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Signs of the times

Posted by guest  November 14, 2007 10:20 AM

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Taxi drivers can be such great resources for local information. On a trip to Vegas, one driver told me about a quirky “museum” that I never would have found on my own. The Neon Boneyard, also called the Neon Graveyard, is a fenced-in area downtown (at the corner of McWilliams and Encanto streets) with dozens of neon signs that once lighted up casinos, hotels, motels, and businesses along The Strip. The nonprofit Neon Museum has refurbished about a dozen signs and put them on display around town.
You can only tour the Neon Boneyard by making advance reservations (call 702-387-6366) or simply do what I did: find something to stand on (luckily, an abandoned shopping cart happened to be nearby) and peer over the fence into the “graveyard.”

Posted by Kari Bodnarchuk, Globe Correspondent

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