On our hunt for evidence of vintage Vegas, we discovered the Neon Museum (formerly the Neon Sign Boneyard). Beyond the doors of the visitors center (which incorporated the reclaimed, shell like lobby of the La Concha hotel) lies a haven for out of commission neon and metal signs from a bygone era. We booked one of the hour long tours which included a fascinating narrative by our knowledgeable guide, and great opportunities to take photos while learning about the captivating history of Sin City. Although many new signs on the strip are using LEDs, there is an initiative to restore the original neon signs and to place them along Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street for all to enjoy. If you love art, history or simply typography - you'll love this museum.
I could have stayed here all day taking photos. The sky was so incredibly blue, and sunlight washed over all the beautiful colors of faded paint, rusted metal, and colored glass bulbs and tubes. While staying with the group was mandatory I did manage to catch a variety of signs and shapes in the yard. Click on the thumbnails below to view my favorite images from the boneyard, or view the entire Las Vegas '13 travelogue gallery HERE.
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