Visiting the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas

Despite my whining about our two nights in Las Vegas, we did do something REALLY cool on our second day in town. While planning our trip, I came across some photos of the colorful Neon Museum. Captivated by the playful typography and sheer scale of the signs, I booked tickets immediately!The Neon Boneyard is where massive, once glittering signs go to die – or not, as the museum has given these neon signs a second life in a rainbow collection that spans more than two acres. Each sign carries decades of tales, which you can learn if you choose to take a guided tour of the museum. General admission $22, but if you book you ticket an online a discount will be applied. A guided tour is $28, which is totally worth it to get the background and history on the signs. We booked general admission tickets, but then more or less stalked a museum employees asking questions after he started telling us off-the-cuff tales about drugs, gambling, alcohol, mobsters, and murder.Benny Binion, who opened the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas in 1951, was an gambling icon and convicted murderer. You can now check out the Horseshoe sign, which was originally located at 128 Fremont Street, at the boneyard.Tickets go on sale a month in advance, and we purchased ours immediately as not to miss out :) Tours usually book pretty quickly, as well as tickets for the more popular visiting hours. Your ticket will come with a specific entry time, but you are then welcome to explore the museum at your own pace. Tickets are usually available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on most days, however the museum is sometimes closed to the public for events or shoots, so make sure you plan your visit in advance.If you’re thinking about visiting, you can check find ticket and time information on the museum’s website here. Other than eating tons of food, visiting the Neon Boneyard was our favorite Las Vegas activity, and we’d highly recommend a visit if you’re in town!

x Ali

One Reply to “Visiting the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas”

  1. Aren’t all the signs just fabulous! I was there about two months ago, loved it. Was disappointed that my Nikon had to be checked at the front desk though, they told me why too. Welcome to my adopted city guys! ❤️

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