What an adventure this was. If you are a fan at all of the 'Old Las Vegas', this is for you. I remember as a child driving through the original Las Vegas strip and seeing all these neon signs all lit up and moving, blinking, and shining.
This boneyard of signs is simply a must for any Las Vegas trip. The museum has created a meandering path to easily display these timeless pieces of art. This layout also helps to not crowd the site. The visitors are always moving. Some of these signs are so massive that this really is the only way to really appreciate them. At one time these signs were atop multiple story buildings. Now to view them eyelevel it's just such a treat, and well worth the $28. admission. There are several types of tickets you can purchase. With ours, it came with a self-guided headset. Through this you receive detailed information on almost every piece in the museum (what year was it put up, which hotel it came from, when was it removed, etc...). Those details are what make this place so special. Most of the signs we saw here were from the 50's though the 80's. There were some from other decades, but the majority were from the heyday of the Las Vegas's Neon days.
On our next visit we plan to visit it's sister museum just next door. This one is open at night and the signs are actually lit up as they were in their heyday. That should be a great sight to see.
From online: The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on 2.62 acres. The museum features a restored lobby shell from the defunct La Concha Motel as its visitor center, which officially opened on October 27, 2012.
Philip and Andrew enjoys taking excursions on every APpventure to help them expand their knowledge of people's culture, food and traditions. The blogs that you will see here will help paint and illustrate some of our most exciting Land tours.