The Vegas Strip is known for its lights, especially the huge neon signs that once dominated that landscape. Nowadays, due to more efficient lighting options, neon signs are not used as much as they were in the past. The Neon Museum in Las Vegas was created to be able to preserve and restore the original relics from the infamous city’s past.
Founded in 1996 by the Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada in conjunction with the City of Las Vegas, the intention of the museum was to be able to showcase the neon works of art for years to come. Originally, all old neon signs ended up in the former “Yesco Boneyard,” which has since been renamed the Neon Boneyard with additional space for more signage in the Neon Boneyard North Gallery.
Tours are available at the museum all year round. Recently, in 2012, the museum acquired the former La Concha Motel lobby, restored it, and has since transformed it into the La Concha Visitors Center.