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“Fantastic new attraction”
Review of The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum
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Ranked #20 of 454 things to do in Las Vegas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is available for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs. Due to the nature of our collection, the Neon Museum Boneyard is only available to the public through an hour long guided tour. Tours are available seven days a week and tour times vary based on the season. Dedicated individuals from the private sector, as well as corporate and government entities, worked collaboratively to promote the preservation of these national treasures as significant pieces of artistic and historical importance. Each sign in the Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history. In addition, the Neon Museum collection chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930s to the present day. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects.
Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic new attraction”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

I absolutely loved the neon boneyard. I would now consider this a must see if you have any interest in old vegas. The visitors center is the lobby of the La Concha motel. It used to be on the strip. Thet cut the building in half...and more....to move it to its current location.
The tour guides are knowledgable and obviously love their job.
It takes about an hour to take the tour and its packed with information. Some signs are restored others are not. The signs range anywhere from early neon signs to the gigantic pirate skull from the Treasure Island.
I do not know if there is bus service to the museum, but its easily driveable (its on las vegas blvd north). It would also be a short cab ride from downtown. There is a small gift shop.
However you get there, it will be well worth the time and effort to visit The Neon Boneyard.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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“The tour was excellent and was a nice way to take a break from the casinos”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

My group of 4 people thought that the tour was excellent and out tour guide was very good. The tour lasted about 70 mins and we learned a lot about the history of Las Vegas as the stories behind the signs were given the tour guide.

A few items:
1: Reserve tickets on-line first, they do not accommodate walk-up customers yet.
2: The Museum is a walk around a “bone yard” of old Neon signs from casino’s and local business.
3: The majority of the fully restored signs (15) are on Las Vegas Boulevard (in the median strip) between Sahara and Washington Street’s

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

A fantastic slice of old Vegas history, The Neon Boneyard sits on the far end of the strip well past Freemont Street. It's a taxi ride away but well worth it. You get a fun and educational tour that takes you through the different parts of Vegas and sheds a little light (haha) on the historical importance of various signs. Do book your tour as access is by appointment only.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun time away from the casinos”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

What a gem! Make sure to make a reservation online, especially on the weekend or holidays. We saw people get turned away. Lots of great, iconic signs from old Vegas. Tour guide volunteers make it fun & interactive. Take lots of pictures.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Photographers Dream”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Neon Museum provides visitors a historical look back on Vegas through a very unique medium- neon signs. Now open to the public, the 45 minute tour provides some really interesting facts about Las Vegas and you have plenty of chances to ask questions and take pictures. I love photography and felt like a kid in a candy store at The Neon Museum. The signs are well preserved for the most part, but they are old hence giving each photograph character. This place is defiantly worth checking out and is a nice break from the "traditional" Vegas activities.

Visited November 2012
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