Pictured: Sin City’s neon graveyard where rusting cowboys, Indians and martini glasses finally see their rest
Once sparkling beacons bringing gamblers, travellers and pleasure-seekers home, even with their lights long out, their messages of sin and adult play still glow.
Salvaged from the hotels and casinos lining Las Vegas' strip since the 1930s, it'd be a unique kind of graveyard, dubbed the Neon Boneyard, they'd be laid to rest in today.
While no light shines forever, fortunately for these thousands of clear and coloured bulbs dotting and formerly prancing over 100 signs at the city’s Neon Museum, they don't have to for visitors to experience some of the city's most iconic and historic lights.
A true graveyard featuring its own course of decay, visitors are advised to wear closed-toed shoes in fear of rusty metal and broken glass potentially lining the two-acre outdoor museum.
But they promise to take visitors back in time with the earliest signs rescued from the Young Electric Sign Company after their disposal and gradual wear in the elements.
Not all stripped of their electric flare, the museum also has a collection of 16 fully-refurbished signs lining Freemont Street at Las Vegas Blvd as their Downtown Gallery. Those include Aladdin's lamp, the Horse and rider from the Hacienda Resort, and the Anderson Dairy milkman.
Today the museum works to maintain and restore the signs whose outdoor bone yard residents include Sassy Sally's and the Yucca Motel.
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