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The Neon Museum, Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is the world capital of neon art, and The Neon Museum is there to preserve and display some of it. The museum refurbishes old and discarded neon signs and tells the history of the city through them. Some of the restored signs are displayed in various locations in downtown Las Vegas, but most are located in the museum’s outdoor exhibition area, known as the Boneyard. Here you can take a tour of iconic signs, such as the signs for Caesar's Palace and Stardust casinos. All the tours are guided and should be booked in advance. Bad weather could cause tours to be canceled. Be careful of rusty metal and broken glass in the Boneyard area. Work out when and for how long to visit The Neon Museum and other Las Vegas attractions using our handy Las Vegas trip maker website.
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  • This was always on my bucket list. It was smaller than expected & much more signs from Fremont St. than the strip. Was hoping for more from the strip. Walking distance from Fremont St. which we were.....  more
    This was always on my bucket list. It was smaller than expected & much more signs from Fremont St. than the strip. Was hoping for more from the strip. Walking distance from Fremont St. which we were.....  more »
  • Our guide, Tia, was amazing. So knowledgeable in the history and science of these iconic gems. This is not to be missed! (Definitely go at night when it really comes to life!). The combo ticket was... 
    Our guide, Tia, was amazing. So knowledgeable in the history and science of these iconic gems. This is not to be missed! (Definitely go at night when it really comes to life!). The combo ticket was...  more »
  • Absolutely fabulous, even better second time around *book brilliant tour * well organised, full of information, sparkling friendly - I’d never come to vegas and not stop here… family friendly... 
    Absolutely fabulous, even better second time around *book brilliant tour * well organised, full of information, sparkling friendly - I’d never come to vegas and not stop here… family friendly...  more »
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  • Excellent. Take your water!! It's cool for kids too but not too young. A lot of standing and listening which isn't ideal for them! The Brilliant part was great too and would be good for kids. - but again a lot of listening but the Brilliant has more video/tech to watch. At first I didn't think I'd like a museum with a bunch of old signs but it was actually great and one highlight of my Vegas trip. If you're okay with walking and the heat - highly recommend. A cool way to learn some history of Vegas.
  • Only in Vegas can you find such a unique and interesting place. This museum dedicated to the "light" history of Vegas is unique to say the least. The guides are super knowledgeable, and they do a great job of sharing the history of each of the signs and how they came to the museum. For those going there with a larger group, make sure to book ahead as this place is busy. Staff is accommodating in a pitch but not the norm. Must stop for a different sight on your Vegas trip.
  • This was a really fun experience. Not only was it great visually but super informative as well. Our guide had extensive knowledge on this history of Vegas and some if the iconic spots. Seeing the neon signs up close was really awesome. You can see the original paint and the craftsmanship that went into designing and building the signs. Highly recommended
  • What a neat, outdoor museum preserving some of Vegas' neon history. Self-guided walking tour with a QR code available to scan for more information on the signs, as well as Docents available to answer questions. Pre-bought tickets as entrance to area is based on ticket time to help account for guests. This ensured it was not crowded, plenty of time and space to wonder about. Photos with camera phone are fine, there are other listed restrictions with recording and professional photography. This was a family-friendly museum that was worth the visit.
  • This was such a neat little museum! Definitely bring water or buy water from their gift shop as it gets toasty out there. We did a self-guided tour but next time we’re in town we will definitely do their nighttime one to see the signs lit up. the employees were all super friendly and you can tell they genuinely love working there. They gave us some history about some of the signs and we even got to sit in on a Pride themed gallery talk to learn more about LGBTQ+ history in Vegas. Check it out if you’re in the area!

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