03 December 2011

Tucson's history in neon ~ fun!

The main library is displaying two beautifully restored neon signs from America's golden age of car travel - the 50's & 60's. This one advertised the Tropicana Motor Hotel which was on the famous Miracle Mile. LOVE those great colors!

For an interesting history about this sign and how it was saved, click here:

The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation is working with community partners and Pima Community College to restore and reinstall, a series of these historic neon signs along Tucson's Mid-Century Modern highway.


  1. Reminds me of Vegas--they just refurbished the Tropicana recently, but they don't have such a nice sign in my opinion.

  2. Hi All Knowing, I bet that in its day Tucson's Miracle Mile rivaled the neon in Vegas. What fun it must have been to see all the signs lit up on that motel/hotel highway!

  3. That is a great looking sign!! Nice design and colors