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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Neon Signs Galore: Valley Relics Museum

If you want to see neon signs of businesses and restaurants from the valley's past look no further. The Valley Relics Museum has quite a large amount. The museum is devoted to the history of the San Fernando Valley and it kind of shows it off more than explains it. There's a lot here, but with not at whole lot of explanation. We'd really like if there were more info cards explaining the businesses or what we were looking at.

Valley Relics Museum
7900 Balboa Blvd.
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Hangar C 3 & 4
(Entrance on Stagg St.)
Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Mon-Wed
Admission $10.00
Seniors $8.00
Children 10 and under FREE

This seems more like a place for older Valley crowds to visit and remember where they use to party and have business lunches or at least say they were business lunches on their taxes.

A stand out of the exhibits is the playable arcade machines of then now defunct Family Fun Arcade. Any place with Marvel Vs Capcom 2 isn't that bad.

Really, you might want to stop by for the gift shop on its own. Or you can look at the online store, but enjoy paying shipping. T-shirts with the logos of past Valley institutions make great presents for family that use to go to them. And there's quite the collection. Frankly, a lot of the shirts are cool on their own for anyone whose lived in the area. We really though about getting the Pirate Radio If You Ain't Crankin' It You Must Be Yankin' It!!! Tee. There's much more appropriate ones than that.

I think with some more info signs going over some brief info on each item or sign you're seeing would go a long way.