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Rocket Motel
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

In the Black Hills of South Dakota is Allen's Rocket Motel. The name of the sign hearkens back to the space age era of the 50's and 60's.

To the right is another angle of the Rocket Motel marquee.

Rocket Motel
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

 

 

Stardust Motel
El Dorado, KS
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

This old roadside sign for the Stardust Motel is located in El Dorado, KS. This is a fine example of a sign from the mid-century, back when landing on the moon was all the rage.

 

 

Ced-Rel Motel
Cedar Rapids, IA
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Near Cedar Rapids is this fine marquee sign for the Ced-Rel Motel. Check out the smiley face on the sign.

 

 

Fleetwood Motel
Shawnee, OK
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Check out the marquee for the Fleetwood Motel sign in Shawnee, OK. In this case, the colored arrows really do point the way into the lodging area.

 

 

Elm Motel
Erick, OK
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66Here's the Elm Motel in Erick, OK, right alongside the Mother Road.

 

 

 

The Glancy Motel
Clinton, OK
Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier

Route 66The Glancy Motel is a famous Route 66 landmark in Clinton, OK. Located next to the former site of Pop Hicks Restaurant (in background of photo) which unfortunately burned down last year, the Glancy is still open for business.

 

The Glancy Motor Hotel
Clinton, OK
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

A Route 66 motel treasure, The Glancy Motor Hotel in Clinton, OK still features its huge marquee. Unfortunately, the feeling from the owner is that business has been tight. With the loss of the Pop Hicks Restaurant next door a few years ago, Route 66 can't afford to lose another beacon of the Mother Road.

 

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