The City of Snoqualmie has installed a permanent Welcome to Twin Peaks town sign at approximately 41471 SE Reinig Rd in Snoqualmie, WA, which is the backroad where David Lynch planted a similar fictional sign back in February 1989 to shoot Dale Cooper’s entrance into the town. Little did the original sign painter know his work would become an iconic piece of television history, and the inspiration for a permanent tribute 28 years later.
Unless they were in town around the same time as the Twin Peaks Festival, when Richard and Barbara Koefod usually and temporarily put up their own recreation of the sign, Twin Peaks fans visiting Snoqualmie had to imagine it, bring a print-out or their own portable version.
Starting yesterday, in celebration of the city’s involvement in the return, the official filming location has been clearly marked with the artwork of Sally Rackets, who’s with the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and the Art Gallery of SnoValley. I’m sure the owls are watching over it, but let’s hope it will last forever.
UPDATE (6/22): The sign is currently undergoing repairs after being damaged.
Not too far from the town sign, the DirtFish Rally School also has a treat for fans visiting the filming location for the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department.
Back to #TwinPeaks in 52 days. https://t.co/wZnzivnAHd pic.twitter.com/1TGztSd3Or
— Welcome to Twin Peaks (@ThatsOurWaldo) March 30, 2017
Now if only Twede’s Cafe would add the “RR” neon panel to their outdoor signage…
I’m going on Saturday!!! Can’t wait!!!!!
To be stolen by some asshat in 3, 2, 1…
Why are people so rude and have no issue with ruining it for everyone? The sign has already been stolen, smh.
It just hit me looking at this picture of the new sign…The road is filled with telephone poles:
Sign was stolen but recovered .. I don’t know if they plan on putting it back up.. A couple of teenagers stole it… Punks
Does anyone know if this sign is still up? Going in September but I read it’s no longer permanent…
It’s not up at the moment, sorry.
Does anyone know if the sign is up now?
It’s still not back up.
I am currently in the area and will check to see if it has gone back up! I hope it has since this is my first time here! Wish me luck! Cheers!
Visited earlier today, nothing there apart from an orange bollard.
Still not up.
drove From California to make all the film location stops. Bumped into Alice tremond while at the Palmer house… but as of December 8th the welcome sign is still nowhere to be found 🙁 damn kids ruining some classic history….
drove From California to make all the film location stops. Bumped into Alice tremond while at the Palmer house… but as of December 8th the welcome sign is still nowhere to be found 🙁 damn kids ruining some classic history.
Heading here in June. Any word on if the sign is back or if it will be?
Unfortunately, I don’t think it will return anytime soon.
The sign is not there anymore but be sure to visit Huxdotter Coffee for an actually “damn fine cup of coffee” and try the twin peaks drink. I hear they are trying to commission some twin peaks artwork.
hi i’m going in August, does anybody know if the sign is up or planning to be put up before then?
We went today and it’s not up and they are working on the road, so don’t go in the way from the bridge, start closer to the mountain and come in that way.
The sign is not there, went there yesterday. Trees on the right had been also cut down and there were some kind of gardeners working.
Dear Ritka, Thank You for your Information. I am so saddened to read of the Trees being cut down? You ask yourself ? Who has control over that particular area? Why would they need to cut those Trees? [ The usual answer is ” Because we can” If we feel like it!] It is sickening, not to mention all the behavior aspects of who is constantly stealing the sign itself?
People who really understand the concept of Twin Peaks are deeply affected by this type
of mindless vandalism. It is like someone punching holes in the Movie Screen during the projection of the Film. There are so many instances of wanton destruction of Trees in the Worlds Of Twin Peaks