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Neon museum lights up Las Vegas

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  November 28, 2012 10:37 AM

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By Kari Bodnarchuk, Globe Correspondent

More than 150 neon signs from Las Vegas casinos, restaurants, and shops dating to the 1930s are on display at the city’s Neon Museum. This venue includes a two-acre outdoor area called the Neon Boneyard with a kitschy and colorful assemblage of neon signs (the world’s largest collection), and the new La Concha Visitors Center, which is located in the newly restored La Concha Motel lobby, a seashell-shaped architectural beauty that was saved from demolition and moved to this site. One-hour public tours run every half-hour Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the last tour leaves at 4p.m. Adults $18; students, seniors, veterans, and Nevada residents $12; children age 6 and under free. Advance purchase recommended.  702-387-6366, www.neonmuseum.org 

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