So… I was weeding my garden… again… ha! I really was. But the sun was too bright to capture what I was doing, so today I’m going to risk gardening vs Vegas one more time, (LOL) and take you to one place in Las Vegas I couldn’t wait to blast through the gates to!
This is where old neon signs go to retire. And what better place than pretty much the neon capital of the world.
Before I left on this trip, I had searched ‘what to do in Vegas’, and this popped up. And then Bliss Ranch told me she went there too. <— now that is one funny review!
Well… that’s all I needed to hear. It was officially on my MUST VISIT list.
Meegan, from What Meegan Makes picked me up from my hotel for this adventure!
Here is the post Meegan did. She caught some really different signs!
And I am soooo grateful. Las Vegas was amazing… but staying in all the glitz and glamour and gambling and heavy party atmosphere the entire time had me feeling a little out of place.
But this?! THIS was cool!
I wanted a LOT more time to play around with angles and neat shots.
(Well, now that I just went back to their website, I guess you can, but for grad pictures and stuff. I should have brought a grad hat!)
But we only had moments, so we had to click fast and dash ahead to keep up with the group.
And more than once, the leader cornered around a bend of tangled neon to see where in the world I was… oops. 🙂
But I will say, the guided tour had you taking some great pictures without people in them, so there’s that. And our guide sure knew her stuff. She did a great job hitting on the history of the signs.
There’s such a richness to this type of art. I could have photographed here all day. I mean, even the areas with scratched off paint are amazing.
I think these were untaped.
There are also night time tours. It would have been fun to venture back, but daytime is better for pictures, so I’m happy with our choice. I mean, they are beautiful!
Check this skull head out. Isn’t it MASSIVE?
Many of the signs that come here are either donated, or are brought in when they are discarded or replaced. It was interesting to see a few you’d recognize.
And I wish I could show you them, but I am certain I have a camera card full of these pictures I can’t seem to find. These were all on my iPhone. Thank goodness…
It was a fascinating tour, and one a veteran signmaker or junker can appreciate for sure!
The drive to the museum is approx 20ish minutes from the strip. You’ll need to prepurchase a tour ticket online before your arrival.
If I ever locate that camera card, I’ll add a few more you’ll recognize!
Did you know this place existed? Have you been?
Read about my other Las Vegas adventures HERE