Neon Museum Exhibits Iconic Las Vegas Signs in the Neon Boneyard

Photos by Nikki Artale

The Neon Boneyard sits on two acres of land and has a visitor’s center which was once the lobby of the La Concha Motel. The museum was founded in 1996 and is a non-profit organization and promotes the collection of old signs from casinos and motels from the past.
Moulin Rouge Sign

The collection has over 150 signs from casinos, motels and businesses and has been a part of the Las Vegas history starting from the 1930s. Many of the signs bring back memories to the old timers who are so familiar with Las Vegas.

Then there are the artistic signs that I am not familiar with. There are eight restored signs downtown on Freemont Street and everyone gets to enjoy them 24 hours a day. All the signs have been donated.

One hour guided tours are from Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until sunset and reservations are recommended. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. in Las Vegas. Amy was our tour guide and she did an excellent job in describing the history of all the signs and filling us in on the important facts and stories.
Tour Guide Amy

My favorite sculpture was the standing man and the pirate head from Treasure Island Casino. It is a very interesting tour and one kind of feels sad looking at the remains in the boneyard.
The La Concha Visitors Center is available for parties, special events and wedding receptions. For more information call 702 387-6366


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