Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Moon Winx Lodge SignWinking moon neon sign, dating from 1957, survived an otherwise devastating 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa.
- 3410 University Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL
- East edge of the city. I-20 exit 79 (Cottondale). Drive north, following University Blvd E., for 5.5 miles. Moon Winx Lodge will be on the right, between 8th St. and 34th Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Moon Winx Lodge Sign
It was almost sunset when we passed by the motel, so we called up to see what time they'd turn the neon sign on, and they hung up straight away :([Cat Morley, 10/18/2013]
You've been moonwinxed!
The mile-and-a-half wide tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27 left an unlikely survivor: the neon Moon Winx Lodge sign. Standing since 1957 -- when Moon Winx Lodge was Moon Winx Court -- the colorful winking crescent moon emerged nearly unscathed despite being surrounded by blasted trees and businesses. The Lodge itself suffered significant damage, but the sign only lost some of its neon tubing, and a local repair crew estimated that it could be turned on again in a couple of days. Moon Winx manager Jay Patel went on local TV and attributed the sign's survival to its sturdy they-don't-build-'em-like-that-anymore construction.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/25/2011]