September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas museum known for salvaging historical neon signs that are past their prime is celebrating an expansion.
The Neon Museum is marking its grand re-opening Saturday. It'll be the first time the public can see the new La Concha Visitors' Center, which was formerly a Las Vegas motel lobby.
Other new additions to the two-acre site include better accessibility for people with disabilities and lighting that will allow tours at night starting next month.
The Neon Museum was founded in 1996 and includes some 160 signs that have been retired from around the city. Some signs have been restored with working lights and are on display in downtown Las Vegas.
Visitors can see most of the others on paid tours through the outdoor Neon Boneyard.