5 Modern Neon Sign Museums That You’ve Gotta See

5 Modern Neon Sign Museums That You've Gotta See

Introduction

The story behind the creation of neon signs is as lively as the colors that are used to create them. Neon signs became iconic after World War II and they were synonymous with America’s downtowns and business districts. Since their rapid decline in popularity over the decades, there have been numerous preserving efforts to save what remains of these famous spectacles. Some businesses uses neon signs today, while many collectors have saved rare examples from all over the world.

1. Museum of Neon Art, Glendale

The National Neon Sign Museum, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the world’s largest collection of vintage neon signs. The museum boasts a collection of neon signs from across the nation, attracting visitors from around the region.

In fact, that people fly in from all over the world to watch it! Kids will love it because there are fun games and activities for them to participate in while you examine all the signs. This is for anyone who is interested in neon signs or wants to learn about the history of the area!

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Photo Credits: neonmona.org

2. National Neon Sign Museum, Las Vegas

The National Neon Sign Museum, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the world’s largest collection of vintage neon signs. With so many neon signs from across the nation in one location, it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most visited museums in the region.

It’s so well-liked, in fact, that people fly in from all over the world to watch it! Kids will love it too because there are fun games and activities for them to participate in while you examine all the signs. This is for anyone who is interested in neon signs or simply wants to learn more about the history of the area!

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Photo Credits: neonmuseum.org

3. The Lost Highway Museum, Pomeroy WA 

The Lost Highway Museum, located in Pomeroy, Washington, exhibits historic items recovered along the road. David Webb, the museum’s proprietor, has been gathering these objects for years and has amassed a remarkable collection. In addition to the placards and other exhibits, the museum features some artifacts of automobiles that were manufactured using less complex technology.

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Photo Credits: Lost Highway Museum

4. The American Sign Museum, Ohio

Learn about the development of the sign industry and the way it has impacted American culture at the American Sign Museum.

Over 20,000 signs total, including classic A-frame signs and neon signs from the 1930s. Along with modern street art, there are 1950s and 1960s commercial signs to be found.

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Photo Credits: americansignmuseum.org

5. The Neon Museum, Las Vegas

The Neon Museum, located in downtown Las Vegas, has reconstructed the signs of legendary casinos. The Stardust Hotel and Casino and New Frontier Hotel and Casino are among those that have been restored. Signs from other businesses and localities, such as the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, are on display in the museum.

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Photo Credits: The Neon Museum
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