When I was 22 I visited Vegas with my friends during spring break, and the most cultural thing we did was visit Caesar’s Palace to see where a scene from The Hangover took place. Once my mom and I booked our flights to Vegas this time around, we decided to make it a more cultural experience than my last time there.
We scoured the web for all of the “must-see” spots and the Neon Boneyard seemed to be at the top of every list. We ended up booking a 2 p.m. tour, as all of the night ones were sold out. This was probably due to the fact that quite a few of the restored neon signs light up at night time, which I would imagine looks pretty cool! The tickets were $19 each, and since this is a non-profit organization, all of the tips and profits go to maintaining the museum.
We ended up taking an Uber from our hotel (The Hard Rock) to the space and it was a little over $20 for the 25 minute ride. We noticed that Ubers were a lot cheaper than Taxis – more about this in an upcoming Vegas post 🙂 You can also try taking the shuttle bus, which would drop you off a short ways away, but as this stops almost every two minutes, I’d allot a decent amount of time if you choose to go that route.
Now I’m not one for guided tours, but this one was by far one of the most entertaining and informative “museum” experiences that I’ve had. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable about Las Vegas history, and really made it a point to make the tour interactive and exciting. While the space itself wasn’t as large as I had imagined, there were quite a few signs in the collection and each one had its own unique story.
We had such a great time looking at all of the signs and snapping these pictures during our tour. Since it was a warm day this denim halter dress was the perfect option and made for an easy transition to our other afternoon activities. I’m also loving these brown sandals, which are 30% off online right now. If you need a sandal perfect for any activity, these are are your best bet! I know they’ll take me from work, to happy hour and a day at the beach in the spring/summer months.
This is only a sneak peek at my full Las Vegas trip tour guide, so stay tuned for more tips and tricks for your next trip!