The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, which preserves and exhibits iconic Las Vegas signs, is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, but offers several ways to stay engaged and #NeonMuseumFromHome including a web-based app, YouTube channel, social media platform, blog and e-newsletter.
The Neon Museum’s free web-based app lets users learn about select signs housed in its Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. The term “boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where signs and items no longer in use are stored. Anyone with a computer or smart phone can access the app via the website using the password NEON.
The museum’s app also spotlights 25 of the collection’s most popular artifacts and pieces from the exhibition Lost Vegas: Tim Burton The Neon Museum. Comprising of photos, text and audio narration, the app includes fun facts, history and anecdotes about the following signs: Hard Rock Cafe guitar, Golden Nugget, Moulin Rouge, Fitzgerald’s, Sassy Sally’s, Yucca Motel, Nevada Motel, Chief Hotel Court, Steiner Cleaners, Doc & Eddy’s, the Red Barn, Anderson Dairy, Green Shack, Treasure Island, Wedding Information, Aladdin, Jerry’s Nugget, Stardust, Riviera, Frontier, La Concha sign and Ugly Duckling.
Remote visitors can also watch videos of The Neon Museum’s signs and exhibits, including features on Lost Vegas: Tim Burton The Neon Museum and “Strings Of Neon,” the Hard Rock Cafe Guitar restoration documentary, available at the museum’s YouTube channel.
Users interested in learning more about the signs can also access The Neon Museum blog, which includes articles dedicated to a variety of topics, including “Lost Signs of Las Vegas,” “How Many Signs Light Up?” and “Days of Luxor Past: The Neon Museum’s Most Enigmatic Sign.”
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is situated on a 2.27-acre campus and houses the outdoor Neon Boneyard exhibition space; the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!;” the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas.
For tour schedules and more information visit neonmuseum.org. Don’t miss more virtual touring options such as “Travel to Mexico—From Your Couch” for activities such as yoga and cooking lessons from a chef, and more.