • 388katrinap Avatar388katrinap

    5 star rating Great collection Beautiful place in the Arts district with a great history of burlesque. We got a nice history of burlesque before… read more – 10/08/2019 

    Trevor H. AvatarTrevor H.

    5 star rating Great place! The hosts are very knowledgeable and super interactive! Loved my experience there! – 10/03/2019 

    Michelle Sandoval AvatarMichelle S.

    Love this place! Would go again, it’s about a medium size room with alot of history and even has area… read more – 9/24/2019 

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    5 star rating My Stay The place was clean , and the people were friend . The people were happy, and I was happy…. read more – 9/24/2019 

    Kate Z. AvatarKate Z.

    5 star rating Came here on free museum day.
    Love the free tour. Very informative. Good place to spend an hour and learn…
    read more – 9/23/2019 

    MariahWebb AvatarMariahWebb

    5 star rating A really fascinating and touching look into Burlesque history. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. The collection itself is thoughtfully curated and celebrates… read more – 9/22/2019 

  • Demona941 AvatarDemona941

    5 star rating You Need To See This! Before I talk about my experience at this place, I want to point out this a "blink-and-you’ll-miss-it" kind of place…. read more – 9/19/2019 

    Melissa F. AvatarMelissa F.

    5 star rating Before I talk about my experience at this place, I want to point out this a "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" kind of place…. read more – 9/19/2019 

    Greg Elsner AvatarGreg E.

    A great history of the artform of Burlesque. Buttercup is as knowledgeable as she is beautiful! Highly recommend a visit here. – 9/13/2019 

    Tegory612 AvatarTegory612

    5 star rating Well worth a visit Had the pleasure of touring this museum. If you’ve ever been interested in the history of Burlesque, this is the… read more – 9/12/2019 

    JJ P AvatarJJ P.

    5 star rating High Quality Small Museum With Expert Staff I love museums, and was really interested in learning about this aspect of Las Vegas history and culture. Our guide,… read more – 9/10/2019 

    Joshua Foster AvatarJoshua F.

    I was thoroughly impressed by The Burlesque Hall of Fame. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as some of the… read more – 9/07/2019 

Getting Here

From the Strip: Drive north on Las Vegas Blvd to Main Street. By bus, take the Deuce or SDX north to the Arts District/Casino Center stop, then walk 3 blocks west to Main, turn left to BHoF.

From Fremont: Drive south on Main to Commerce, left on Charleston, left on Main; or south on Las Vegas Blvd, right on Charleston, right on Main. By bus, take the Deuce or SDX south to the Arts District/Casino Center stop, then walk 3 blocks west to Main, turn left to BHoF; or take the free Downtown Loop bus to the Arts District stop, walk 1 block west on Boulder, turn right and walk 1/2 block on 1st to 1st and Main on your left, pass through courtyard to space #110 on Main Street side.

Free Parking! Free two-hour parking on Main Street or park in the Art Square parking lot 1 block east.

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