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Stardust sign featured on the Neon Museum’s new app for use during general admission
hours in the Boneyard.
(Photo courtesy of The Neon Museum)
THE NEON MUSEUM LAUNCHES APP FOR GENERAL ADMISSION VISITORS
App Provides Fascinating Insights into Boneyard Signs for Self-Guided Visitors
LAS VEGAS (July 2019) – The Neon Museum has launched a web-based app for use by general admission visitors, enabling them to learn about select signs housed in the Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. Anyone with a smartphone data plan can access the app, which requires a password obtained onsite. Its interpretive information is currently available in English; a Spanish-language version will launch soon.
“Visitors have multiple options for accessing interpretive information about our collection. They can take a guided tour led by one of our interpreters or speak with an interpreter stationed inside the Boneyard during general admission hours. And now they can also use this app to tour the collection at their own pace during general admission hours,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, Neon Museum.
Comprising photos, text and audio narration, the museum’s app spotlights 25 of the collection’s most popular artifacts. Beginning with the La Concha visitor’s center itself, a classic example of the roadside Googie architecture designed by pioneering African American architect Paul Revere Williams, the app also includes fun facts, history and anecdotes about the following signs: Hard Rock Café guitar, Golden Nugget, Moulin Rouge, Fitzgerald’s, Sassy Sally’s, Yucca Motel, Nevada Motel, Chief Hotel Court, Steiner Cleaners, Doc & Eddy’s, the Red Barn, Anderson Dairy, Green Shack, Treasure Island, Wedding Information, Aladdin, Jerry’s Nugget, Stardust, Riviera, Frontier, La Concha sign and Ugly Duckling.
There is no cost to use the app and the day’s password is displayed in the museum’s visitor’s center. Summertime general admission hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. most days and tickets cost $22 for the general public and $17 for Nevada residents, seniors, students, veterans, active duty military and children ages 7 – 17; children 6 and younger are free. Tickets may be booked in advance at neonmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” byUSAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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