The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on over 6 acres. The museum is restoring the La Concha Motel lobby as its visitor center, which officially opened on October 27, 2012.
For many years, the Young Electric Sign Company stored many of these old signs in their "boneyard." The signs were slowly being destroyed by exposure to the elements. The museum is slowly restoring the signs and placing them around the Fremont Street Experience.
The Neon Museum was founded in 1996 as a partnership between the Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas. Today, it is an independent non-profit. The Neon Museum maintains restored signs along the Fremont Street Experience as well as the signs in the Boneyard collection.
Located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza, the Neon Museum includes a new park.
November, 1996: The Neon Museum at the Fremont Street Experience opens with the Hacienda Horse & Rider sign being lit at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street.
On January 24, 2006, the original 80-foot tall Sahara sign was donated to the museum.
The Neon Museum recently restored three signs to the median, including the famous Silver Slipper. The Neon Boneyard City Park (next to the museum) installed its sign based on pieces held in the collection and will open soon. The museum also recently took in the sign from the Moulin Rouge Hotel and is restoring the historic La Concha lobby to serve as the museum's building.
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