The Neon Museum opens Oct. 27 in Las Vegas after more than 15 years of planning. The institution is dedicated to preserving the city’s most distinctive architectural landmarks—150 neon signs dating from the 1930s. It’s the largest collection of neon signs in the world, housed inside the 2-acre Neon Boneyard, with iconic signs from the city’s most celebrated properties such as Moulin Rouge, Desert Inn and the Stardust.
The museum’s Visitors Center is situated inside the preserved, seashell-shaped La Concha Motel lobby. The Midcentury Modern architectural masterpiece was designed by architect Paul Revere Williams.
“There’s renewed interest in old Las Vegas and the rediscovery of the historical downtown area,” says Bill Marion, chair of Neon Museum’s Board of Trustees. ”The Neon Museum will play a major role in this renaissance by bringing new visitors to downtown Las Vegas.”
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