By the time I rolled into Farmington, it was already dark. So, I did the only thing one can do in such a situation: I did my sightseeing at night.
I had a little trouble finding my hotel. I’m not quite sure why, but I just assumed I’d see it as I drove into town. After driving to the far end of town, with no luck, I finally consulted a map. It turns out, most of Farmington’s hotels (and many of its newer businesses) are lined up along US 64, which is just a few blocks downhill from downtown.
Farmington, like many other southwestern towns, has a lot of old businesses illuminated by neon. So, with nothing better to do, I took a few pictures.
The Totah Movie Theater is on Main Street. I’ve read that it’s been recently renovated.
Some more great neon: Chef Bernie’s Cafeteria & Restaurant.
After walking around for a while in Farmington, I called it a night.
Note: This trip was first published in 2006.