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Neon Museum celebrates 1 millionth visitor

Call it a cool million for a hot attraction.

With the entrance of Las Vegas local Nazarey David on Nov. 26, the Neon Museum marked its one-millionth visitor to the palace of legendary Vegas signage.

To mark the occasion, David, a museum member, was presented with a commemorative neon sign by Rob McCoy, the museum’s president and chief operating officer.  She also received a one-night stay at Wynn Las Vegas, dinner for two at the resort’s Wazuzu restaurant, and a gift box with museum merchandise.

The Neon Museum, founded in 1996 as a partnership between the Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas, shifted from appointment-only visits to paid public admission in October 2012. In its first year, it exceeded the estimate of 45,000-to-50,000 visitors, drawing 60,461 patrons.

Among the plaudits bestowed on it, the Neon Museum has been named “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today, as well as “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, and one of the “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com.

Through Feb. 15, 2020, it is featuring Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum, an exhibit of fine art by the famed film director.

For more information, call 702-387-6366 or visit www.NeonMuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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