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When the classic signs of Las Vegas come down, they come here

Each year, more than 40 million people make their way to enjoy the bright lights of Las Vegas. But, what they don’t know is just 10 minutes off the strip there’s a hidden gem that will takes it back to where it all began. It’s called the Neon Museum and it’s home to some of the most iconic Las Vegas neon signs.

Before the Neon Museum was created, old signs on the strip were taken down and destroyed. But now, when visitors walk through what is called the “Neon Boneyard” they have no idea where to look first. The history of Las Vegas is staring back with thousands of signs on full display.

“It’s a snapshot at what was happening in the world at that time when you look at these signs,” says Dawn Merritt of the Neon Museum.

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