The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum
4.5
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Displaying over 250 retired signs of casinos and businesses from all over town, the Neon Museum offers a peek into old Vegas. On a tour through the museum's two-acre courtyard, you’ll see gigantic, glitzy signs and learn more about their history. You can also watch the Brilliant! Jackpot show, a fantastic augmented reality experience that reanimates 40 of the neon signs in the museum. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for souvenirs, as well as the visitor's center which is located inside the former La Concha Hotel lobby. Though open from mid-afternoon, the Neon Museum looks even more spectacular after sunset when the signs are lit up. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Dave L
    Queensbury, New York45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really fun museum!
    I wasn't completely sure of quite what to expect here. I was pleasantly surprised to get a bit of a history lesson in addition to seeing many of these very interesting signs. We did both experiences and enjoyed both of them. If I had to pick only one, I'd say the guided tour would have been my favorite. I remembered seeing many of these signs up and while's there's a high nostalgia factor, I really think most people would enjoy this experience.
    Thank you for visiting! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed taking in the rich history of the iconic Las Vegas signs. Thank you for taking a moment to provide a review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • ingrida730
    North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Experience fro All Ages
    Went with our 3 young adults (16, 19, 20) and we all had a good time. The tour lasted about 40 minutes and our guide was able to give us some information about the signs. We went after the Mob museum and it was interesting for us to tie together some of the history of Vegas and the people who shaped it. We chose to skip the North Gallery. We timed our tickets so we get there during daylight but the tour started at sunset and it was dark by the time we completed it. I thought it was interesting to see the lights at the different times.
    Hello and thank you for visiting. We have a great group of docents and we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience on your tour. Thanks again for visiting and taking the time to provide a review. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Holiday-Lady25
    Sunderland, United Kingdom1,542 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Amazing
    What an amazing place loved our visit here. There was a storm in the area when we had booked our tour but everything was sorted and we booked on a later tour that night. Sarah was amazing and even thou some people were not happy about the situation Sarah kept her cool and just want to give her a shout out. The museum was cool our guide knew so much information about the signs and history of them you got loads of information in the 45 minutes while we walked round and got loads of opportunities for getting great photos. A must visit for everyone.
    Thank you for visiting and taking a moment to provide a review about your experience at The Neon Museum! We are sorry the recent storm changed your original plans but we are glad to hear Sarah was able to take great care of you. We are very happy that you enjoyed taking in the rich history of the iconic Las Vegas signs. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
    Written 23 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Ryan & Anthony
    Atlanta, Georgia191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Came here with small group and had a blast! All the history in the signs and hearing about Vegas in the past was amazing. We had Bob as a tour guide and he was beyond knowledgeable and a great story teller. He really made the entire experience better.
    Hello and thank you so much for visiting! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit taking in the rich history of Las Vegas through our signs. Our docents take great pride in their work so we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Bob. Thank you again for visiting and your support of the Museum. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
    Written 5 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • betsnow
    Tucson, Arizona2,055 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful way to spend an hour!
    What a great way to spend an hour and see the preservation of decades worth of Las Vegas history through neon signs! We did the self-guided tour during the day and while the signs were not lit up, we were there more to immerse ourselves in years worth of iconic signs of years gone by. The boneyard was well laid out, with lots of reference along the way. The experience is nostalgic, and gives you a great sense of history on some of the older signs (e.g. Moulin Rouge). We absolutely loved our visit and supporting the non-profit focused on conservation of Las Vegas casino history.
    Wow, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to provide such a detailed (and kind!) review about your experience at The Neon Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Las Vegas history through our signs. Thank you for supporting the Museum and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
    Written 5 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Hannah S
    Nottingham, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    We highly recommend visiting this museum, it was a great visit. We’d booked the tour and the ‘brilliant’ extra and it was just that. So well organised, such knowledgeable and approachable staff it was a lovely evening well spent. The signs are set out really well too, it really brought the old vegas back to life.
    We're so glad you were able to visit the Museum! We are happy you enjoyed your visit learning more about the history behind the signs. Thanks for your support and taking the time to provide your feedback. Thank you for visiting and the recommendation. We hope we'll see you back again soon!
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Laurence_Brussels
    Montreal, Canada453 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great night tour, the show, not so much
    It was our 1st time at the museum and we opted for the night tour and show afterwards. We really liked the tour, and it's definitely nicer to visit the museum at night. However, we found the show really underwhelming (and from the body language of other people in the group, we were not alone). Also our guide to the enclosed area where the show takes place was very bossy and unpleasant. I suppose it's an act, but we didn't find it funny and it made us uncomfortable. Finally don't bother to take your cameras, except for phones, they don't allow them.
    Hello and thank you for visiting The Neon Museum. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our guided tour learning more about the history of Las Vegas through our signs. We’re disappointed to learn that Brilliant! Jackpot was not what you had hoped for. The show reanimates 40 iconic vintage signs through projections to create a 360-degree audiovisual experience, which is usually a fan favorite. We are however, sorry you did not enjoy it. We appreciate your support of the museum and taking a moment to provide your feedback. We are always striving to improve our guest experience.
