The Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas will open a museum next year, according to the Associated Press. The collection of old neon signs was created in 1996 as casinos moved away from the gas-filled tubes to LED and LCD screens. The collection houses the 40-foot neon sign from the Moulin Rouge, as well as neon signs from wedding chapels and used car lots.
"There was so much neon you could walk down the street reading a newspaper at night," said Bill Marion, the museum's board chairman, to the Associated Press. Until the museum opens in December 2011, visitors can still book tours two weeks in advance at The Neon Musuem website. Tickets are $15 for the tours, which run Tues. - Sat. twice per day.