CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - It is something Casa Grande has always wanted: a park to display historic neon signs. Las Vegas has something similar, and the city's Neon Museum, along with its boneyard, is now a huge tourist draw.
For Casa Grande, however, the city didn't quite have the funds to build it. That changed after online voters helped them win a major grant to complete the project. The city managed to beat out some stiff competition, including from Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.
"These are authentic historic signs that have been a part of our community, but they were laying in storage until we had the funds to be able to restore them, and bring them back out into the public," said Rina Rein, the Executive Director of Casa Grande Main Street.