2.8.15

Neon Museum, Night Tour

What's better than a night among the neon signs that made the history of Las Vegas?


If you ask me, I'd say nothing. Remember my last visit to the Neon Museum in Vegas a couple of years ago? well, I loved it and then I discovered they were doing also night tours so this time I had to go try them.
As I wrote in the other post, the Neon Museum is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to collect, protect and restore Las Vegas iconic signs. It consists of a visitors center (which used to be La Concha Motel) and a big outdoor exhibition space known as the Boneyard. It is located north of Downtown Vegas, a 5-10 minute walk from Fremont Street (or 2-minute taxi ride).
The night tours are basically the same as the day tours (although the guides focus on different aspects so there's no same tour - and this is what I love the most about these tours), cost a couple bucks more, there's no sun burning your skin and you get to see some of the signs functioning; not many though because as it turns out, it is very expensive to get them back in shape and functioning so donations are more than welcome to keep this place running and restoring more signs.
 
 I love how this visit had a less historic focus, I had already heard the history of the signs and the museum two years ago, this time our guide focused more on the fun facts and also some movie facts, and to see some of the signs restored and working was a bonus.
I recommend it to all those who have loved the day tours or for those who prefer a less warm visit. Although I wish I had more time to take pictures but we had to keep going because there are tours starting every half hour. Apparently visitors now like to take photos of their initials (couldn't find a decent M) or just buy them as magnets at the sourvenir shop at the end of the visit.
Be sure to book your night (or day) tour ahead because they're really popular and they sell out fast.

The Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 387-6366
http://www.neonmuseum.org/