Saturday, April 24, 2010

Too big, too bright to be forgotten

Vegas, baby! It's not my kind of place, although millions of people love it. Maybe I could be persuaded to visit if the Neon Museum was part of the program. Established in 1996 as a non-profit organization to collect, preserve and study neon signs and other related artifacts emblematic of the rich history of Las Vegas, the museum has over 150 signs in their collection, each with a colorful story. What's more, there's an adjacent 'Neon Boneyard,' where enormous signs and marquees from retired Las Vegas casinos, hotels and theaters wait for a little TLC. The Neon Boneyard has been closed for improvements since February 2010, but will reopen this summer. You can schedule a tour of the museum ($15) or make an appointment to photograph the Boneyard here.

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