The Neon Museum – Las Vegas

The Neon Museum – Las Vegas

the neon museum las vegas

The second day we were in Vegas I hit something that’s been on my bucket list for years, The Neon Museum. The Neon Museum is like a graveyard for literally the best and BRIGHTEST (see what I did there) of Las Vegas’s Street Signs, only the museum gives them a new life both in the daytime and at night when the whole park lights up in all the olden glory and splendor of the good ol’ days.

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Jawny and I decided that since we were all about experiencing Vegas nightlife in the present, we’d hit up the museum during the day and I’m really glad we did, because it gave us the ability to get great photos and also see the character and real age of these glorious old signs.

There’s really nothing like experiencing this old boneyard in person. Some of my favorite signs personally were:

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Sassy Sally, not only sounds like my legit spirit animal, but according to our tour brochure, Sa$$y Sally used subliminal messaging in her sign with the two $$’s encouraging gamblers to spend money and win big!

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At 188 feet, The Stardust sign was the tallest in the world in 1968.

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If you don’t want this guy to be your new best friend, we can’t be friends.

the neon museum las vegas

The Lido de Paris was a show at the Stardust, which was imported from Paris in 1958 and ran it’s final curtain call in 1991. The show ran for 32.5 years, seeing audiences of over 19 million people throughout it’s 22,000 performances.

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While I couldn’t find much information on the Clark Inn, it was most definitely my favorite sign to find (for obvious reasons).

The Neon Museum is open daily from 9:30am-11pm. Next time I’m out west, I’ll definitely be checking it out at nighttime, when all the beautiful signs light up and you can really see how resilient the ghosts of this town really are.

 

 

 

 

Vegas, Baby! Day 1

Vegas, Baby! Day 1

Literally just got home from Vegas yesterday morning at 1am, so I’m trying to get all these posts written before my short term memory completely escapes me. Our flight left Florida at 6am and because I haven’t done my TSA pre-check and am the most paranoid traveler (time wise), we left my house for the airport at 3am. While the early flight was so awful to wake up for, we were able to get to Vegas at 8:30 am their time, so we had the whole day ahead of us which was perfect, losing a day in travel when going across time zones is the WORST. PSA: NEVER FLY FRONTIER IT’S THE WORST!

checking in at the palms in vegas

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After checking into The Palms (which is absolutely STUNNING since their remodel), we started the day right at their AYCE breakfast buffet, which was really inexpensive with  high quality options like eggs benedict, and gourmet french toast. Had to get the party started since we WERE in Vegas after all, and I was so surprised to find that their Mimosas at the buffet were NOT watered down and ONLY $7! After breakfast I ran across the street to Apothecary, a legal recreational weed dispensary and picked up some Vegas party supplies. Jawny, my very best friend, and I threw back some edibles, changed clothes, then hopped in an Uber to check out The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. This was unlike any shopping center I have ever seen. So many high-end luxury shops inside a gorgeous Grecian Promenade. The ceilings were painted like a gorgeous sunset, and there were beautiful architectural details as well as stunning fountains and sculptures everywhere your eye turned. This is definitely a Vegas MUST, especially if shopping is your cardio, I could have shopped in there for an entire day if my bank account would have allowed it. We had the most delicious Gelato EVER before heading back to the hotel for a cat nap.

cute scooter at the forum shops at caesar's palace

gorgeous statutes at the forum shops at caesar's palace

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Jawny and I at the Forum shops at Caesar's Palace

amazing gelato from the forum shops center court in caesar's palace

After a good power nap, we started to get ready for an event we were invited to at APEX night club. The event was open bar, and full of some really awesome professionals in the mortgage industry. See, most people at The Palms that week were there for Masterminds, a mortgage industry conference. It was really cool to meet some of James’ work people, and socialize with a completely different crowd. The mortgage industry is real different from the blogging world, but they sure know how to put on one hell of an event!

ready for an event at Apex lounge at the palms in vegas

kate spade palm tree earrings perfect for a night at the palms in vegas

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Since I was already all decked out in some cocktail hour attire, we decided to cap off our evening visiting Camden Cocktail Lounge in the lobby of The Palms. This lounge was SO nice, they had high end artwork hanging on almost every wall, and the intimate lighting and soft, plush seating areas really made this bar worth the $16 per drink fine. I felt SO FANCY sitting there with my glass of champagne checking out Andy Warhol originals.

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I ended the night with some cheaper champagne, some late night cravings from Lucky Penny (The Palms delicious 24 hr eatery) and in my room safe & sound. Vegas day one was SUCH a blast! Check for Day 2 soon!