I went to Las Vegas this past weekend and finally had the chance to go to the boneyard at the Neon Museum, something I've been wanting to do for a while. This place is a wonderland for typophiles and lovers of old rusty broken things, like me! The boneyard brims with nostalgia for the Las Vegas that once was.
Many of the old signs have been conserved and still operate. I did a day tour (clearly) but they offer evening tours as well, and I bet that is pretty amazing. What I loved most was the scale at which these signs are built. They are huge and built by hand. Totally amazing.
I highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting Las Vegas who may want to get out of the casinos and shops. I was lucky to get a last minute spot on a tour; its best to book one in advance, as that's the only way you can see the signs.