The Neon Museum, Las Vegas.
Over the past year and a half Vegas has basically been my second home. I perform about 4 months out of the year in Las Vegas and just last month was the first opportunity I had to visit the Neon Museum. I’ve always thought Vegas seems to lack history and culture since it thrives on the superficial, but after visiting this museum I had a much greater respect for the city and its roots. Neon sign design is a dying art. The Neon Museum is home to this specific era in time when businesses strived to have the biggest, brightest, and most well-designed neons. The technology, craftsmanship and stories that come with each sign is so fascinating! From the days when horses were welcome in casinos, to the influx of Vegas’ iconic wedding chapels, all of these signs have awesome stories to tell!
I had to get the Caesar’s Palace icon…I’m on stage in the Colosseum four nights a week when I’m staying in Vegas!
The Neon Museum is available for guided tours during the day and night. Most of the signs light up during the night…I’d love to come back for that! They also book the ‘Boneyard’ for photo and video shoots. Stay tuned for some possible neon fashion shoots:)
Gorgeous pics! I visited the Boneyard in May and was pleasantly surprised with the experience. I could tell our guide had TONS more awesome history tidbits to share but the desert sun was a-blazin’. Gave me chills looking at all those glorious, washed-up signs. Anyway, thanks for posting up – tempted to share some of my images.
YES to a photo shoot. Pin-up? Old School Vegas Glamour? Show Girl? ZOMBIE show girl at night with the lights on????? Excuse me while I go buy a plane ticket back to Vegas…..pick me up around 9pm? Lol.
Thanks so much, Tara!! Um, you have some incredible ideas! I definitely need to put together one of those theme shoots you mentioned on my next trip to Vegas. Would love to see your images! xoxo
you always visit the most amazing places! i’m adding this to my list for the next time i’m out west.
Thanks, Gabby! Nice…if you’re in that neck of the woods you should also try for Calico Ghost Town. It’s about 1 1/2 hours outside of Vegas:)