If it wasn’t because of BIGBANG, I wouldn’t have discovered this museum. It strike my mind when I know that I’m going to Las Vegas, I remember they filmed their Tonight Music Video in Las Vagas that was released in 2011!
I was actually dying to find out which hotel they filmed at, I’m guessing it’s Mandalay Bay(also the venue where they held their MADE Tour concert in Las Vegas), but seriously I only get 3 days to do my research T.T and it seems like not much VIP tracked BIGBANG footprint in Las Vegas, but the Neon Museum is still an interesting place to visit!
I believed all of us are familiar with all these neon lightings right? We saw it on US blockbuster, drama, it’s the hotel signage, the restaurant signage etc.
Neon lighting was invented in the early 1900s and was used throughout the century, mostly for advertising purposes. I was told by our tour guide in Neon Museum that when the first Neon Signage was up in Las Vegas strip, it caused a huge traffic jam.
VIP surely familiar with all these scenes in Tonight M/V!
The Neon Museum is located near to downtown in Las Vegas, near to the Fremont Street. It’s within walking distance, about 300 meters away.
To visit the Neon Museum, you will have to book the guided tour through their website. Visitors are not allowed to go into the museum without reservation as you will need a guide to guide you through the museum. The museum is a very small museum with all neon signs collections.
Tours are available seven days a week and tour times vary based on the season. Please note, the Neon Boneyard is an outdoor collection, so please dress appropriately for the weather. It features seven restored signs.
The first guided tour starts at 10.00am and the last night tour at 8.30pm.
NOTE: Book your ticket in ADVANCE, 3 days to 1 week in advance, due to limited quantity per 1 guided tour, it often sell-out.
Ticket prices for day tours are $18 for general admission; seniors 65+, students, active military, veterans and Nevada residents are $12 (valid ID required for each discounted ticket: must show current ID upon arrival).
Ticket prices for night tours are $25 for general admission; seniors 65+, students, active military, veterans and Nevada residents are $22 (valid ID required for each discounted ticket: must show current ID upon arrival).
BEFORE YOU VISIT, PLEASE BE ADVISED:
- No backpacks, camera bags, large bags, additional camera lenses, monopods, selfie sticks or tripods are allowed on tours.
- No alcohol.
- No weapons.
- We are accessible in accordance with ADA (AA) requirements. Service animals only are allowed.
- We recommend visitors wear closed-toe shoes.
- Neon Boneyard tours are guided tours; visitors must remain with their guide and group. The yard contains broken glass and rusty metal. Visitors are advised to be aware of their surroundings at all times for their safety and for the safety of our collection.
- No smoking, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff is allowed.
- Museum-appropriate attire required.
- Tour guests arriving more than 20 minutes late may forfeit their place on the tour.
- ANYONE FAILING TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES WILL KINDLY BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
You can take as many photos as you want for personal use. But if you are interested in conducting a photo shoot at the Neon Museum, you can book the museum for the photo shoot at Book a Photo Shoot page.
How to get to Neon Museum?
If you’re living somewhere near Las Vegas strip, near to the all the hotels (Bellagio, Planet Hollywood etc.), then you will have to take a cab to the museum. The museum is somewhere near downtown Fremont Street, which is also near to Las Vegas Premium Outlet Store. 😀