Let’s get our day started at the unimaginably cool Neon Sign Museum and Boneyard. Conveniently located in the flourishing Fremont East District, the two-acre campus offers many glorious examples of the majestic neon signage that graced Las Vegas’ most celebrated institutions during the rough and tumble golden years of Sin City.
The Neon Sign Museum and Boneyard is a sparkling gallery of the rooftop badges that beckoned visitors to the pleasure palaces and attractions of Las Vegas’ bygone era. Sprinkled along a meandering path, the ever-evolving collection includes original, restored, and soon to be restored examples from Aladdin’s Lamp, the Stardust, the Sahara, Silver Slipper, Binion’s Horseshoe, and many, many others.
For lovers of vintage Americana, the first glimpse of the collection will elicit a love at-first-sight response and memories that will last a lifetime. Housed in the faithfully restored lobby of the La Concha Hotel, circa 1961, the curvaceous la Concha Visitor’s Center welcomes visitors to the outdoor resting place of many of the world’s most well known marquees. A stunning example of Mid-Century, Atomic Age architecture, the La Concha was designed by the internationally acclaimed “Architect to the Stars,” Paul Revere Williams.
Daytime guided tours are available 7 days per week and reservations are highly recommended. Tour times vary based on the season. Check current tour times on www.neonmueum.org. A very limited number of walk-in tickets are available and can be purchased at the museum on the day of your visit.
Nighttime tour times vary based on the season. Check current tour times on www.neonmuseum.org. Feel the glow.