Neon Boneyard – Las Vegas, Nevada - Atlas Obscura
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas. 

The neon-lit night sky of Las Vegas is one of the iconic sights of the 20th century. It is the peculiar mix of the burlesque, kitsch, and retro modern that has marked the visual identity of an age.

Many of the most recognizable neon displays from the golden age of Las Vegas casinos have been produced by Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO). This Salt Lake City based company has for decades maintained a storage yard in Las Vegas. This 3 acre plot has over the years become a veritable boneyard of disused neon signs.

It is the final resting place of some notable pieces of Vegas history, like the original Aladdin’s lamp from the first version of Aladdin Casino, Binion’s Horseshoe, Silver Slipper and the Golden Nugget.

There are over 150 decommissioned non-restored neon signs on this location. In 2005, the La Concha Hotel, a Paul Revere Williams design, was moved up the street to serve as the museum’s visitor center. 

Know Before You Go

Tours are available daily and can be reserved online.Combo passes with the Mob Museum are available, as are local's discounts. While you can walk from Fremont Street, it's a little far and not the best part of town. Taking a tour before sunset allows you to see some of the lights to light up as well as seeing them in the light.