First glimpse: Las Vegas Neon Boneyard

Neon MuseumTo who-ever says that Las Vegas Strip has no history or culture, I ask… “Are you just jealous?!” Seriously, I live in a desert town built by legally insane (kidding, sort of…) visionaries who decided that an empty Nevadan desert would be the “ideal” spot for a gambling/entertainment metropolis. In the beginning, Sin City was a modest stop for gambling along the highway to L.A. (Genius!) Even now, I can look out my office window and see the the harsh line where our city ends and the desert dirt begins. It took a solid group of artistic, forward-thinking and business-savvy souls to build a city of neon where no one thought it was possible. And now, a dedicated group of downtown historians has opened the “Neon Boneyard,” which is already internationally famous, up to the public. The collection of retired neon signs has been there for a few years, but part of its mystery was always that it was difficult to get an appointment. Now? This absolute treasure is now open to the public.  I was honored to be one of the first people to see the Neon Museum at night, lit up. The tour takes about an hour and is fascinating: There is no excuse not to go. Bring your kids, bring the history buffs, make the tourists tag along. It really is the best of Las Vegas. I will post more soon, but I wanted to whet your appetite first.

Let’s show off this neon jungle history!

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  1. Neat! You must take me here someday.

  2. I’ve seen this on TV a couple of times, looks like a fun place to wander around!

  3. I’ve wanted to visit the neon boneyard since the first time I read about it. At that time it was really hard to find out more – like openings hours – so this is great news.

  4. I have an article on the site about this and will link to here! I’ve never been but this is definitely on my list of where I want to go when I come visit you.!

  5. Interesting, Vegas is always about the new & the next that I guess it’s easy to forget the history.

  6. Wow! I’d never heard of this but it looks really cool! I hope I make it back to Vegas one day because I was 11 the first time I went and that’s just not the same!

  7. Only in Vegas 🙂

  8. If I come back to Vegas, I’ll specifically be going here.

  9. This really does sound amazing. I must see it. Are there any dancing girls signs in the collection?

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