Neon Museum

770 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Las Vegas, NV 89101- Map It
(702) 387-6366

AAA Editor Notes

Neon Museum is at Las Vegas Blvd. and McWilliams Ave. Rather than an actual museum, this is a collection of more than 200 vintage signs rescued from casinos, motels, restaurants, RV parks and liquor stores. Although most of the signs are not lit and some are in disrepair, they're a favorite of amateur photogs and anyone interested in the history of old Vegas. Seven fully restored signs are lit at night, and others are highlighted by colored spotlights. One-hour docent-guided tours of the 2-acre Neon Boneyard highlight non-refurbished signs from casinos like the Golden Nugget, Binion's and Treasure Island. Also part of the museum collection--and separate from the Neon Boneyard--is a restored group of lighted neon signs that dot Las Vegas Boulevard, north of Fremont Street. The clam-shaped lobby of the historic La Concha Motel, which was constructed in 1961 on Las Vegas Boulevard South and, in 2006, moved to its current location in downtown Vegas, houses the museum's visitor center. Note: Backpacks, camera bags, large bags and tripods are not permitted on tours; closed-toed shoes are recommended. Photography for personal use is allowed, but videography is prohibited. Evening tours are recommended for ages 10+ since rusty metal and broken glass may be difficult to see at night. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Daytime Neon Boneyard tour $19; $15 (ages 65+ and students, Nevada residents, active military and veterans with ID); free (ages 0-6). Evening tour $25; $22 (ages 65+ and students, Nevada residents, active military and veterans with ID). Prices may vary. Advance purchase is recommended since tours frequently sell out.
Hours: Neon Boneyard guided tours depart daily; start times vary throughout the year. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.