Everyone loves a pretty neon sign, but have you ever seen a neon sign boneyard? When in Las Vegas, we highly recommend a visit to the Neon Sign Bone Yard. When they demolish a hotel in Las Vegas, inevitably, the old neon signs end up here.
The Neon Sign Museum is located on Las Vegas Blvd. just north of Fremont Street and downtown. It has tours daily and some evenings, as well as special events. They also have photography evenings when you can bring in a tripod. When making an on-line reservation, pick the kind of tour that you want or call them for more information. Back in 2018, we went on the tour at dusk where they light up the restored signs. It was super fun and we shot for about an hour.
Even if you can not get into an evening tour, this is a really fun place to explore. Most of the signs are too big to really capture in one frame, so looking for details and close-ups is a good strategy. I recommend a zoom lens. I used my Fujinon 18-135 mm lens which gave me plenty of range and options to go wide or close-up.
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