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Misstish1978
    Merrillville, Indiana28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After visiting so many times we finally made it. It was very nostalgic and fun. We did both tours at night and enjoyed.
    Finally made it to the neon museum and loved it did both tours at night. This is something I’ve wanted to do for 29 years. It’s interesting history and cool to see the signs up close. The new artist did an amazing job with the new exhibit, very cool to see old signs that no longer work lite up. The music and the video was cool too. The old hotel the gift shop and office are in are very neat too see and even the courtyard next too it where you wait for the 2nd tour, which I’m assuming at one time held the pool. Our tour guide Trinity was amazing, and the other guide was nice too I can’t remember her name though.
    Hello and thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to provide an honest review about your experience at The Neon Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the guided tour taking in the rich history of Las Vegas through our signs. Our docents take great pride in their work so we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Trinity. We are glad you were finally able to visit and had a great time! Thank you again for visiting and supporting the Museum. We hope to see you visiting us again soon!
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • LCDQueen
    162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect evening in the boneyard!
    Leah was our guide - she was really engaging, knowledgeable and kept it fun! When we first saw that it was a tour - I was more hesitant. I had just wanted to go in and check out the cool signs at night. We'd have missed SO MUCH if we would have just read signs along the way. We learned so much, have a greater appreciation of the history of Vegas through signage and the legacy these beauties leave behind.
    Hello! What a wonderful review of your experience. Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to provide a review about The Neon Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the guided tour taking in the rich history of Las Vegas through our signs. Our docents take great pride in their work so we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Leah. Thank you again for visiting and your support of the Museum. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
    Written 20 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Kate R
    Sydney, Australia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly captivating experience
    My visit to the Neon Museum in Las Vegas in October 2023 was a truly captivating experience. This outdoor museum is a remarkable tribute to the city's vibrant history and a must-see attraction. The collection of vintage neon signs in the museum offers a journey into the heart of old Las Vegas. Every sign carries a piece of the city's legacy, representing former hotels, businesses, and iconic spots that once adorned the streets. I joined one of the guided tours, and I was amazed by the wealth of knowledge and passion our guide brought to the experience. The stories behind the signs came to life, making the tour all the more engaging. For photography enthusiasts, the Neon Museum is a paradise. The signs, especially when they come to life in the evening, present endless opportunities for striking photographs. Whether you're a professional or just a casual photographer, you'll find inspiration in every corner. Be mindful that the museum is an outdoor venue, so prepare accordingly for the weather. Las Vegas can get quite hot during the day, so dress comfortably and stay hydrated. To avoid disappointment, I highly recommend reserving your tickets in advance, as this attraction tends to draw a crowd. If you have the chance, visit in the evening when the signs are illuminated. The colors and ambiance during this time are truly enchanting, making it an ideal choice. Before you leave, don't forget to explore the museum's gift shop. It's stocked with a variety of neon sign-themed souvenirs, offering you the perfect way to remember your visit.
    Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to provide such a detailed review about your experience at The Neon Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Las Vegas history through our signs. Our docents take great pride in giving their tours so we will be sure to pass along your kind words to the team. Thank you for supporting the Museum and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
    Written 20 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 October 2023
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Spottedteapot
London, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Having read most of the recent reviews it seems the main gripe is the entrance fee. Coming from the UK we found everything in Vegas expensive and at $30 per head this is at the lower end. Probably our mistake was to go during the middle of the day as the whole point of neon lights is just that. Lights ! All that said it was a fascinating half hour wander through the city’s history and the several badged attendants were so interesting and helpful giving us an insight to the signs and the background to old Vegas. I wonder if they were actually volunteers as paid staff are rarely as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as some of these folks.
We had no problem getting in although security does seem rather over the top for a small off Strip attraction. The special Tim Burton exhibit was interesting but I was disappointed not to be allowed my small point and shoot camera as my ‘phone is too old to be useful for anything other than making calls.
Written 25 February 2020
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Emma
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
$30 to get in and you don't even get to see everything, you have to pay another $24 to see the other part of the museum. A group of people in front of us had obviously just gotten married and had a tiny silk bouquet with them and a backpack. They were told they weren't allowed the backpack or flowers as they're considered to be props. You're also not allowed to take in proper cameras, only allowed to take photos on phones. The entire thing can be looked at in 5 minutes maximum and if it wasn't for the Tim Burton addition, which still doesn't justify the price, it would be a 2 minute thing. There are far too many staff. There were literally staff stood around doing nothing and then just stood at the doors to walk you from one door to another and one each to open or close a door respectively. Wish I could get my money and time back. I'm not even going to add any photos to this review because everything on the reviews already is everything there is and it's hard to get a good photo of a sign especially if it's big because of the narrow paths and cramped area where everything is. Save your money and do literally anything else.
Written 20 February 2020
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Lucy P
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
My husband and I visited the museum with much excitement - unfortunately we left very disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, there were a few cool signs but $30 USD per person is extremely overpriced! The yard is small, taking us 15 mins to walk around, alot of the signs were not working and were either on their side or upside down. We were told only 19 of the signs in the whole museum were functional but it didn’t even seem that many. To access the other area you then have to buy a separate $24 USD ticket.
