WANDERMUST: THE NEON GRAVEYARD IN 21 PICTURES
For many travellers, it seems peculiar to include a Vegas sight that isn’t part of The Strip, however, the Neon Museum is such a unique attraction, and it’s worth venturing out to see it.
Located North East of Freemont St., the Neon Museum really takes you outside the frequented and popular tourist realms and into the nostalgic world of Downtown Vegas. The museum has one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to celebrate Vegas’ greatest art form, the NEON SIGN.
The only way to visit the Neon Museum is via a tour, either during the day or in the evening. The tour guides are great and it’s clear to see why they insist on the public coming by tour, there is simply so much history behind each sign, the stories just have to be told.
The museum itself is more like a graveyard, a dusty yet colourful lot where old neon signs are laid to rest. Enjoy being transported back to a time when Vegas’ main attractions were located on Freemont St and learn how the area came to be. Tour guides provide great facts about the signs, including the intricate details used to create neon.
You’ll also enjoy hearing plenty of many stories including Binion’s idea to give people enticing freebies so they’d spend at his casino, a theory that has built the Vegas we know today.
Here are 21 pictures that capture the razzle dazzle of Las Vegas’s history.
If you’re looking to visit the Neon Museum you need to book your tour in advance, as spots usually fill up each day. Get more bang for your buck and enjoy a discount when you book the Neon Museum and the Mob Museum. Head to http://www.neonmuseum.org/ to book your tickets.