The Utica Tower was intended to welcome visitors to Utica no matter how they traveled - by road, canal or rail, and the sign certainly dominates the North Utica skyline, never more so than at night.

The brightly lit Utica sign at night was recently captured in a stunningly up-close look by a drone. The footage was uploaded to YouTube by user JFloydJr_315.

BONUS VIDEO - Utica's Hidden Underground Waterways

The Haunts and Legends of NY Crew recently went exploring for rumored underground rivers that flow beneath Utica.