Sunday, June 5, 2011

Neon Boneyard

One of the most fun things we did in Vegas was visit the Neon Boneyard, a museum of neon signs dating back to the beginning of the gambling scene in Las Vegas. Its a great place to visit at the moment as the signs are all stacked around the place and you can get really close.

They are slowly getting themselves organised as a museum, so my feeling is that they will have barries up so that you cant get too close to the signs and there will be plaques and signs.

For the moment, the only way you can check out these wonderful pieces of art is to book yourself a tour. I found this to be a really fun way to aquaint myself with the history of Las Vegas and learn a bit about those flashy signs. It was really interesting to learn about what goes into making the signs and designing them.

Sturdy shoes are a requirement, and you're really only allowed to bring yourself, a camera and a bottle of water. No backpacks or tripods.

Oh and dont trust google maps to get you there, it wont. Trust the directions on their website!

At the moment it appears they do tours every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 10am. Be ready for the heat and don't drink too much the night before, really not a fun time with a hangover!!

1 comment:

caninecologne said...

That's really cool and right up my alley. I love quirky things like this. Great photos of the old neon signs. :)