Founded in 1996, 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. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard Main Collection, the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which houses additional rescued signs, and a Visitors’ Center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby.
The Main Boneyard contains more than 200 unrestored signs which are, at sunset, illuminated with ground lighting as well as numerous restored signs which are on all the time. The Boneyard is also available for personal and commercial photo/video shoots. The Museum is open seven days a week and hours vary based on the season.
We ask that you stay with your Museum Interpreter at all times. If you need to leave for any reason, please inform your Interpreter and they will request a staff escort.
Dedicated individuals from the private sector, as well as corporate and government entities, worked collaboratively to promote the preservation of these national treasures as significant pieces of artistic and historical importance. Each sign in The Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history.
In addition, The Neon Museum collection chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930s to the present day.
Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the Museum’s ongoing projects.