Neon Museum Completes Demolition for Expansion

It was just a couple of weeks ago that the Las Vegas Neon Museum announced it would be expanding to an adjoining lot.

Here’s what the site looked like as demolition commenced.

Neon Museum

Fun fact: If you hold the Neon Museum’s visitor center up to your ear, you can hear the ocean.

The neighboring building, the dilapidated L.A. Street Market, has already been removed, making way for an additional .27-acres of neon signs. That might not sound like a lot of space, but it will allow the Neon Museum to display 30-40 signs which have been in storage.

Here’s what the expansion space looks like now.

Neon Museum

The Neon Museum displays about 200 signs. That’s a lot. (We’ll wait.)

The signs are expected to include those from the Las Vegas Club, Spearmint Rhino, Longhorn Casino, Sahara Saloon, Opera House Saloon and Riviera.

Neon Museum

The Neon Museum was founded in 1996. Which is odd, since we didn’t even realize it was losted.

The Neon Museum expansion is happening due to a $425,000 grant from the City of Las Vegas.

Also planned for the new space is an open-air exhibit and events space.

Useless neon trivia: Neon was discovered after krypton and before xenon, and it’s the fifth most abundant element in the universe.

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  • RustyHammer

    They should include an on-site restaurant that serves casserole, that would really drive business to their museum. Anyone want to bring a Giordano’s franchise to the museum?

    • Photoncounter

      Only if I can get my casserole made with sliced panda and topped with fried crickets.

      • Scott Roeben

        OK, now these are getting dark!

    • Lewmoore

      Every post huh? Ok then.

      • Scott Roeben

        Can’t not.

      • RustyHammer

        No, try to pay attention.

  • Bouldersteve

    Spearmint Rhino. Nice that they have a least one strip club sign

    • Scott Roeben

      Yeah, odd choice. It’s not exactly a classic sign.