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Cool Wichita Signs

Business signs are an often overlooked form of art. Attracting your attention, branding a business and hopefully luring you in is the goal of most signs. They also help define a city, a neighborhood and a the identity of a business. The size, the colors, the shape, the lights, the and animation are all part of an experience.

If you look around Wichita, there are lots of unique sign designs ranging from modern to retro. Here are a few of our favorites, tell us yours in the comments section.

Dog N Shake Sign

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Dog N Shake is a local burger and hot dog restaurant that has been around since the 60s. This one makes the cool list because it's a colorful, fun sign that breaks out of the standard rectangle that a lot restaurants use.
Hiland Dairy Letters

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Perched on the roof of their downtown plant, the Hiland sign is hard to miss...
Hiland Dairy Cow

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... it has a cow right under it.
Commodore

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Simple and elegant, this sign lives on top of the eight-story Commodore hotel near downtown, built in 1929.
Barleycorn\'s Sign

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A new addition, with a retro feel. Barleycorns bright sign is located on Douglas Ave. in downtown Wichita.
Orpheum Theatre

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The Orpheum Theatre has been a Wichita fixture since 1922, the marquee was added in 2001 as part of an ongoing restoration project.
Warren Theaters

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Each Warren Theatre in Wichita has a unique art deco style marquee.
Crown Theatre

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Built in the 1920s, the Crown Uptown Theatre has been home to movies, live theater and concerts. The marquee is a classic, with dancing lights and bright neon.
Fisher\'s Transmissions

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Well-known for its upside-down logo, Fisher's Transmissions on east Douglas doesn't have the most elaborate or interesting sign, but it's one that everyone talks about. Fisher's (and their sign) will soon be moving just down the street to the former Big Dog Motorcycles headquarters.
Donut Whole

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Just a couple doors down from Fisher's Transmissions, it's hard to miss the giant rooster on top of The Donut Whole.
Copper Cue

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Closed for many years, this sign makes the list because it won't be around long. Copper cue was a popular video game arcade and pool hall in the 80s and early 90s. This sign, which still lives on it's building Seneca near Kellogg, is a reminder that things change.
Kansas Karate Institute

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One word... Rad.
Jack\'s North Hi Carryout

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Jack's North Hi Carryout is closed for good, but the sign is a reminder of Wichita's history. Built in 1951, the building is located just south of North High on 13th street.

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