Due to Covid 19, we are currently open by reservation to the public and will resume limited pre-arraged visits for members and small groups (1-9 guests only) starting August 13, 2020.  To best serve your needs and limit our capacity, all tours should be reserved by calling 541-370-2242 or emailing info@nationalneonsignmuseum.org. Tours are  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. For scheduling tentative future group tours or visits please email info@nationalneonsignmuseum.org. Thank you for your support.


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 info@nationalneonsignmuseum.org.

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 open by reservation 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 open by reservation to the public. Please call our office line: 541-370-2242 or email: info@nationalneonsignmuseum.org to schedule a visit. 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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