31 Days of Halloween Day 25: The Clown Motel


Only 6 days until Halloween!

Throughout the month of October I’ve been posting about different things to get everyone in the mood for the holiday. If you’ve missed any of these posts, check them out now and get excited for Halloween.

clown motel sign
Photo credit: Jen

Just 200 miles north of bustling Las Vegas, in the middle of the Nevada desert, is a hotel like no other. The Clown Motel is loaded with so many creepy clowns, it puts Circus Circus to shame. It’s situated in a little town called Tonopah, a place that normally people would just blow by on the highway.

When you first walk into the office, there’s a huge shrine of clowns, clowns and more clowns. There are little porcelain clowns, plus clowns, life-sized clown dummies, framed clown artwork, and even a little evil clown in a cage. The clown obsession goes so much further than that.

clown motel clown collection
Photo credit: Will Keightly

A huge clown is on the hotel’s sign, and another clown decoration sits on the side of the road, in case you didn’t get the picture about what the place is all about.

Each of the 28 room doors is adorned with a clown decoration. There’s more framed clown artwork on the walls, watching over you as you sleep, just in case you were worried.

This is not the kind of place you want to take the family after watching Stephen King’s IT.

If all of the clowns aren’t enough to send shivers up your spine, there’s an old cemetery right next door. It’s leftover from the gold rush during the early part of the 20th century. Apparently a plague swept through town back then, killing a good portion of the residents in a short amount of time.

Would you sleep at the Clown Motel?

Leave a comment below and join in the Halloween fun! We still have ­­­­­­6 more posts to go this month, so come back and see what else I have in store.


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