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October 18, 2017

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Joe Downtown: Neon Museum extending weekend hours


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Signs from Las Vegas’s past are seen during the grand opening of the Neon Museum Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Map of Neon Museum

Neon Museum

770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas’ popular neon sign graveyard, The Neon Museum, is extending weekend hours to meet demand.

Tours will now be offered Sundays, every half hour, beginning at 10 a.m.

A nonprofit organization, the Neon Museum consists of three parts, the Neon Boneyard, Downtown Gallery and Las Vegas Signs project.

More than 150 rescued, unrestored neon signs from the 1930s on rest in the boneyard over two acres. The Downtown Gallery and Signs Project are not in the museum but consist of 15 restored signs installed as public art on medians of Las Vegas Boulevard between Washington Street and Sahara Avenue, and on Fremont Street at Las Vegas Boulevard.

One-hour tours are Monday through Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Reservations are recommended. Prices are $18 for general admission; $12 for seniors, students, military and Nevada residents; children under 6 are free. (The museum will be closed Wednesday, April 10, for a special event.)

Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.

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