I recently visited Las Vegas as an overnight stop en route to Southern California and while my time in town was brief, there was one place I knew I wanted to visit – the Neon Museum. I had missed visiting on previous visits and I was determined not to let that happen again. Booking my tickets online weeks before arriving, I was excited to finally visit this quirky museum about which I had heard so much.
I was driving from Denver to Anaheim as part of a project with Marriott International, The Americas and I’m so glad I was able to spend at least one evening getting to see a different side to Las Vegas. On my most recent trip I stayed at the stylish Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel; a non-gaming property that was an ideal home base during my evening in the city.
Created in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit dedicated to collecting and preserving iconic Las Vegas signs for both educational and enjoyment purposes. The museum’s most popular feature is its Boneyard, home to some of the city’s most important neon signs from a not-so-distant past. In danger of being lost forever, the museum has thankfully saved these colorful pop culture icons and today anyone can spend an hour visiting the collection.
The Boneyard is also a mobile photographer’s dream and so today I want to share some of my favorite images from my self-guided tour of the Neon Museum in Las Vegas.