Route 66 Side Trip

Route 66 Side Trip

Albuquerque Neons

Route 66 Side Trip

Aztec Motel Neon

Central Avenue cuts Albuquerque in half, this is Route 66 and Albuquerque's vintage "Motel Row." A trip down Central Ave. at night is a trip back through time. Albuquerque boosts some of the neatest old neons as can be seen from these photographs. It was really great to finally stand in front of these neons and absorb the feeling of yesteryear on the Mother Road.

El Don Motel Neon

Monterey Motel Neon

Garcia's Cafe Neon

Famous El Vado Motel


Bow and Arrow Motel

Tewa Lodge Neon

Indian Trading Post Neon

La Puerta Neon

66 Diner Neon

Jones Motor Company Neon

66 Tatoo Neon


The Dog House

The Dog House Neon The Dog House is a Route 66 institution in Albuquerque. This is the second structure, the first was located a few blocks east on Route 66. The new building was built here in the 1960s and served Route 66 travelers for decades. The animated neon appears to be the original from the first building, circa 1950s.

This neon dog wags its tail and eats the hot dogs. I guess you'll have to see it to believe it.

Dog House Neon


Take this exit to return to Route 66 in Albuquerque ...

Back to Albuquerque


Other New Mexico Route 66 Neon Signs:        [Gallup Neon]     [Tucumcari Neon]

Photographs taken May 2003

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