The Neon Museum 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, (702) 387-NEON. $18-$25, under 6 free. Most of the rusty old signs in the outdoors “Boneyard” collection here date from the 1930s on and are unrestored. Pigeons hang among the artifacts, and flitter around as you walk over the stone-lined gravel path on an informative guided tour into the deep history of these rescued landmark signs that are described informally as “Jetson California, fast food style, coffee shop modern from the ‘50s and ‘60s.” When the Stardust casino opened in 1959, it was the largest casino in the world. Now little remains of that casino save the neon sign stored here. The original lamp from the Aladdin is also here. Seven signs light up and can be seen on night tours; the others are lit from below by light cans. It is interesting to know that although this is the neon museum, the sign used to mark the museum in front is all LED due to city policy.
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