Where to find Birmingham’s best neon

Birmingham has many iconic neon signs. A more in-depth story about Birmingham’s history of neon appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Exodus Magazine, and can be found here.

The best way to experience these iconic lights, however, is to venture out past sunset and find them yourself. Here is a guide to Birmingham’s best neon. Click images to be directed to a Google map for directions.

 

The journey begins in Homewood, with an iconic funeral home, a locally owned pet store and a specialty jewelry repair shop.

 

Ridout’s Valley Chapel:

1800 Oxmoor Rd
Homewood, AL 35209
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The Whole Dog Market:

2937 18th St S
Homewood, AL 35209
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Mark’s Jewelry:

1919 28th Ave S #145
Homewood, AL 35209

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Next, take a left on Highway 31 toward downtown Birmingham to find everything from a famous theatre to a furniture store.

 

Southpace Properties Inc.:

300 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N #900
Birmingham, AL 35203

 

 

DSC_0227Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.31.46 PMStandard Furniture & Appliances:

2020 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
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City Federal Condominiums:

2024 2nd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
The best place to see this sign is actually from across the street.
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Alabama Theater:

1817 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Paramount:

200 20th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203
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