Located just north of Downtown Las Vegas, and not far from glittery Freemont Street, is the Neon Museum. This collection of classic bright lights is a vault of history from old Vegas.
The displays are free standing outdoors on the ground of 2.6 acres in what the museum refers to as the Neon Boneyard. Here visitors can walk up close among signs from old casinos and businesses.
The entrance to the museum is the rehabilitated Mid-Century Modern seashell-shaped small building that was once the lobby for the famous Concha Motel – which used to be located on the famous Strip but relocated for the Neon Museum.
I personally took the opportunity to visit the Neon Museum while it hosted a special Tim Burton exhibition. Inserted among the light fixtures, were several Tim Burton sculptures, many featuring characters from his films and artwork including Stink Boy and the aliens from Mars Attacks.
Tickets are set for specific timed entry and they are encouraged to be purchased ahead of time. This allows visits not to be overcrowded and gives the visitors a sense of a personal and quiet experience with the historic light pieces.
- Neon Museum and Boneyard – 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV – https://www.neonmuseum.org/