Barcelona Bus Turistic
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (Barcelona)
Cabo San Lucas
Camelback Ranch (Glendale, AZ)
Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (Barcelona)
Church of Santa Maria del Pi (Barcelona)
Descanso Gardens (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, AZ)
Gothic Quarter (Barcelona)
Grand Canyon West & Skywalk
Neon Museum - Brilliance (Las Vegas, NV)
La Boqueria (Barcelona)
La Pedrera/Casa Mila (Barcelona)
This was a great mini-APpventure. It's just 10 miles from south of Las Vegas. According to the artist its considered 'a creative expression of human existence in the desert'.
All the years we have driven to Las Vegas, we have always wanted to stop here. Well, we finally found some time. Unfortunately, they were restoring the rocks with fresh paint for several days, and our visit happened to coincide with this. So as you can see some of the stone rocks had tarps around them, in addition there were orange construction barriers around the 7 Mountain's.
Even still it was a great visit. Seeing the vast Nevada desert beyond the rocks was simply breathtaking. The image of these colorful rocks juxtaposed against the desert skyline is art in itself.
The original intent of the work in 2016 of the work was to be on display for ONLY two years. But because of the popularity of the exhibit, it has been extended until the end of 2021. Who know if it will be extended again. So, if you are interested in visiting this location you have approximately one year... unless it gets extended again.
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.