You may have heard of the Neon Museum “Boneyard,” which houses more than 150 historic Las Vegas signs. It is located at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard N.
While touring the boneyard will cost you the price of admission, there are other locations where you can view and photograph a number of the Neon museum’s prized pieces, absolutely free!
In 2009, the stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Washington Avenue became one of only three urban streets in the United States to be named a Federal Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Las Vegas Signs Project, a partnership between the Neon Museum and the City of Las Vegas, aims to install restored signs from the museum’s collection along this area in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
A total of 9 restored historical neon signs from the Museum’s collection are currently on display as public art.
In 1996, the Caballero on a Palomino sign from the Hacienda Hotel (also known as the Horse and Rider) was the first sign restored and installed as public art as part of the Fremont Street sign gallery at the corner of Fremont St. and Las Vegas Blvd.
Today, it joins eight other restored neon signs currently on display as part of the Las Vegas Signs project: the Silver Slipper, the Bow & Arrow Motel and Binion’s Horseshoe were installed in 2009 near the La Concha Visitors’ Center at the McWilliams Avenue intersection; Society Cleaners, the Lucky Cuss Hotel, and the Normandie Hotel were added in 2012 at the Ogden Street intersection.
Atomic Liquors was installed at Garces Street and Las Vegas Boulevard and the Landmark Hotel sign was installed on Paradise Road near the site of the imploded casino.