Neon Boneyard is an outdoor museum dedicated to the collection and restoration of neon signs from Las Vegas’ storied past. I took the night tour on December 19th and was fortunate to have a guide who was an art historian and a Las Vegas native. Our guide talked about each sign’s unique story, the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history. The collection chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930’s to the present day. As one would expect, the Neon Boneyard is a colorful place at night. Many of the signs are illuminated with colored lights while awaiting expensive restoration, to give an approximate representation of the sign’s past splendor. It is a most interesting and beautiful experience I recommend to anyone interested in the history of Las Vegas.
All images were taken in available light with Nikon D750 w/ Nikon AF 28-105mm f1:3.5-4.5D in RAW format processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.7.