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Surreal Vegas


A town in the middle of the desert devoted to outrageous excess, there is probably not a weirder place in America than Las Vegas, when you really think about it. And true to it’s reputation, Sin City has some of the oddest travel destinations in America. One of the entertainers long associated with Vegas was the flamboyant, “perenial bachelor,” nudge nudge, wink wink, Liberace, who has his own museum dedicated to him in Vegas. Check out Liberace museum to see a collection of his outrageous stage costumes, including his purple royal cape, and his equally outrageous car collection, including his gold studded convertible. He was so successful, I wonder why he never married? And if you’re looking for more interesting yet weird Vegas history, I’ve got the place for you. Have you ever wondered where those giant, flashing, neon signs that are attached to every building in Vegas go when they are retired? They’re sent to the Neon Boneyard, part of the planned Vegas Neon Museum. Take a walking tour through the boneyard to catch a glimpse of giant pieces of Sin City history. Walk past a fifteen foot Silver Slipper, a giant genie lamp, and even a towering pool player and feel dwarfed by Sin City history that goes back more than 60 years. 10 of the most famous neon signs have been fully restored and shimmer during the night in downtown Vegas, as part of the Fremont Street Experience. Trips through the Boneyard are by reservation only, so call ahead for a tour. Next time