They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and that certainly seems to be the case for these vintage neon signs that have reached their final resting place in the outskirts of the city where they spent their long, flashy lives.
Over 150 bygone signs from the city have been collected by the Las Vegas Neon Museum and are now on display in a Neon Boneyard, a park that covers over two square acres of land. The relics chronicle and display Sin City’s most iconic artform.
It’s a place of wonder for historians, graphic artists and font fanatics. As well as providing insight into the area’s history and culture, it also illustrates changes and trends in design and technology in the pieces that range from the ’30s to today. Plus, it’s a pretty incredible place to take pictures.
The public can access the boneyard via hour-long guided walks, crowding their vision with signs from the Palms Casino Resort, New-New York, Lady Luck and O’Shea’s, each tagged with a unique story about who created it, what inspired it and how it was made.
Each piece in the Las Vegas Neon Museum been donated or loaned by individuals, businesses or sign companies to preserve the city’s past.
I don’t know about you, but it kind of gives me the warm and fuzzies to know that these amazing signs can still draw people in after they’ve done their dash on the Las Vegas Strip. You’ve still got it, guys.
Experience the fabulous bright lights (and their ancestors) for yourself. Qantas flies to Las Vegas.