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  • DTLV

    Neon Museum’s Brilliant! Brings New Life to Old Lights

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    The evening show uses projectors to relight a chunk of the museum’s collection of unrestored vintage neon, synchronized to a soundtrack of Vegas classics.

  • 24/7

    Neon Museum Hosts a Studio Open House, Silverton Has a Doggie Date Nite

    By Jason R. Latham

    Plus, body builders bulk up at The Orleans, a horse show at the South Point and more.

  • Latest

    Two Restored Vegas Marquees Brighten up Neon Museum

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Earlier this month, in less than 48 hours, the Neon Museum welcomed two new family members: The signs for Jerry’s Nugget and the Liberace Museum, which had been sitting in the Boneyard dust, waiting for their moment to shine.

  • Ask a Native

    Of Motor Hotels & Neon

    By James P. Reza

    Before luxury resorts, the Strip was home to the humble motel

  • Halloween 2016

    Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum Puts the Bizarre on Display

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    The host of 'Ghost Adventures' and 'Deadly Possessions' has spent the last year and a half transforming the historic Wengert House into the Haunted Museum, a repository for the many cursed and creepy items he has collected over his years of chasing the paranormal.

  • Ask a Native

    What’s the Best Place Left to Experience Neon’s Magic?

    By James P. Reza

    Connecting us to our past and helping Las Vegans grasp a sense of place make our Neon Museum invaluable

  • The Hit List

    Explore Neon History, Da Vinci’s Last Run

    By Camille Cannon

    Some of our city’s most recognizable art is the neon signage that lines our streets. It’s only right you get enlightened at "Spectacular: A History of Las Vegas Neon" at Clark County Library on Jan. 8.

  • About Town

    The Neon Wilderness, Under Threat

    By Geoff Carter

    The section of Fremont Street from Maryland Parkway to Charleston Boulevard is, to employ a euphemism, untamed wilderness. Here is where you’ll find Fremont as it once was, and some of the most beautiful 1950s-vintage signs in this city.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Patrick Duffy, Las Vegas Art Museum President

    By Cindi Reed

    As the chief “experience” officer for Diamond Resorts International, Patrick Duffy trains the company’s 6,000 employees in the “Meaning of Yes.” The philosophy implies an openness to everything, and it’s one that Duffy is apt to embody—particularly when his focus turns to his passion: A prominent Las Vegas art collector, Duffy has more than 350 […]

  • About Town

    Mobbing the Mob Museum

    By David G. Schwartz

    When the Mob Museum opened a year ago, expectations were high. Championed by former mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman, designed by Dennis and Kathleen Barrie—the duo behind Washington, D.C.’s International Spy Museum (he also did the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland)—and set up in the old Federal Courthouse where the Kefauver Committee hearings took place in 1950, the museum was aiming for more than to be a cozy local institution. Rather, it was tasked with bringing both cultural luster and tourists Downtown.

  • Ask a Native

    What happened to the Swim-In-Pool neon sign?

    By James P. Reza

    Some folks might confuse this question to be about the sign for the Glass Pool Inn, a south-Strip motor hotel famous for its above-ground pool, and once known as the Mirage (until Steve Wynn made a cash offer the owners could not refuse). That particular pylon sign was unceremoniously stolen from the former Glass Pool site after being taken down last year. But the Swim-In-Pool sign was entirely different: a modest, animated calling card for the Martin-family owned Swim-In-Pool Supply Company, located at 1314 S. Main St. since 1962.

  • Preserving the (Neon) Light of Our Lives

    Related Content The Light Savers It’s no easy task keeping Vegas’ bright heritage off the scrap heap. But the Neon Museum’s on the case. A Legend Forged in Neon Brian “Buzz” Leming has only one regret about his 50-year career as a sign designer: that historic preservation of his beloved neon art took so long.

  • Neon Museums

    Preserving the (Neon) Light of Our Lives

    By Heidi Kyser

    Related Content The Light Savers It’s no easy task keeping Vegas’ bright heritage off the scrap heap. But the Neon Museum’s on the case. A Legend Forged in Neon Brian “Buzz” Leming has only one regret about his 50-year career as a sign designer: that historic preservation of his beloved neon art took so long. […]

  • A Legend Forged in Neon

    By Heidi Kyser

    Brian “Buzz” Leming has only one regret about his 50-year career as a sign designer: that historic preservation of his beloved neon art took so long. “The Dunes … they just knocked it down and threw it away. It was horrible,” Leming says. Three years after the 1993 Dunes implosion, the Neon Museum nonprofit was officially launched. Now, after 16 years of planning, the museum opens to the public Oct. 27.

  • Ask a Native

    What’s your favorite neon sign?

    By James P. Reza

    It’s bittersweet that most of my favorites have long been relegated to the YESCO boneyard or the Neon Museum. Generally, I like simple elegance: the red and white neon lettering of Rancho Drive’s Hill Top House Supper Club, or the sequenced animation of a girl on a slide at Main Street’s Swim-In-Pool Supply. While touring the Neon Museum, I discovered one of the best—from the Yucca Motel, formerly on Las Vegas Boulevard near Oakey—was saved after the building was razed.

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