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Las Vegas Neon Museum Is A Shrine To The Strip’s Past Glory [Pics]

Las Vegas Neon Museum Is A Shrine To The Strip’s Past Glory [Pics]
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The non-profit organization features a collection of former neon signs dating from the 1930s to present day.

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 january 2013

The Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas is a non-profit organization with the mission of preserving the famous strip’s rich history. It features a large collection of neon signs and has three sections, the Neon Boneyard, the Downtown Gallery, and the Las Vegas Signs Project.

The Neon Boneyard has over 150 donated and rescued signs dating from the 1930s to present day, which showcase the city’s history, like the Stardust hotel. They are located in a two-acre outdoor museum space, with unrestored signs from businesses, motels, and casinos, and visitors can take a one-hour guided tour of the area.

Las Vegas Neon Museum A Shrine To The Strip’s Past Glory [Pics]

The other two sections, The Downtown Gallery and the Las Vegas Signs Project, feature 15 restored signs that serve as public art and can be viewed at any time. Danielle Kelly, executive director of the Neon Museum, told Cool Hunting:

[Neon signage] is Las Vegas’ native art form. It intersects art, architecture, graphic design and advertising, propelling significant pop cultural trends in every genre.

Click through to see some images of pieces at the Neon Museum:

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