4 Acre Motel

4 Acre Motel

Mounting Type: Pole mount
Size: 23 ft H, 11 ft W, 24 in D
Weight: 4,000 lbs
Electrical: 40 amps @ 120 v
Donated By: Bokim
Restored By: Midwest Sign

This colossal 1951 porcelain neon sign stood before its namesake 4 Acre Motel, once billed as Kansas City’s most accommodating roadside motel, at 8220 Hickman Mills Drive.

With 24 spacious rooms in a “Liberty-style” building, a family restaurant, cocktail lounge, 24-hour office, complimentary self-parking, housekeeping and even a vending machine, the 4 Acre was convenient to the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Theater, the Lakeside Nature Center, Fairyland Park and many must-see Kansas City attractions. It is even rumored that Marilyn Monroe once stayed there.