The 50-foot-tall neon cowboy outside the Pioneer Club has been waving to Las Vegas visitors since 1947 (though, truth be told, he had a makeover and was replaced by a newer version in 1951). His neon sidekick, Vegas Vicki, went up across the street in 1980.
Fremont St. and North 1st St., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101, United States
Nov 19, 2008
In a city that implodes many things more than 30 years old to build something "bigger and better," this is an ancient artifact. But it's still just a neon sign, after all. Not much active competition for it in the Downtown location, though there is a rather free-form "Neon Museum" at one end of Fremont Street that offers other older examples of the genre.