The Neon Museum or Neon Boneyard is one of the latest attractions to open in Las Vegas. Even though the museum is new its purpose is to preserve and display old signage from long lost Las Vegas hotels, restaurants and businesses.
Guided tours are run many times a day and last about an hour and fifteen minutes. I would recommend booking your tour ahead of time because there are limited spots and they do fill up quickly. The museum also holds a few tickets for each tour for walk up customers.
There are over 150 signs in the collection and the oldest one dates back to the 1930’s. The museum has also placed 15 restored signs throughout downtown and on Freemont Street that can be seen at any time.
The tours are very interesting and include a lot of information about the history of Las Vegas.
The Neon Museum is located just north of downtown and can be reached by public transportation from the strip. It is within walking distance of the downtown hotels on Freemont Street.
The tours cost $18 for Adults and $12 for Seniors, Veterans, Active Military, Students and Nevada Residents. Our tour guide told us that the ticket price was tax deductible since it is a donation to a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. I can not confirm that the tour is really tax deductible but I will ask my accountant about it.
The Neon Museum is a great way to spend a couple hours and learn about some of the history of Las Vegas.
Visit the Neon Museum Website for more information.
Click on the map below to see the location of the Neon Museum.