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Save the Hard Rock Guitar

The Hard Rock Café Las Vegas opened in 1990 and closed on New Year’s Eve 2016. Its beautiful guitar sign, which graced the corner of Harmon and Paradise Roads, was the first of its kind in the world. During those years, it was featured in countless Hollywood productions and became an iconic symbol of our great city. We are excited that the sign’s designer and owner, Young Electric Sign Co., has decided to donate the iconic piece to the Neon Museum!

It’s up to us to preserve this jewel. Our goal is to raise $350,000 in this very special fundraising campaign to transport the sign to the Neon Museum and install it in the Neon Boneyard. Additionally, these funds will establish an endowment for its ongoing care and maintenance. 100% of your donation will go toward making the Hard Rock Guitar sign shine for all the world to enjoy. The Neon Museum is conducting this special fundraising campaign on its own without utilizing an expensive crowdfunding platform to collect donations.

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Be recognized for your contribution!

Donors of $250 or more will be invited to attend the light-up party for the Hard Rock sign after its installation in the Neon Boneyard. Donors of $100 or more will be recognized by name on a plaque at the base of the Hard Rock sign. Prominence of name dependent on donation level. All donors will be recognized by name on the Neon Museum website and in our Annual Report.

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All donors will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful neon art piece:
List of donation levels with amount of tickets below.

  • $1 - $100
    1 Ticket
  • $101 - $250
    2 Tickets
  • $251 - $500
    3 Tickets
  • $501 - $1,000
    5 Tickets
  • $1,001 - $2,500
    10 Tickets
  • $2,501 - $5,000
    20 Tickets

Save the Hard Rock Guitar


This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to preserve and display this gorgeous piece of Las Vegas’ Neon history. We hope you’ll join us in this cause! You can help us reach our $350,000 goal by sharing this appeal with your friends and encourage them to make a donation, too.

Sincerely,

Rob McCoy

Rob McCoy, President & Chief Executive Officer Las Vegas Neon Museum

Junior Interpreter guided tours (2)

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Join us on Saturday, April 15, for our next Junior Interpreter led tour.

Join us for an interactive learning experience on art, design and the science behind the signs. Junior Interpreter tours are led by the Neon Museum's middle and high school age volunteers and are offered once a month from September through May, with tickets becoming available at the beginning of each month. This program is designed for families and children ages 4 and up. 

Junior Interpreter tours cost $5 (ages 6 and under are free) and advance registration is required. Adults may not attend without children. Tickets may be reserved HERE.

Thank You

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Donors

Thank You to Our Donors
This list reflect monetary and in-kind donations received from November 1, 2016 thru November 30, 2017.

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Inaugural Boneyard Ball

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Educational Photos

Photos on this page are from the Neon Museum’s collection and are related to the Museum’s educational lesson plans and activities. They intended for use by educators. Those wishing to obtain photos for other usage, please email our Public Relations and Marketing department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Junior Interpreter guided tours

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Join us on Saturday, November 18, at 9:30 a.m. for our next Junior Interpreter led tour.  

Join us for an interactive learning experience on art, design and the science behind the signs. Junior Interpreter tours are led by the Neon Museum's middle and high school age volunteers and are offered once a month from September through May, with tickets becoming available at the beginning of each month. This program is designed for families and children ages 4 and up. 

Junior Interpreter tours cost $5 (ages 6 and under are free) and advance registration is required. Adults may not attend without children. Tickets may be reserved HERE.

National Artist Residency and Artist Labs

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. Each residency is accompanied by programming to engage the community and museum visitors, providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection.

Artist Labs are collaborations between artists and the Neon Museum education department that are designed for short term engagement (weekend, for example), with the expectation that Lab experiences will be further developed by the Museum for arts education programs.  Artist Labs are grant funded and are currently by invitation only.

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 Whitney Lynn, Neon Museum National Artist in Residence 2016

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Allison Wiese, Neon Museum National Artist in Residence 2017

Currently, the Neon Museum hosts a National Artist Residency, welcoming artists or a group of artists to create new work engaging patrons of all ages.  The Neon Museum encourages artists or a group of artists working in the fields of visual or performing arts, or new genres, to reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, for eight weeks to develop a project and engage the community, including hosting an artist talk and a studio open house.

The following is provided to artists accepted for participation in the Museum's National AIR Program:

Support for the implementation of public programs in conjunction with the AIR; support with development of programs where necessary.

Access to onsite collection and archives where appropriate. 

Curatorial support as needed. 

Marketing and publicity.

Documentation.

Honorarium.


Deadline to submit:  Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. PST.

Click here for application instructions.

 

 

Boneyard Bash

Enjoy the bewitching atmosphere of the Neon Boneyard
after dark. On this night the fantastical lore of
childhood fairy tales receive a ghoulishly eerie twist.

  • RAFFLE PRIZES
  • GIVEAWAYS
  • COSTUME CONTEST
  • COMPLIMENTARY BEER, WINE AND SIGNATURE COCKTAIL*
  • BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES
  • CHEFFINI’S HOT DOGS
  • SOUVENIR PHOTOS
  • MUSIC BY TOTECITY

*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST; CASH BAR ALSO AVAILABLE

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Weddings & Special Events


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The Neon Museum is the newest option in special events for those searching for an unforgettable Las Vegas venue with both a vintage and a modern flair. We are a Las Vegas historical institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of some of the city's most distinctive architectural landmarks as well as a venue for your special event!

Plan your special event!

