Three words: Viva Las Vegas! What comes to mind? Do you remember a particularly fun time there? Perhaps a birthday or two where you stayed up a later than usual? Maybe tossing loose change in a slot machine hoping it lights up letting you know you’ve won than you gambled? With all the glitter and glam Las Vegas offers between feathered showgirls, comedy shows, bright lights, loud atmospheres and wedding chapels, a visit to the Neon Light Museum offers quiet the unique Vegas experience.
After learning of this photographer’s heaven a few years back, it immediately went on my bucket list of places to go for the next time I visited Sin City. The minute I heard I was going to Vegas for my (future) sister in-law’s bachelorette celebration, I knew I was finally going to be able to see it in real life! After landing at McCarran Airport and checking into our hotel, we hit the Neon Sign Museum to check it off our bucket list! Kicking off the trip here was an awesome way to get in the Vegas spirit which made it super enjoyable!
The museum houses over 200 historic signs from as far back from the 1930’s, perfectly displayed in a manner which makes it easy to walk through “Boneyard” park. The arrangement of different shapes, sizes and colors of the signs represents the wild and bright culture Las Vegas is famous for. Each sign at the museum pays tribute to the typography and design of past decades while noticing how technology shapes design trends today! Some of the most treasured signs at the museum are those of iconic locations including Caesar’s Palace, The Golden Nugget and Stardust. This almost hidden gem is rarely on partygoers’ bucket list, so I highly recommend a trip here to enrich your Vegas trip and do something a little off the beaten path (even if you do have bottomless mimosa brunch planned for after!)
Las Vegas Neon Museum | 770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Tips: Apply sunscreen, grab your camera, and be right on time for your tour!