The Neon Museum officially opened in 1996 as a partnership between the Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas. The first exhibit featured an installation of its first restored sign, the Hacienda Horse and Rider, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street.
In 2012 the Neon Museum’s “Boneyard” and visitors’ center opened at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, on a nearly two-acre campus. The Boneyard is an outdoor exhibition space featuring more than 200 signs, seven of which are restored. The visitors’ center is housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The Neon Boneyard North Gallery houses additional rescued signs and is used for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs.
Hour long docent-guided tours of the Neon Boneyard are available seven days a week.
The Museum includes nine restored signs which can be viewed as public art and visited on a self-guided tour 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The gallery includes the Lucky Cuss Motel, the Bow & Arrow Motel, The Silver Slipper, Society Cleaners, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Normandie Motel, the Hacienda horse and rider, the Landmark and 5th Street Liquors.
The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.