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42 selecttraveler.com J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 NEON MUSEUM L A S V E G A S Most people who have traveled to Las Vegas remember the glittering neon lights that characterize the city, but few consider what happens to the electric signs and logos that line the streets after businesses close or re- place them. e Neon Museum opened in 2012 after more than a decade of collecting and restoring some of Sin City's most iconic signage. Now displaying a colorful, outdoor assortment of some 200 signs, the Neon Boneyard features pieces from historic casinos like Stardust, Sahara, Fla- mingo, Golden Nugget and Aladdin. As groups explore this whimsical setting, they will learn about the unique histories of the signs, from the intricate yucca flower design of the Yucca Hotel to the animated Steiner Cleaners happy shirt. One famous item is the Moulin Rouge sign from the Moulin Rouge casino-hotel, designed by the late artist Betty Willis. Willis was also re- sponsible for producing the legendary "Wel- come to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign on Las Vegas Boulevard. e Neon Boneyard is a popular spot for selfies and engagement photos, particularly in front of the restored "Wedding Informa- tion" sign. Visitors are encouraged to pur- chase tickets in advance, since tours are lim- ited in size. W W W . N E O N M U S E U M . O R G A yoga class at the Neon Museum A wedding at the Neon Museum Photos courtesy Neon Museum

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