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Neon Museum Offers Tours for Photographers

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LAS VEGAS -- The holiday lights are going up at the Neon Museum.

Starting Friday, visitors will get to experience this brand new Christmas display amid all the iconic vintage neon signs.

For freelance photographer Gaby Duong, the Neon Museum is a place where she finds inspiration.

"There is always places you can always find in a book but what you can see in person, what was here, what is becoming modern and contemporary different type of art," Duoang said.

Unique pieces of art that come to life in the form of iconic vintage neon signs.

Since the Neon Museum opened its doors last October on Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road, more than 60,000 people have stopped by, many to capture pictures they can't find anywhere else in the world.

"These signs are really placeholders for the history of Las Vegas," Neon Museum executive director Danielle Kelly said.

The museum preserves more than 150 neon signs, many that once stood prominently outside Las Vegas landmarks like the Desert Inn, the Stardust and the Sahara Hotel and Casino.

This historical walk back in time is especially impressive for people like Duong who has never seen these signs in person.

"Everything is before my time and learning this story now means a lot to me," Duoang said.

Since it opened, the Neon Museum has been offering both day and night history walking tours, but some visitors have complained they did not have enough time to take the pictures they wanted.

So the museum responded by offering photo tours once a month with the focus on just picture taking.

"The response from visitors, local and national and international, has been incredible," Kelly said.

These hour-long photo tours cost $60 for locals, $75 for tourists.

People can bring in professional camera equipment for these tours, something that isn't allowed on a regular visit.

"I really appreciate a place like this to remind me and constantly inspire me with graphic design especially," Duaong said.

A Las Vegas destination that hopes to continue inspiring visitors who can also take home their memories in pictures for years to come.

People can also book engagement, wedding and other special event photo sessions at the neon museum.

The holiday lights will be on display through Dec. 31.

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