Learn History Through The Lights Of Las Vegas
We love Las Vegas History as do so many of our readers. There are dozens and dozens of books, videos, and movies steeped in Vegas history. The problem with many of these can be accuracy. Even among apparently authoritative books and documentaries on Las Vegas history, the “facts” seem to vary at times.
We know of another great way to learn some key highlights about this great city. It’s the Neon Museum located just a short distance north of Fremont Street on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Neon Museum is one of the newer attractions to appear at its current location. It was founded in 1996. The Museum has a large collection of the classic signs of casinos of the past.
From the Neon Museum’s website:
Most of our signs are exhibited in the Boneyard where they serve as inspiration to fascinated artists, students, historians and designers. It is home to some of the most treasured and world-famous signs of Las Vegas – Caesars Palace, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Golden Nugget and the Stardust.
The two-acre Museum campus includes the adjacent Neon Boneyard Park, the Boneyard itself, which houses more than 200 historic signs, and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which contains approximately 60 additional signs including signs from the Palms Casino Resort, New-New York, Lady Luck and O’Shea’s.
If you have watched some of the older movies featuring Las Vegas, you will see some of those very signs resting here at the Neon Museum. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the property and share the history of the signs as you walk through. It’s fascinating. There are also books and gifts available for purchase.
Get more information and set up your tour here.