The neon lights of Las Vegas are disappearing and being replaced by LEDs and theater screens. To see the old Vegas—and not just a desert version of Times Square—head to the Neon Museum, or "Boneyard." Here you'll go on a walk down memory lane as enthusiastic guides relate the history of Sin City and the art of neon. Due to heat, tours are offered in the morning and evening; be sure to book in advance.
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Sin City's Bright History
Reservations required -- and no wonder. The tours at the Neon Museum sell out months in advance. A walk through the museum's famous "Boneyard" (where neon goes to die) is fascinating, from motel row to the first integrated casino (that shut almost as soon as it opened), and the Stardust, with its nuclear testing-inspired font. All of this comes alive thanks to the museum's famous docents, all art history buffs with loads of family history or other personal anecdotes.