Monday, October 19, 2015

Sights to See: The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada


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.  

sign for The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada


path at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Stardust casino sign at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada

Lady Luck casino sign at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mullett Man at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada


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8 comments:

  1. A neon graveyard is what that looks like! It's too bad they're displayed that way. They were meant to be seen from far away, all lit up!

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  2. All of the times we've visited Las Vegas and we've never made it to the Neon Bone Yard. I don't know why because it is right up my ally of things to see. Perhaps, next time we'll remember to do so!

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  3. The Neon Boneyard sounds really interesting and something I'd definitely do in las Vegas as it looks nice and quiet! :) . Those neon signs are worth quite a bit of money (and are priceless from a nostalgia perspective) so it's great that they are being preserved. I'd especially love to see that original lamp from the Aladdin!

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  4. Without a doubt one of the coolest places in Las Vegas, and you can't lose your shirt too!

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    1. It would be especially "cool" if you could lose your shirt there! Otherwise, it can be warm out there in the sunshine. :)

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  5. it was fun going to this at night time, but the day time looks great also!

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  6. OH I have been to Vegas so many times but I have not heard nor been to this one! Thanks for giving me a great idea!!!!

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