Sure, like so many others on mobility devices, we took in dinner and a show after cruising The Strip. (I got around easily in my Jazzy red power chair.) But, by far, the most interesting thing my husband Lou and I did in Las Vegas was to take a one-hour guided tour of the Neon Boneyard, a collection of neon signs dating back to the 1930s.
The Neon Boneyard tour has to be the hippest, most retro savvy experience in Las Vegas, and quite illuminating; it’s such a great way to get the history of the city, and the players behind the rise of a variety of neon signage back in the day. Our guide, Taylor, was obviously in love with the subject matter, engaging and personable. And since we purposefully booked a twilight tour, we delighted in watching many of the old, iconic signs come to light with personality, and in a way that the now ubiquitous LED signage will never match no matter how big they get.
Accessibility was really great. From entry into The Neon Museum, around the outdoor boneyard and back through the gift shop, accessibility for visitors utilizing a mobility device of any kind is well thought out. The Neon Museum also has ADA automatic door openers and restrooms. Plenty of ADA parking can be found adjacent to the building.
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