GUINNESS WORLD OF RECORDS MUSEUM

LAS VEGAS, NV

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McCarran International Airport

Women have been an active part of the growth and development of aviation in Southern Nevada. As early as 1920, when Randall Henderson became the first pilot to fly to Las Vegas, women have flown. Henderson stayed a week, charging $10 for rides. Many local residents, men and women, took advantage of the opportunity.

Las Vegas saw its first female commercial airline passenger on June 6, 1926, only two weeks after Western Air Express began carrying passengers. Maude Campbell of Salt Lake City paid $180.00 for a trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. At that time, WAE flights landed in Las Vegas to refuel. "Pop" Hanshue, an inveterate promoter and President of WAE, decided to capitalize on Campbell's flight, and met her in Las Vegas with a large number of photographers and a bouquet of flowers. Campbell's flight, though made sitting on mail bags in an open cockpit M-2 without any passenger amenities, signaled that flying was not just for men.

The first plane registered to Las Vegas owners was owned by Connie and Bernice Elkins, who used it for a flying school they opened in 1931. They moved to Redlands, California, the next year, apparently not finding enough students in Las Vegas.

During the 1920s and 1930s, famous pilots such as Amelia Earhart and Jackie Cochran visited Las Vegas and Boulder City. Commercial airlines, Including Grand Canyon Air Lines, began using Flight Attendants, or Couriers as Grand Canyon called them, on their flights. Florence Murphy and Peg Crockett became involved in the ownership and operation of area airports and airlines. In 1950, the oldest flying organization in the valley, the Desert 99s, a women's flying club, was organized.

Women continue to be an active part of local aviation, serving as pilots and executives in commercial, corporate, and general aviation, and in many roles within local airports.
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The Guinness World of Records Museum, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a popular tourist destination that showcases a wide range of world records. The museum is housed in a two-story building and features over 20 themed galleries that display various world records. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

The exhibits in the museum include interactive displays, videos, and photographs that provide visitors with an immersive experience. Visitors can see the world's tallest person, smallest dog, largest collection of Barbie dolls, and many other record-holders. The museum also has displays on human achievements such as sports, music, science, and technology.

One of the most popular exhibits in the museum is the "Challenge Zone," which allows visitors to attempt to break records such as the fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube or the longest time balancing on one foot. Visitors can also take home a certificate if they break a record.

The Guinness World of Records Museum is a unique and entertaining attraction that appeals to people of all ages. It provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the impressive feats that humans and animals have achieved and inspires them to pursue their own accomplishments.

GUINNESS WORLD OF RECORDS MUSEUM is a Uncategorized or General Museum in LAS VEGAS NV. US MID #8403200030

The museum is classed as GMU (Uncategorized or General Museums). It comes under American Alliance of Museums (AAM) region: Western (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington).

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GUINNESS WORLD OF RECORDS MUSEUM
2780 LAS VEGAS BLVD S
LAS VEGAS
NV
89109

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MID # 8403200030
Name GUINNESS WORLD OF RECORDS MUSEUM
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Classification Uncategorized or General Museums, , Western
Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
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INCOME 0
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LAT/LONG 36.137847, -115.161287
CODES FIPS State Code: 32
FIPS County Code: 003
US Census Tract: 002302
US Census Block: 1000