Going Downtown in Las Vegas to the Neon Museum

A trip to Las Vegas conjures images of pool parties, casinos and drive-thru weddings not visits to Museums! But whilst I love all those Vegas activities, every time I visit I try and adventure a little off the strip to find some of the other wonders that surround the city. There is so much to explore around Las Vegas that doesn’t involve the Strip, including great hiking, art installations, camping in an RV Rental, the Hoover Dam, and more!

I discovered one of my favorite off Strip activities when I took a trip downtown to The Neon Museum, a non-profit museum founded in 1996 to showcase a collection of iconic signs from Las Vegas hotels and strip and to preserve the history of these important pieces.

Due to the nature of the exhibit the museum is only open for 1 hour guided tours which should be booked well in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment. The tour includes a detailed history of the signs and the opportunity to capture some pretty awesome pictures at the same time! So next time you are in Vegas, make sure to find some time between the partying to visit!

Enjoy my photo tour of some of the best signs at the Neon Museum below:











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    August 1, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks so cool! I have yet to get to Las Vegas – I missed it this trip, but hope to get there next time. Definitely will add this place to my things to do in Vegas.

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      Becky van Dijk
      August 5, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Thanks Soraya! Vegas is super fun, but there are some awesome places away from the strip too! Let me know if you ever want tips!

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    August 1, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve been to vegas over a dozen times and have never done this! I will need to visit on my next trip to vegas! Thanks for sharing!

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      Becky van Dijk
      August 5, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Christine! You should definitely make your way there it was so cool!

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    Shereen @ Shereen Travels Cheap
    August 10, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Great pics! I loved the Neon Museum. I hope to go back again for a night tour to see the signs lit up. Downtown LV is so interesting.

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      Becky van Dijk
      October 9, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks so Shereen! This place was really cool, I will try the night tour too when I go back!

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