El Rancho Boulder Motel
Boulder City, NV Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist
The marquee for the El Rancho Boulder Motel will grab any roadsider's
Gardnerville, NV Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist
The Overland Hotel in Gardnerville sports a good lookin' neon
sign out front, with the signage encompassed within a martini glass frame.
Eureka, NV Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist
The Colonnade Hotel with its streamline marquee shines over Eureka.
This lodging area is a flashback to the era where hotels had lighted neon
marquees outside beckoning to the passing by road traveler.
Lariat Motel (Demolished)
Fallon, NV Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn
Seen below is the marquee for the Lariat Motel of Fallon,
NV. Check out the detail on this fine sign. Best of all, this animated
cowboy still glows at night. Or at least it used to glow, at least since the 1950's.
Unfortunately, the sign no longer stands as the motel was razed on February 9, 2005. Fortunately, the Lariat sign was moved to be reinstalled at the Oats Park Arts Center. See this website for more information.
The Pine Cone Resort
Carson City, NV Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn
The Pine Cone Resort sign still catches the attention
of onlookers and tries to draw in guests with its offer of a heated swimming
Lake Topaz, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Right on the California/Nevada border is the Topaz Lodge and
Casino off Topaz Lake. This resort lodge features a large dining
area and casino to catch the attention of both locals and travelers.
Wagon Wheel Motel
NV Photo courtesy Devil Doll
The Wagon Wheel Motel features a couple of unique roadside
marquees. Check out the scene depicted on the top of the marquee at the
Wagon Wheel Motel
Wells, NV Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
UPDATE 03/08 : Here's a close-up look at the western scene depicted on the motel marquee. 03-08