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the neon boneyard

May 14, 2017

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We went to Vegas about 2 weeks ago and had a blast! Even though our time there was short, we managed to squeeze in a few things we really wanted to do and see. Every time we visited this place, we caught a shuttle to our hotel and stayed on the strip. I don’t know why, but neither Griffin or I ever thought there would be anything cool outside that dazzling street of bright lights and casinos galore. Thanks to all the cool peeps on Instagram, I clearly saw we were missing out. This time around we rented a car and had the chance to wander around Vegas, checking out cool places and enjoying the sun.

Besides visiting Seven Magic Mountains, The Pawn Shop, and riding the New York Rollercoaster, we got tickets to the Neon Museum! Holy cow it was awesome. The hour long tour was actually super awesome. At first I was a little bummed that I couldn’t just walk through on my own and snap a millions picks, but the tour guide was so nice and informative, I learned more about Vegas history in that hour than I ever did in school, haha.

Every sign was rich in history and absolutely incredible. You know it’s good when your boyfriend is all excited and reminds you of the cool facts as we walk about Vegas, ha! Some of the signs were deconstructed and you really got a feel of the sheer mass of these things…and all the little bulbs that needed maintenance every. damn. day. I seriously can’t even with that.

After being educated like none other at this museum, we decided to visit downtown Vegas that night. It’s about 20 minutes from the strip and totally worth it. We loved the Fremont Street Experience! It was weird and funny and loud, but in a good way. Seriously, just go!

Even with a few minor hiccups at the beginning, I think this was one of our best trips to Vegas and now we have a different attitude about the culture and history. If you come back to this desert, don’t pass up this boneyard!

 

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  1. The Purley Girly

    May 15th, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I absolutely loved the Neon Museum, we went on a night tour and it was lovely to see some of them working. You definitely have to get tickets in advance because the tours get booked up quite early, but it’s a great thing to see in Vegas

  2. Alyson

    May 15th, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I really wanted to so the night tour, but we just didn’t have time! It was so mind blowing seeing all the signs up close!

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