Neon Bone Yard

I love all things Las Vegas history so of course I had to make a trip to the Neon Bone Yard. For those who don't know what the Neon Bone Yard is here's a bit of history....

The Neon Museum officially “opened” with the installation of its first restored sign, the Hacienda Horse and Rider, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street.
In 2012 the Neon Museum Boneyard opened at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North.  The nearly two-acre campus includes an outdoor exhibition space, known as the Boneyard, which features more than 150 signs, seven of which are restored, a visitors' center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is used for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs.
Hour long docent-guided tours of the Neon Boneyard are available seven days a week.
The Museum includes nine restored signs which can be viewed as public art and visited on a self-guided tour twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The gallery includes the Lucky Cuss Motel, the Bow & Arrow Motel, The Silver Slipper, Society Cleaners, Binion's Horseshoe, the Normandie Motel, the Hacienda horse and rider, the Landmark and 5th Street Liquors

Seeing the old signs in person was beyond amazing. I was quite thrilled with myself that I knew what most of the signs were before the museum's docent explained them to us. Most of the current Las Vegas signs are the fancy LED lights so it's neat to see how it all started. It all started with tubes of neon in a town that years later would be the premier vacation destination for millions of people every year. We're blessed enough to call this place home.


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