The Neon Boneyard Museum

While in Vegas for a blogger conference, we were determined to find something G-rated to do in “Sin City” as a family. I’ve always wanted to go to the Neon Boneyard and photograph the vintage signs. We reserved a tour and were on our way.




The building itself is a historical structure. A famous hotel lobby, La Concha, was pulled apart and relocated here to become the museum. It sets the theme for the vintage feel, and they even restored the hotel’s sign and put it in the Museum’s registration area.

While we waited for our tour guide, we were able to watch some interactive videos about the Vegas strip in it’s early years.


Once outside we had a great time photographing the 2 acres of signs. The girls have been getting really good at their photography, so this field trip was interesting to them as well. They got to stretch themselves with the numerous backdrops, lighting choices, colors, etc.

















Some of the signs were arranged on the ground so that the letters made words, which of course, made great photo ops!







The Tour Guide gave us great info and back story to the signs history, why things changed, the symbolism of the art work, etc. It was definitely worth our time to take the tour.



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Vintage Tropicana Hotel sign








The classic Sahara hotelIMG_5503_2


If you’re in the Vegas area, I encourage you to check out the NEON MUSEUM. You’ll be glad you did!







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