Thank you for your support! 
Reopening Spring of 2021

Due to Covid 19 and new statewide restrictions, we are closing for the season, as of November 18, 2020.  Your membership support can help us sustain the progress of continuing display work and construction of the Education Center. Please visit our "Support Page" for year-end donations to assist with sustainability or email


We will reopen Spring of 2021, as conditions permit. Upon reopening, tours will be  timed entry and docent led. All visitors must wear masks at all times and comply to all Oregon State guidelines and regulations. Please continue to visit our website for current information and updates. Options to schedule future reservations will be made available when predictable community health is established. Thank you! Your support, emails, and letters of encouragement have been invaluable during this time.


Illuminating the Dalles


Open for Tours

The National Neon Sign Museum opened for tours August of 2018. Corporate, family, and individual memberships are currently available for a promotional founders special.  


The NNSM is dedicated to providing a dynamic and entertaining environment that promotes an understanding and appreciation of advertising and signage and the unique role it has played in American history. It will provide historical, social, and cultural relevance through the exhibition of more than 20,000 square feet of electrifying signs, ephemera, and interactive displays that date from the late 1800's through the 1960's.


Membership sales and giving opportunities are available by contacting

On April 3, 2015, The City of The Dalles, OR gifted the historic Elks Building at 200 East 3rd Street to be used for the National Neon Sign Museum (NNSM).


The NNSM, a registered 501c3, will present one of the most

outstanding collections of American advertising, signage, and ephemera in the nation.

The preservation and renewal of this historic building along the Columbia Gorge will provide a world-class museum and venue to promote education, and increase tourism and capital for local and regional businesses and organizations. 


Offering their collection to become part of the ambiance of The Dalles, the NNSM is situated to display a family friendly, hands-on, and fresh approach to the modern museum.

The National Neon Sign Museum
SOT Publication

“Electric advertising is a picture medium. Moreover, it is a color medium; still again, electrical advertising is a medium of motion, of action, of life, of light, of compulsory attraction.”

HOURS& Admission


Vary-See Closures Below *


We are currently CLOSED FOR THE SEASON due to Covid-19.

Group Tours By Appointment

(541) 370-2242

              Students K-12          $5

          College Student          $5   

              General Adult          $10

                          Seniors          $8 (65+)

                          Groups          $8 (10+)

Due to Covid 19, we are currently closed to the public. Please email our office Spring of 2021 to schedule visits:


Subscribe to our website for current information and updates at:


To schedule future group tours or visits please email:


Thank you for your support.


Thursday by RSVP: 10-4 pm

Friday by RSVP:      10-4 pm

Saturday by RSVP:  10-4 pm

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