Mesa, Arizona: Neon Diving Lady: Starlite Motel Team Field Report

Starlite Motel

2710 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ
Starlite Motel. US Hwy 60 exit 182. Drive north on S. Gilbert Rd for two miles. Turn right onto E. Apache Trail/Main St. Drive one mile. You'll see Diving Lady on the left, just before the intersection of N. Lindsay Rd.
Best at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Starlite Motel.

Neon Diving Lady: Starlite Motel

70 feet tall, built in 1960, a blonde in a teal swimsuit takes an endless three-part plunge in neon. Knocked down by a wind storm in 2010. Fans donated $125,000 to put her back up in 2013. Report... [05/20/2018]

Visitor Tips and News About Neon Diving Lady: Starlite Motel

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Starlite Motel

Stayed at the motel. It's a dump. The Neon Diving Lady sign is worth seeing, from the side that works.

[Mitchell Stockton, 03/19/2019]

The condition of the motel has no relationship to the Neon Diving Lady sign, which is under the watchful eye of the Mesa Preservation Foundation and is considered a town treasure by Mesa.

Diving Lady.

Diving Lady

You asked for an image of the reconstructed Diving Lady -- here you go!

[Dave Blake, 10/08/2013]

Dave is referring to an APB we put out through our Sightings e-newsletter. Thanks, Dave! The Neon Diving Lady, standing since 1960, was blown down in a storm in 2010, but restored to her glowing glory in 2013.

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