Skip to Main Content

Sacramento, California: Rainbow Poles

72 rainbow painted poles advertised a paint store. The poles remain.

16th St., Sacramento, CA
Corner of 16th and Q Streets.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Rainbow Poles

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Rainbow poles.

Rainbow Poles

It's a fun little spot to stop across from a park. Memorial Day weekend there is usually the Chalk It Up festival nearby, and kids can climb up and play in a little multicolored bamboo-like forest.

[Bart, 07/19/2014]

Colored Poles.

Rainbow Poles

For at least 40 years these 72 rainbow painted poles have graced this Sacramento corner. The original installation was created by a paint store that used them as a means to advertise the wide variety of colors available within.

Since that time the property has changed hands several times and is currently the home of a blood bank. But fortunately this local landmark endures.

[Phil Pasquini, 09/17/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Senator Capitol Kitty MemorialSenator Capitol Kitty Memorial, Sacramento, CA - < 1 mi.
Sisters of Mercy StatueSisters of Mercy Statue, Sacramento, CA - < 1 mi.
Ronald Reagan StatueRonald Reagan Statue, Sacramento, CA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Miracle Scented Virgin Mary, Stockton, CA - 45 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Great American Alligator Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 13-19, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings