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The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Updated on March 23, 2011

Fun for photography and history buffs

The Neon Museum is one of the most famous attractions in Las Vegas that isn't sitting in front of a casino. It's been seen in movies and used as inspiration for famous artists and photographers. It's also a great place to actually look at the history of the casino industry in Las Vegas. You'll see signs there from casinos that were there during the early days, along with signs from the various mob-connected enterprises of the 1970's. Be sure to bring your camera and take lots of pictures, because there's no place else on Earth where you'll see anything like this.

Where is it and how much does it cost?

The Neon Museum consists of The Boneyard, which is like the inventory backroom with a bunch of non-functional or partially working signs just laying around outside (it's actually a lot more interesting than I'm making it sound), and also several working sign installations that can be accessed through a walking tour of the Fremont Street Experience.

The minimum donation for a tour of the The Boneyard is $15. You can bring your camera, but they only allow photography for personal use, so no other photographic equipment. If you would like to schedule a commercial film or photographic shoot, you'll need to schedule that through the museum's website. You cannot walk in and take a tour, you actually have to schedule one through the museum's website.

The Neon Museum is located on 821 Las Vegas Blvd N near Heritage Park. You can get there by Las Vegas taxi service or get most of the way there from The Strip by taking a Deuce Bus.


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