The Neon Museum recently welcomed Nazarey David, its 1 millionth visitor. President and CEO, Rob McCoy presented her with a “Neon Museum 1,000,000” neon sign, custom-created by Hartlauer Signs for the occasion.
A Las Vegas local and museum member, David also received one night of accommodations at Wynn Las Vegas, along with dinner for two at Wazuzu and a commemorative gift box filled with merchandise from The Neon Museum store featuring some of its most iconic signs, such as the Ugly Duckling, Flamingo, Binion’s Horseshoe and Moulin Rouge.
- To date the museum has hosted:
- 10 Artist in Residence programs
- Six Scholar in Residence programs
- 45 Junior Interpreter Tours
- 16 lectures/panel discussions
- 19 working signs (17 of which are restored) and nine restored signs installed as public art.
- Total number of artifacts: 2,066
- Number of memberships: 1,000
- Visitors Fiscal Year 2013 (first year of operation): 38,561
- Visitors Fiscal Year 2019: 253,416
- More than 1 million Facebook followers—that’s twice as many as the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA) and Getty Center have.
The Neon Museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.