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Key Info

821 North Las Vegas Boulevard

Price & Hours

Tours cost $19 (day) to $26 (night) for adults...
Hours vary, see website for details

Details

Museums, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 3.5Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Once the sun goes down, Las Vegas shines brightly with hundreds of thousands of colorful bulbs flashing for your attention. Neon is nothing new in America's Playground: Hotels, bars and casinos have been luring clients with bright signs for decades. Located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of the Mob Museum, the Neon Museum pays tribute to the Las Vegas light show, offering guided tours of what's known as the "boneyard."

The nearly 2-acre outdoor exhibit is home to more than 200 pieces of old Vegas signage all laid out for admiration on the desert floor. The one-hour boneyard walk-throughs are led by local historians, who provide details on signs from such iconic landmarks as Caesars Palace, the Golden Nugget and Stardust. The boneyard can be found behind the museum's visitors center, which occupies the lobby of the former La Concha Motel. Recent visitors to the museum highly recommended the night tours, when you can see a few signs that have been restored to their former glory. 

Tours are separated into day tours and night tours (day tours cost $19 for adults and $15 for children ages 7 to 17; night tours cost $26 for adults and children are not recommended). If you're also planning on visiting the Mob Museum, you can purchase a combo ticket – which covers entry to both facilities – for $30. You do not have to pay to tour the signs on display around the city. For more information, visit the Neon Museum website.

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