When you think of Las Vegas, the first thing that comes to mind are the glittering neon light so the hotels and casinos. Considering it's the brightest place on the planet and the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip can be seen from space, the neon signs of Vegas are one of the city's most iconic attractions. First introduced in Las Vegas in 1929, neon signs are as much a part of the Vegas culture as casinos as gambling.
However with so much modern development since its heyday in the 1950s, many of the city's oldest and most iconic neon signs were being left to ruin. Located on the campus of the not-for-profit Neon Museum to the east of Fremont Street, the Neon Boneyard is a popular tourist attraction and an important part of preserving and celebrating the rich and important culture and history of the famous 'Sin City'.
The Neon Boneyard is home to a special collection of some of Las Vegas' oldest and most iconic neon signs created by the Young Electric Sign Company, including landmarks like Vegas Vic, the Wynn Las Vegas resort, the Astrolabe in The Venetian and the Fremont Street Experience. Lovingly cared for, restored and displayed in an outdoor exhibition space, more than 150 historic signs can be seen at the Neon Boneyard including casino royalty such as the Stardust, Binion's Horseshoe, the Golden Nugget and Caesars Palace.
Due to the 'industrial' nature of the exhibition including aged steel, electrical equipment and broken glass, the Neon Boneyard is only accessible via guided tours for safety reasons. Reasonably priced, these guided tours are the ideal way to explore Las Vegas through the ages and discover the fascinating stories behind these once glittering icons, including celebrity stays and mob connections. For the ultimate insight into vintage Vegas at its best, the Neon Boneyard is a must see attraction in any visit to Las Vegas.