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National Neon Sign Museum, The Dalles

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  • This venue was recommended by our cruise director and was an excellent expenditure of time. The visit starts with a 15 minute video that explains how a neon sign is produced. The volunteer host... 
    This venue was recommended by our cruise director and was an excellent expenditure of time. The visit starts with a 15 minute video that explains how a neon sign is produced. The volunteer host...  more »
  • If you like neon signs, history or vintage anything, you will LOVE this museum. Lovingly put together by founder, David Benko, it follows the creation of neon signs through today. Your docent will... 
    If you like neon signs, history or vintage anything, you will LOVE this museum. Lovingly put together by founder, David Benko, it follows the creation of neon signs through today. Your docent will...  more »
  • The collection is interesting and well presented. The owner is knowledgeable, passionate, friendly, and super helpful. 
    The collection is interesting and well presented. The owner is knowledgeable, passionate, friendly, and super helpful.  more »
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  • If you like neon signs, history or vintage anything, you will LOVE this museum. Lovingly put together by founder, David Benko, it follows the creation of neon signs through today. Your docent will explain the mechanics of the lights then you’ll be able to wander & photograph to your heart’s content. Massive collection. Well worth the modest admission fee. Located near the the Columbia River Gorge, make a point of seeing the museum if you’re already there to see the waterfalls.
  • The owner was super passionate about his collection and it made the whole experience even better. Just the history he has and is sharing it awesome. I've never thought much about the history or neon lights, but this definitely opened my eyes.
  • We loved our visit here! We were lucky enough to get a tour from the owner. He was a super passionate, friendly guy that was super knowledgeable and had great stories. The downstairs was a museum and the upstairs is a very cool event space. We hope to be back in the next few years - the owner mentioned they have plans to expand. Very well worth the reasonably priced admission! They had a fun store with local goods as well. Would definitely recommend.
  • It was very interesting. The owner was very passionate when he was giving us the tour. I would recommend stopping here for the tour. They are still working on finishing the upstairs but I think that part will be very unique when they get it finished!
  • This was an absolutely pleasant experience. One of our favorites so far in our current travels. The movie, displays, demonstrations, the history and the one of a kind ballroom where Louis Armstrong and Doc Severinsen played, were all captivating . The cherry on top had to be our tour guides Andrea and Erika. We chatted with them like we were old friends and laughed more than we had the whole trip. Recommended two thumbs up. Don and Teresa Costa from Brookings Oregon.

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