The Culture Log | Neon Museum

For most, the appeal of Vegas lies in the glitz, glamour and gambling. But the bright lights of Sin City have a different, quite literal meaning to a sign geek. 

Signs in Las Vegas are epic. The rule tends to be the bigger, and brasher, the better. There's no better place to experience this than at the Neon Museum. Just north of The Strip, a patch of Nevada desert has been transformed into a neon boneyard, home to hundreds of iconic Las Vegas signs. The collection chronicles changes in trends in sign design and technology from the 1930s to the present day. 

We were lucky enough to be taken on a tour with an incredibly knowledgable guide. Book well in advance, turns out there are lots of sign geeks in the world, tickets sell out weeks in advance. 

After your visit, stop off in downtown for a taste of old Vegas.

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