During our week at WPPI in Las Vegas we stopped for a tour of The Neon Museum of Las Vegas. As a Vegas history enthusiast, who actually saw the Stardust get imploded 7 years ago today, this place is a complete goldmine! The collection is supported by the city, who lends them the land for $1 a year and the hotels and buildings in the area are very willing to leave goodies in the ‘boneyard’ once their venues go down. The collection contains 9 completely restored signs as well as favorites from the Moulin Rouge, Liberace Museum, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Bow & Arrow Motel, The Silver Slipper, The Tropicana, Stardust, the Landmark, the original Golden Nugget and, of course my favorite the old Jolly Roger from Treasure Island (RIP Family Time in Vegas). Its amazing to see these up close, such an amazing collection. A true gem in this desert oasis of sorts.
Tours are available everyday, we did a daytime tour to maximize our photography and see the signs in the daylight but can’t wait to go back.
Neon Museum Website for more information