Don’t get me wrong, a good experience in itself - just ridiculously overpriced!
Written 10 February 2020
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Donovan C
Ashville, OH384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
When your in Vegas, take a break from gambling and hit this place!! You will get a bit of a history lesson along with a visual experience that is second to none! You can book varying degrees of tours. It can be a bit pricey depending on what you choose, but it was well worth the price of admission. I recommend visiting at night to get the best viewing experience. You have to book ahead of time as the tours are timed and they only let so many people in at a time. It is all booked on line too. The tour that takes you through the restored and working portions is about 45 minutes long but what you get to see and what learn about Vegas is incredible! The light show in the bone yard is one of the most visually stimulating things I’ve seen, the old unrestored signs come to life and live again through modern technology, it’s absolutely a joy to see!! Take time from the casinos and GO!!!
Written 20 November 2020
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Suki H
United States27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
10 of us went to visit the Neon Museum because a couple of us had seen good reviews on line about it. It was 30 dollars admission and took us about 20 minutes to go through it. We all agreed it was not worth it and looked like a junk yard. Admission should have been 5 dollars if that. I rarely write bad reviews but felt I had to warn people about this rip off.
Written 28 January 2020
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Rochelle H
Sao Paulo, SP37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The Neon Museum is great... I went at dusk/sunset, as this was recommended by several people. Definitely a good decision as you get to appreciate the lights in different... lights. Ha.

First up, the guide (whose name I don't know, but a woman with a shaved head) was amazing. She knows how to tell a story, how to add jokes, how to keep the crowd engaged with the history she's telling. Few times have I seen a group so engaged with the guide and actively listening. She's great.

The mix of working and non-working lights is beautiful if you know how to appreciate it. To me it seems like 50% or more were working, so I wouldn't listen to some of the reviews complaining about that. Even when they're not working, you can still appreciate the art of them, in my opinion. The working lights are beautiful.

Some people have complained about the cost, and I have some trouble understanding that. The Neon Museum is a non-profit and uses the funds to restore these lights and these pieces of history. To me, the $30 is more than going to good use, especially when you see the size of these signs and the sheer antiquity of the design... it's like people think the restoration is as simple as sticking some light bulbs in them. To me the cost is totally worth contributing to restoring such wonderful remnants of past times and the beginnings of such a curious and unique place. The stories around these lights and the ability to hopefully some day see some of the older signs lit up is more than worth it.

I fully recommend the visit if you enjoy being taken back in time and marveling at how fun and creative we humans can be.
Written 29 January 2022
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Hi Rochelle! Wow, thank you so much for the kind words and wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we are delighted to hear you had a great time at the museum. Our staff take pride in telling the story of the museum and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the guided tour. We are proud to collect, preserve, study and exhibit the iconic Las Vegas signs with our community and the world. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 29 January 2022
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Nicola B
Horsham, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This year was my first time visiting the Neon Museum due to my love of all things Tim Burton and him having an exhibit here. Truth is I don't know why I hadn't been before as this place is awesome! We got 4pm tickets for the boneyard and 5.30 tickets for Brilliant. By the time we came out of the Brilliant show (Which as in the title is BRILLIANT) the sun had set and the Neons all took on a new dimetion which was wonderful. The little hidden gems of Tim Burton dotted around the Neons was fab for me, love this place and now recommend anyone going to Vegas to go have a look.
Written 21 January 2020
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XMurphy
East Greenwich, RI106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We paid for both the museum (Tim Burton exhibit) and the show. We bought our tickets in advance and went right at dusk (it was dark by the end of our hour). We enjoyed seeing both the old neon signs as well as the Tim Burton pieces. We saw everything in about 45 minutes. We then went over to the light show. We really enjoyed it (my husband, 6 year old, and I). The combination of music and lights was very fun. Overall, it is pricey to visit both the museum and the show (~$55 per person) but we thought it was definitely worth the price to visit once. A different thing to do in Vegas and we enjoyed it!
Written 28 February 2020
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Samayra C
Lancaster, PA8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not worth the $30 per person. Nice place to visit, but too expensive. We visited today, 2/6 and it took us between 10-15 minutes (including the gift shop). I know it’s a non profit and they need the ticket profits to keep the place running, but I believe they would have more visitors if it was a bit less. This is not affordable for a family.
Written 6 February 2020
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WickedCakes
Columbus, OH1,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw there was a Tim Burton exhibit at the museum, but happy to go to one of the TB exhibits! First off, I have wanted to go to the neon museum for ages but every time I had looked at entry prices, it seemed more expensive than it was this time around, I swear it was $50 to go last year, but I could be wrong on that. Anyway, it was a real treat to see the place although a lot smaller than I thought it was. I thought it’d be a lot bigger. At least the boneyard. I can only imagine that they have way more retired signs than what they had even though there was a bit. It’s nice to see the old Vegas signs.
Written 21 January 2020
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