Everywhere a Sign – Some WELCOME Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Well, the Blogging Challenge is winding down.  It has been a wild and wacky challenge for me.

Through the month I have provided readers with a wide variety of wonderful signs which I wandered upon during the year.  As I do with all of my posts, I try to be witty and wry in my presentation. I hope that I have brought out the wanderlust in my readers as well.  This post will be all about Welcome Signs. Please now enjoy my special edition of W Signs from my travels over the years.  Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride.

Welcome Signs Everywhere!

Welcome to my happy place…traveling everywhere

I love feeling welcome in places!  Perhaps one of my bigger “collections” of place signs along the highways of America are the Welcome signs to states, communities and places.  Here are just a few of the dozens and dozens have wandered upon in my travels.  This post features welcome signs taken from 2005 to present.  Want everyone to feel Welcome.

Welcome to my Welcome Blog Post

Welcome to Oklahoma


Welcome to Carew Tower Sign in Carew Tower Elevators, Cincinnati

Welcome to Henry, Illinois

Welcome to Kentucky, home sweet home

Welcome to Dime Box, Texas

Welcome to Zelienople-Harmony, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Kingston, Washington

Welcome to Punkyville, Kentucky… near Falmouth, Kentucky

We all know who is really Nice! Nice, CA

Welcome to Nevada sign in Denio, Nevada

Welcome to Leavenworth, Washington

Welcome to Shiner, Texas

Kabetogama Lake – Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Welcome to Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

Welcome to Cave City, Kentucky… gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park

Welcome to Tonica, Illinois

Welcome to the Monongahela Incline in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Millersburg, Ohio

Welcome to Butte, Montana

Welcome to Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Welcome to Dublin, OH, Home of Wendy’s

Welcome to Estill County, Kentucky

Welcome to Santa Claus, Indiana

Welcome to West, Texas

Welcome to Alligator, Mississippi

Welcome to Silver Gate, Montana

Welcome to Choteau, Montana sign

Welcome to Metropolis, Illinois

Welcome to the Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming

Welcome to Council Bluffs, Iowa

Welcome to New Mexico at Raton Pass

Welcome to Damascus, Virginia

Welcome to Wyoming sign on US 30

Welcome to What Cheer, Iowa

Welcome to Winner, South Dakota – Pheasant Capital of the World

Welcome to Hope, Arkansas – birthplace of Bill Clinton

Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Viborg, South Dakota

Welcome to Hell, Michigan

Welcome to Peculiar, Missouri

Welcome to Sisters, Oregon

Welcome to Yellville, Arkansas

Welcome to Boring, Oregon

Welcome to Earth, Texas

Welcome to Vulcan, Alberta sign in Klingon

Welcome to Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut

Welcome to Seymour, Wisconsin Home of the Hamburger

Welcome to Pella, Iowa

Welcome to Montana in West Yellowstone

Welcome to Clallam Bay and Sekiu, Washington

Welcome to Stanley, Idaho

Welcome to Colorado at WY 789 and CO 13

Welcome to Bemidji, Minnesota

Welcome to Crawford, Nebraska

Welcome to Sharkheads in Biloxi Beach, Mississippi

Welcome to Salem Sue in New Salem, North Dakota

Welcome to Paris, Tennessee Catfish – they claim to be the Catfish Capital

Welcome to Real Goods, a great store in Hopland, California

Welcome to Kountry Korner’s Krazy Kreatures in Kingston, Washington

Welcome to Orr, Minnesota

Welcome to Mena, Arkansas

Welcome to White Castle, Louisiana

Welcome to New Hampshire in Sept 2015 – State #49!

Welcome to Gourdough’s Donuts in Austin, Texas

Welcome to Vermont, near Brattleboro on Vermont Hwy 142 — the 50th state I visited

Welcome to Kansas

Welcome to Alvin, Texas, hometown of Nolan Ryan

Welcome to West Virginia

Welcome to Kensington District of Toronto, Ontario


Welcome to Whitetop, Virginia

Welcome to Delaware…first time since 1986. Visited in 2016 during Christmas Holiday

Welcome to Heini’s Cheese Factory in Charming, Ohio

Welcome to Uranus, Missouri

Welcome to Hopkinsville, KY for the Solar Eclipse 2017

Welcome to Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Welcome to Huntsville, Texas

Welcome to Wilsall, Montana (with the Welcome Bird on top of the sign!)

Welcome to Crookston mural in Crookston, Minnesota

Welcome to Cokeville, Wyoming

Welcome to Gregory, South Dakota

Welcome to Mars, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Talent, Oregon

Welcome to Pascagoula, Mississippi, Birthplace of Jimmy Buffet

Welcome to Waterville, Washington

Welcome to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska … from my wife

Welcome to the Guitar Walk at Cavanaugh Park in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Welcome to Dienner’s Country Restaurant in Amish Country, Ronks, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Granbury, Texas

Welcome to North Dakota

Welcome to Hugo, Oklahoma… home of the country’s only cemetery dedicated to Circus Performers

Welcome to North Carolina

Welcome to Papa Joe’s Oasis, Crescent Junction, Utah

Welcome to Hochatown, Oklahoma

Welcome to Doolittle, Missouri

Welcome to Nitro, West Virginia

Welcome to Hipp Station of the Holmes County Rails to Trails in Millersburg, Ohio

Welcome to Pierre Part, LA, home of the TV Show Swamp People

Welcome to the Oyster Capital of the World, South Bend, Washington

Welcome to the Corn Palace…Mitchell, South Dakota

Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama with some of my grandchildren in early 2017

Sumoflam in Floodwood, Minnesota

Welcome to Luling, Texas

Welcome to Washington, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Jackson, Wyoming!!

A giant troll sculpture greets you at the Mount Horeb, Wisconsin Welcome Center. Created by Wally Keller

Welcome to Oacoma, South Dakota

Welcome to the Seattle Waterfront

Welcome to Hemingford, Nebraska

Welcome to Saco, Montana, birthplace of 1960s newscaster Chet Huntley

Welcome to Nekoma, North Dakota

Welcome to Jackson Center, Ohio. Home of Airstream

Welcome to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

Nicholson, Pennsylvania’s welcome sign features the famous Viaduct

Welcome to Chelsea, Michigan

Welcome to Lost Springs, Wyoming Population 1 in 2007. Population 4 in 2017.

Welcome to Chinook, Montana

Welcome to Dallas, South Dakota where the main street goes under the water tower

Welcome to Buffalo, Wyoming

Welcome to Salida, Colorado

Welcome to Swedesburg, Iowa

Welcome to Steubenville, Ohio, a small town full of murals and history

Welcome to Montana on US Route 2 heading west

Welcome to Missouri

Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas…home of the Rock N Roll Highway

Welcome to Wall, South Dakota, home of Wall Drug. Now you know where the heck it is.

Welcome to Many, Louisiana Not just a few here!

Welcome Sign in Indianapolis, Indiana

Welcome to Gold Bar, Washington Gateway to the Cascades

Welcome to Virden, Manitoba

Welcome to Saskatchewan

Welcome to Vulcan, Alberta Sept 2007 (look for me…)

Welcome to Beachville, Ontario…birthplace of Baseball


Like what you see? Well, there is lots more!  I currently have two books about offbeat and quirky places to take on your road trips. You can see both of my books at http://amzn.to/2ks6fQZ. Working on Book 3, coming in late Spring 2019!!

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5 thoughts on “Everywhere a Sign – Some WELCOME Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

  1. Liam

    Are you familiar with the Irish phrase “cead mile failte” which means “a hundred thousand welcomes?” I didn’t count, but I think you got close!