Oh K! Iconic Knott's Berry Farm Neon to Glow on in Glendale

The Museum of Neon Art in Glendale has acquired the giant K that was displayed atop Knott's Berry Farm's famous Sky Tower from 1976-2020The 20-foot...

October 19, 2022
3:04 AM

The Museum of Neon Art in Glendale has acquired the giant K that was displayed atop Knott's Berry Farm's famous Sky Tower from 1976-2020The 20-foot-tall letter was installed in 1976; it was recently replaced by a new "K-shaped LED screen" in honor of the theme park's centennialThe 5,000-pound neon letter, easily seen from both the 91 and 5 Freeways, became a beloved symbol of the historical theme park While neon can exert a powerful shine, and detecting a distant motel or diner sign from a dark highway is a time-honored road-tripping tradition, it just isn't possible to spot neon's distinctive illumination from 30 miles away.

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