Wedding Day in Las VegasPlanning a fabulous Las Vegas wedding? Enjoy your magical day here at the Neon Museum. Our staff is ready to assist you in planning for this occasion. Click here to download more information. Couples may build their own quick wedding package in the newly-curated North Gallery or the Neon Boneyard Park  with options that include photo opportunities, celebratory treats and more! The North Gallery offers an incomparable picturesque outdoor experience where you’ll be surrounded by dozens of vintage neon signs, while the Neon Boneyard Park is an adjacent public park celebrating the Museum’s indelible mark on the City of Las Vegas. 

The Neon Museum can also host special events of all sizes; from large corporate events to small intimate gatherings. For larger events, guests may want to consider the main Neon Boneyard, which can accommodate up to 400, and allow our exclusive caterers to guide them through the event planning process.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on event rentals or wedding packages.

Plan A Photo Shoot

img planaphotoshootOver the years, the Neon Boneyard has become one of the most popular destinations for photography and filming in Las Vegas.

From movies and TV shows to music videos, from commercial and artistic photography to wedding and personal shoots, the Neon Museum’s collection has appeared in thousands of images across the globe. Revenue generated from commercial and professional shoots assists the Neon Museum in our ongoing efforts to preserve, display and expand the collection. For this reason, commercial photography and photo use are both strictly controlled.  

During public tours, guests are welcome to take photographs for personal enjoyment, but commercial photography is not permitted. No photography equipment except for a camera is permitted on public tours. The Neon Boneyard, and the adjacent North Gallery, are available for specially scheduled photo and video shoots by individuals, professionals and organizations. Usage fees apply and vary according to the type and scale of shoot, size of participating crew, staffing requirements, and proposed image use and distribution. Interested guests can receive more information or schedule a photo shoot online. Please note that business hours for photo and film shoots are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Generally two weeks’ notice is required to accommodate photo shoots; we do not accommodate same day or next day requests.

Book a Photo Shoot Today 

Contact Us

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770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone:
(702) 387-6366

  

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Bus Route

The Regional Transportation System, www.rtcsnv.com, is the transit authority for Southern Nevada. It provides several options for traveling to and from the Neon Museum.

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Book a tour

fox2thumbParking for museum guests is free and located adjacent to the museum off of McWilliams Ave. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended as tours often sell-out.

Experience the magic of the Neon Museum day or night.  Due to the broken glass and rusty metal, day tours are best enjoyed by children ages 10 and up. Night tours feature the fabulous neon of our 11 restored signs, and our beautifully and dramatically lit un-restored signs. Due to the broken glass, rusty metal and darkness, we recommend night tours for children ages 12 and up.

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As the Neon Boneyard is an outdoor collection, all scheduled tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather such as high winds over 25 m.p.h. or lightning. Please note that we seldom cancel for rain. If a tour is cancelled, we will attempt to place you on the next available tour wherever possible or provide a full refund. We will make every effort to accommodate your visit. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

To better accommodate our Deaf/Hard of Hearing tour takers, we offer a limited number of printed tour supplements available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge.


When booking a tour, please note:

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. Valid identification must be presented upon checking in.

Tickets are available for advance purchase through our website. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be re-scheduled so please review your selection carefully before finalizing your purchase.

Inclement Weather Note:

As the Neon Boneyard is an outdoor collection, all scheduled tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.  Inclement weather includes high winds over 25 m.p.h. and lightning; please note, we very rarely cancel for rain. If a tour is cancelled, we will attempt to place you on the next available tour wherever possible or provide a full refund. We will make every effort to accommodate your visit. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

Photography and Recording

Photography strictly for personal use is permitted on our tours. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. For this reason, NO EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN A CAMERA IS ALLOWED ON TOURS.  Additionally, audio and video recording is not allowed.  Photo shoots are not permitted on tours.  If you are interested in conducting a photo shoot at the Neon Museum, please see our Book a Photo Shoot page for more information.

Before you visit, please be advised:

  • No backpacks, camera bags, large bags, additional camera lenses, monopods, selfie sticks or tripods are allowed on tours.
  • No alcohol.
  • No weapons.
  • We are accessible in accordance with ADA (AA) requirements.  Service animals only are allowed.
  • We recommend visitors wear closed-toe shoes. 
  • Neon Boneyard tours are guided tours; visitors must remain with their guide and group. The yard contains broken glass and rusty metal.  Visitors are advised to be aware of their surroundings at all times for their safety and for the safety of our collection.
  • No smoking, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff is allowed.
  • Museum-appropriate attire required.
  • Tour guests arriving more than 20 minutes late may forfeit their place on the tour.
  • ANYONE FAILING TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES WILL KINDLY BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

Our administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time excluding holidays.  The Museum is closed on New Year's Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

While we strive to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner, we are unable to immediately reply to emails submitted over the weekend.

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Photo & Film Shoots

The Neon Museum Boneyard, and the adjacent North Gallery, are available for photo and video shoots by individuals, professionals, and organizations. Usage fees apply and vary according to the type and scale of shoot, size of participating crew, staffing requirements, and proposed image use and distribution. These types of shoots range from engagement/wedding/quinceanera photos to music videos to large-scale motion pictures.

Generally two weeks' notice is required to accommodate photo shoots; we do not accommodate same day or next day requests.

To schedule a photo shoot, please fill out a project summary. We will respond within one business day.  After you submit your form, please check your email inbox for confirmation of submittal.  Please note that business hours for inquiries about photo and film shoots are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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