About the Neon Museum

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Among its many other accolades, it has been ranked one of the Best Pop Culture Museums in the United States by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.

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About the Neon Museum

The 2.27-acre Neon Museum campus is located on the fringe of Downtown Las Vegas. It includes the famous Neon Boneyard outdoor exhibition space, featuring iconic restored signs from Las Vegas resorts and casinos like The Hard Rock Cafe, Stardust, Sahara, Moulin Rouge and more. The North Gallery is home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot,” which uses projection mapping technology to animate more than 40 non-operational signs; and the Visitors’ Center is situated within the former La Concha Motel lobby, a striking example of Googie architecture characterized by Atomic and Space-Age shapes and motifs. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through the Boneyard, with add-ons available for guided tours and entry to the North Gallery's 'Brilliant! Jackpot' audiovisual experience.

Daytime Entry

Daytime entry to the Neon Museum is permitted between 4:00pm–6:30pm. Please note that these hours may vary seasonally.

Evening Entry

Evening entry to the Neon Museum is permitted between 7:00pm–12:00am. Please note that these hours may vary seasonally.

Extras

The Neon Museum offers a variety of add-ons that can be purchased on arrival. The 'Las Vegas: Bought to Light' guided tour covers the history of the city from Indigenous settlement through to its inception as 'The Entertainment Capital of the World', while offering context on the creation, aquisition and preservation of exhibited signs.
The Viva Las Vegas Movie guided tour delves into the iconic backdrops and neon-lit landscapes that have illustrated memorable Las Vegas movie moments.
The North Gallery is home to the Brilliant! Jackpot immersive audiovisual experience, which reanimates 40 monumental vintage signs and transports visitors into the history of Las Vegas through sight and sound.

The Neon Museum in Numbers

There are over 800 signs in The Neon Museum Collection, from over 200 properties:
- 250 signs in the Boneyard;
- 115 signs in the North Gallery;
- 14 signs on display as part of the Las Vegas Signs Project;
- 1,500 items, contents, reference materials in ephemera collection including matchbooks, postcards, ashtrays, show programs and brochures;
- 20 contemporary art objects, including Tim Burton pieces;
- 40 renderings;
- 100 research books;
- 500 research material including periodicals, films, oral histories, photos;
- 150 hands-on/educational objects;
- 2,000 photographs, documents and other archive material.

Important Info

Please allow approximately 45 minutes for your Neon Museum visit, with additional time for any add-on experience. The Neon Boneyard is outdoors, and uncovered. Please check the weather before visiting and wear appropriate clothing. Weather conditions may impact upon event availability. You are welcome to take casual, still snapshots or video with a smartphone or tablet only. Professional cameras are only allowed during prescheduled photo walks, portrait hours, or private photo shoots.

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