Restoration of 1960s Flamingo Sign at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Posted on: December 11, 2023, 07:13h. 

Last updated on: December 11, 2023, 07:13h.

The Neon Museum has announced plans to restore an iconic Las Vegas artifact that had been kept hidden for decades. This historic piece of Las Vegas history will be restored by the museum and put on display for the first time.

The Flamingo road sign as it appeared a year after its 1968 installation. (Image: Vintage Las Vegas)

A piece of the Flamingo road sign has been on display at an airport center and has appeared as a backdrop for wedding photos taken on-site. This marks the first time in decades that the sign has been on public display.

Unidentified customers of wedding photographer Deidra Wilson stand in front of pieces of the plumage from the top of the 1968 Flamingo sign. (Image:

Planned restoration efforts by the Neon Museum extend to not just the main Flamingo road sign, but also to other signs associated with the resort, including a sign featuring more feathers and a neon rainbow adding more charm to the design.

The current Flamingo sign, known as the “bull nose,” was designed by Paul Rodrigues and built and installed by Heath & Company in 1977. It now functions as the casino resort’s main sign. Its predecessor, the plume sign, can be seen in in background. It would last until 1987. (Image: Vintage Las Vegas)


With significant donors supporting the extensive restoration efforts for the Flamingo road sign, historical relics like these continue to be uncovered and preserved, providing a window into the rich history of Las Vegas and its vibrant culture.

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