The Neon Boneyard Museum

Where The Glitz Goes To Rest

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Neon Boneyard Las Vegas Aladdin's Lamp

Aladdin's Lamp

This is the original lamp that sat atop the Aladdin marquee from its opening in 1966 until, during and after its implosion in 1998.

Neon Boneyard Las Vegas Tam O'Shanter

Tam O'Shanter

The Tam O'Shanter Hotel (built 1958) was purchased by The Venetian in 1998 and demolished in 2003 to make way for a 22 story addition - The Palazzo. It was located across the street from Treasure Island on the corner of Twain Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South between The Venetian and Wynn Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Club

Originally opened under the moniker Overland Park Hotel in 1905, the Las Vegas Club was born on Fremont Street in 1931, the year the first traffic light is installed in Las Vegas, the year gambling is legalized (again) Las Vegas the year the Hoover Dam began construction, 9 years before neon begins to pervade Glitter Gulch, 15 years before the Golden Nugget and Flamingo opens, 20 years before Binion's Horseshoe opens, 33 years before The Mint opens, 40 years before The Plaza opens, and 64 years before the Fremont Street Experience opened.

Neon Boneyard Las Vegas Tam O'Shanter Silver Slipper

Tam O'Shanter & Silver Slipper

The large Scottish hat to the left is Tam's tam which sat atop Tam O'Shanters marquee from 1958 until its closing 40 years later.

The large silver shoe to the right is the iconic Silver Slipper which was perched atop the Silver Slipper Hotel and Casino's marquee from 1950 until the it was given the slip in 1988. The Silver Slipper is now the south parking lot of the New Frontier hotel.

> Neon Boneyard Las Vegas Tam O'Shanter Sahara Chapel

Sahara | Wedding Chapel

The Moroccan-themed Sahara was opened in 1952 at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and what is now Sahara Avenue. In 1959 the hotel built a 14-story tower and installed a 127-foot long vertical roadsign, designed by the Young Electric Sign Company (also known asYesco).

Getting hitched quick has been a part of Las Vegas history as long as a 52 card deck has, and the presence of this Wedding Chapel sign completes a portion of Las Vegas history at the Neon Boneyard.

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