Are you in love with signage the way I am? I know that some people might think that having a passion for signs might indicate a person who is a bit, well, odd – but the Neon Museum in Vegas is my idea of paradise. Well, one of my ideas of paradise…
Las Vegas surely counts as one of America’s most neon-lit cities so it’s fitting that the museum is located here and the artifacts on display are local – they are reminders of the history of Las Vegas itself.
It’s an outdoor facility and you can choose whether you enjoy a guided tour with full information or a free-form visit. Signs from hotels, motels, casinos, bars, gas stations, wedding chapels … they’re all here.
And they are from an era that conjures up personalities from the golden days of the city – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Nat King Cole, Zsa Zsa Gabor – the neon doesn’t just demonstrate the history of Las Vegas; its history and its personalities mingle.
In addition to preserving and displaying the neon signs, the museum also has a restoration program. Some of the signs have already been restored and it’s an ongoing project.
WHERE IS THE NEON MUSEUM?
THE NEON MUSEUM
770 N Las Vegas Blvd,
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.