One of the good sides of the TV show Pawn Stars is that they have helped with making look better than their reputation of sex, booze, sex and more booze and gambling with booze and sex. I mean, what else is Las Vegas known for? My mother, who lives in Waukesha County, WI. refuses to come to Las Vegas just because of it's reputation.
Never mind, that with the exception of Las Vegas Blvd., Boulder High Hwy and couple other areas, Las Vegas consists of mainly residential areas and strip malls and strip malls meaning fast food restaurants- not Strip Clubs like Hustler, Library and the Spearmint Rhino.
One of the highlights of Clark County is the Clark County Museum, which is located on the far eastern part of the Las Vegas Valley. I haven't been there this year, but we will make a visit soon. Today, it's curator is being honored for improving the attendance by almost 80% in the last year and the increase is almost all because of Pawn Stars.
From the LVRJ: Clark County commissioners recognized Clark County Museum
administrator Mark Hall-Patton and "Pawn Stars" star Richard Harrison on
Tuesday for their efforts in boosting Las Vegas tourism and museum
More people are going to the museum in Henderson after seeing
Hall-Patton on the No. 1 cable television show. The modest museum has
seen its attendance grow by 73 percent, from 20,675 visitors last year
to 35,827 this year. And if you exclude school field trips, visitation
is up more than 84 percent.
The Harrison family, which runs the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in
downtown Las Vegas, calls on his expertise to verify the authenticity of
pieces that come through the shop.
"They've been great ambassadors for our community," said Commissioner
Mary Beth Scow, whose district includes the museum. "We appreciate all
Leftfield Pictures, which produces "Pawn Stars" for The History
Channel, makes a donation to the museum whenever Hall-Patton appears on
the show. The cast recently signed on for another 80 episodes. The show
now airs in 151 countries and in 30 languages, which translates into
millions of dollars in free international advertising for the county and
its museum. http://www.lvrj.com/news/county-commission-honors-museum-director-pawn-stars-star-162740816.html
While most of the Pawn Stars have disappeared from the floors of the Gold and Silver Shop, Mark comes to work everyday and is accessible to visitors and will take pictures and gives autographs to visitors.
If you are interested in going to the museum, here is the web site: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks/Pages/clark-county-museum.aspx
It is almost free to get into the museum- $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and children, so if you are visiting or a local, go out and visit and you should have a good time.