Neon Museum to Welcome 1 Millionth Visitor Nov. 26, 4:30 P.M.

Neon Museum to Welcome 1 Millionth Visitor Nov. 26, 4:30 P.M.
The Neon Museum will welcome its 1 millionth visitor, who will be presented with a “Neon Museum 1,000,000” neon sign, custom-created by Hartlauer Signs for the occasion.

The lucky visitor will also receive 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.

– The Neon Museum becomes a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
2002 – Separated from the City of Las Vegas
2006 – La Concha lobby moves to the museum site
2008 – La Concha lobby reconstructed
2011 – Neon Boneyard Park constructed
2012 – October 27: La Concha Motel Lobby rehabilitation and Neon Museum Visitor Center grand opening.  Featured three restored signs – H-wall, La Concha and Sahara “R”
2013 – Installed ground lighting and began offering night tours.
2014 – North Gallery opens for events, photo shoots, and educational programs.
2015 – First conservation effort which was a crowdfunding campaign to repaint the Desert Rose sign. First Artist in Residence program offered.
2016 – Opening of Ne10 – home of the Neon Museum’s administrative offices. Partnership with MRG and opening of larger retail space on the Neon Museum campus.
2017 – Purchase of property next to La Concha (formerly known as the L.A. Street Market); razed to make room for additional sign storage.  Began crowdfunding for Hard Rock Café guitar restoration. First Boneyard Ball honoring Jan Jones Blackhurst.
2018 – Launch of Brilliant! in the North Gallery. Since launch nearly 100,000 visitors have seen it.
2019 – Hard Rock Café guitar installed in Boneyard. Third Boneyard Ball honoring Tim Burton.


  • 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 26
4:30 p.m.

The Neon Museum
700 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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