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The Neon Museum, a History of Signage… in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for buffets, casinos, show girls, flashy lights, and all things in excess. We decided to get our fill of excess in flashy lights and glaring advertisements by visiting the historic Neon Museum.

Visitors can access the Neon Boneyard through an hour long docent-guided tour. Reservations fill up quickly –we dropped by Saturday late afternoon and their tours were already full for the day so we scheduled a tour for Monday morning instead.

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
The museum visitor center, which opened in 2012, is housed in the former La Concha Motel lobby shell. The museum itself was founded in 1996.

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
The tour guide takes visitors through 2-acres filled with over 200 neon signs, several of which are restored.

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
Many of these signs have played a historical significance in the creation of the infamous Las Vegas strip.

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
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Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum

Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum

Neon Museum Overview

  • Address: 770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Fees: $19/person, $15 (seniors 65+, students, active military, veterans & Nevada residents)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Heavy
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Things to note:
    1. This is a walking tour. It is not a long distance but be prepared to be on your feet for an hour.
  • Pets allowed: No
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