This is the kind of museum that could only exist in Las Vegas. What began as a storage site for retired neon signs has grown into the full-fledged Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas.
More than 200 rescued neon sign pieces from 200+ Las Vegas properties sprawl across the nearly two-acre Neon Boneyard. You’ll recognize some, even if you’ve never seen them in person: Caesars Palace, the Moulin Rouge Hotel, the Golden Nugget – the list of Las Vegas icons goes on and on. Each sign in The Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history. Hop on a guided tour any day of the week – or better yet, at night, when clever lighting gives you a sense of the glowing glory of a historic chapter in this city’s buzzing lifespan.
And where better to dial in those vintage Vegas vibes than the former La Concha Motel lobby? The unique property was saved from demolition and relocated to The Neon Museum’s property to serve as the museum visitors’ center and gift shop.
Book a Guided Tour of the Neon Boneyard
General admission to the Neon Museum is offered during the day with guided tours in the daytime and evening hours— both equally photogenic and special in their own ways. Taking photos on your guided tour is most certainly allowed, but you’ll need to keep up with the guide and group as you move through the museum.
Also housed in the North Gallery of the Neon Boneyard is “Brilliant!,” a show that redefines the exploration of the history of Las Vegas. This magical audiovisual immersion experience reanimates 40 monumental examples of The Neon Museum’s iconic vintage signs and transports visitors into the history of Las Vegas through sight and sound. “Brilliant!,” created by artist Craig Winslow, is the largest augmented reality experience of its kind, and it truly dazzles.
Travel Nevada Pro Tip
Remember that the Neon Boneyard is an outdoor collection, which means that all tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. This seldom happens, but if it does, The Neon Museum will do their best to place you on the next available tour or provide a full refund.
The Neon Museum changes hours seasonally. In March and April, the museum is open from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. May through August, open hours adjust to 4:00 PM to midnight. In September and October, the museum is open from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. November through February, guests can visit from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Admission to The Neon Museum varies based on age group, time of day you intend to visit, and what experiences you partake in. Discounts are also available for Nevada residents, seniors, students, military members, and Museums for All visitors. For more detailed information on admission and booking your tour, get in touch with The Neon Museum directly by visiting their website or dialing (702) 387-6366.