Las Vegas’ most interesting cultural attraction is not on The Strip. It’s the Neon Museum, which finally opened its new visitors center last weekend inside the lobby of the former La Concha Motel, a Googie masterpiece designed by Paul Williams. The Downtown Vegas museum, which opened in 1996, includes a boneyard containing over 150 neon signs from hotels, motels, roadside attractions, and businesses, dating back to the 1930s. Some of our favorites include the Atomic Age Stardust Hotel sign and a freestanding sign of a man known as the “Mullet Man.” The museum has also installed some of its signs along Las Vegas Boulevard and on Fremont Street. More pix from the boneyard below.Inside the Neon Boneyard. (Neon Museum) Stardust Hotel sign. (Neon Museum) Mullet Man. (Neon Museum) Golden Nugget. (Neon Museum)
The Neon Museum’s new Visitor’s Center, inside the lobby of Paul Williams’ La Concha Hotel.