Field Trip: Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Established in 1996, The Neon Museum is solely dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting iconic signs of Las Vegas past. The visitor center is fashioned in the renovated and relocated lobby of the La Concha Hotel - but the bulk of the collection is outside in the "bone yard."
It is open to the public but only via small guided tours scheduled a few times a day. These tours fill far ahead of time - so reserving your spot is key (Kay and I lucked out and booked the last two spots on the day we were in town)! Tours last roughly an hour as a guide leads you through the two acre lot, sharing a wealth of information on the history of Vegas, Neon signage and much much more.
The tours are limited to 15 people, so its intimate and friendly (and easy to shoot without folks getting in the frame). Be warned though, it can get very hot (our tour was at 930 am and it was already pushing 100).
There are over 150 signs on the museum grounds, each with their own inspiring story. If you are able to book a spot on the tour, you won't be disappointed!
Loved this Yucca made of neon!
Kay hit the jackpot!
One of their most iconic signs - the Happy Shirt!