Signs have become more than just a way to tell where you are, where you’re going, or what something is, they have the ability to attract thousands of visitors worldwide as a way to show where you have been. Some of the most visited places in the entire world have famous signs to take pictures with because of their sign design. Here is a list of the top 5 famous signs in the world.
- Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood sign was built in 1923 and ever since then it has been the symbol for the silver screen in California. The sign has been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows and overlooks the Hollywood area in Los Angeles. Originally erected as “Hollywoodland” to advertise a new housing development, the “land” was removed in 1949 to maintain the vision of hopes and dreams for aspiring actors.
- Route 66 Sign
Route 66 is one of the first original highways built in the United States back in 1926. The road serves as a direct path across the US and travels from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California and crosses through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The sign become famous after being the world’s most traveled road, mentioned in songs, and having a TV series called Route 66 back in the 1960s.
- London Underground Sign
The London Underground sign is the symbol for the city’s main transportation. Known as “The Tube”, the underground has been transporting people since the late 1800s and continues to be the fastest, most efficient way to make your way around the city. Seeing the sign is the international symbol for an entrance to the underground.
- Las Vegas Sign
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign lets you know you’ve officially arrived in Sin City. The sign design of flashing lights, bright colors, and retro feel takes you back to glamor and fame and gets you ready for whole lot of fun. The sign is located on the Old Strip but tourists still make their way there to take plenty of photos.
- Radio City Sign
Radio City Music Hall has been nicknamed “The Showplace of the Nation” and for good reason. Radio City brings millions of tourists every year to New York City and hosts popular shows such as Saturday Night Live and America’s Got Talent. When the venue first opened it hosted 4 performances every day and worked on movies as well. This famous sign is known for fame and as a dream to one day be on stage.