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Binion's Hotel & Gambling Hall
Las Vegas, NV
Binion's Hotel & Gambling Hall, originally known as Binion's Horseshoe, was named after its owner Benny Binion. In 1951, he bought the "Eldorado Club" and "Apache Hotel" and converted them into Binion's Horseshoe. In 1988, the Horseshoe expanded by acquiring the adjacent hotel, "The Mint". In 2004, Binion's Horseshoe was sold and the signs were altered to remove any horseshoe references. The old signs are now located at The Neon Museum. [map]

The sign in the third row above was restored by the Neon Museum. It was originally part of the Binion's Horseshoe facade. It was installed in 2009 in the median of Las Vegas Blvd. near the museum. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. [daytime photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

El Portal Theatre
Las Vegas, NV
Fremont Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
The El Portal Theatre opened in 1928. It closed in the late 1970s and became El Portal Gifts. The building now houses an Indian Arts & Crafts store. The original sign is at The Neon Museum. It was taken down when the Fremont Street Experienced was built in 1995. This sign was installed after that. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Fremont Hotel & Casino was designed by Wayne McAllister and opened in 1956. At that time, it was the tallest building in the state. These signs are modern. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Vegas Club Hotel & Casino [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
Four Queens Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
The Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino opened in 1931. In the late 1940s, it moved across the street. In the 1960s, the casino and hotel were remodeled with a baseball theme. Some of the older Las Vegas Club signs are now at The Neon Museum. In 2017, the building was demolished. The baseball player statue was saved but I believe it is still in storage. For more, see this website.

The Four Queens Hotel & Casino opened in 1966. It was named after the owner's four daughters. For more, see this website. [daytime photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

Western Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
The Western Hotel opened around 1965 as the TOD Motel. The sign in the first photo above was installed then. It was originally painted blue and red. It became the Western Motel in 1966. Around 1970, the name was changed to the Western Hotel and Bingo Parlor (later known as the Western Hotel & Casino) when the casino opened. The sign was altered and moved to the nearby parking garage at that time. The other two signs may have been built then. By 2010, the projecting sign had apparently been restored. The original hotel building was demolished in 2012. The casino closed in 2012 but the building remains. The "Parking" sign above was removed around 2016. I don't know if it was saved. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
New Frontier Hotel
Casino [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
Paris Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
The Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino opened in 1979. It had an 1890s San Francisco theme. It replaced Empey's Desert Villa Motel which had been there since 1952. The signs were created by YESCO. The hotel closed in 2007 and was renamed Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon. The signs were replaced but the entrance remains the same. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

The New Frontier Hotel & Casino opened in 1942 as the "Last Frontier Hotel". After a renovation in 1955, the name was changed to the "New Frontier". From 1967-1999, the name was changed to "The Frontier" and then changed back once again to the "New Frontier." This sign was created in 1967 and was the tallest sign on the Strip at the time. The hotel was demolished in 2007. I believe the sign is going to the Neon Museum. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Paris Hotel & Casino opened in 1999. In addition, to replicas of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, there is this 200-foot-tall neon balloon sign. It is a tribute to the Montgolfier hot air balloon of the 1700s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Westward Ho
Hotel & Casino [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
The Westward Ho Hotel & Casino opened in 1963 and closed in 2005. The hotel was demolished in 2006 and replaced with condos. The 80-foot-tall free-standing golden umbrella was still there when this photo was taken in 2006. It is gone now. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

The Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery chain was established in Orange, CA in 1964. By the end of 1970, there were 84 locations. The company now has about 27 locations left. I believe these signs were from the 1960s. This location closed around 2020 and the signs were removed. I don't think any of the other locations have vintage signs.

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
The Circus Circus Hotel & Casino opened in 1968. It features free live circus acts throughout the day and an indoor amusement park. The Lucky the Clown sign was built by YESCO and installed in 1976. It is 123 feet tall. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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