In the arid Arizona desert, the Wigwam Village Motel in Holbrook still provides Route 66 aficionados the opportunity to “Sleep in a Wigwam!” While passing through Cave City, Kentucky in 1938, Chester E. Lewis was impressed by the distinctive design of the original Wigwam Village constructed in.
Welcome to The WigWam Motel Travel Route 66 the WigWam Way! Welcome to The WigWam Motel Travel Route 66 the WigWam Way! Complete your Route 66 Road Trip with a Historic Layover Whizzing down the roads of California, every route 66 roadside motel looks the same. Except one. As soon as you catch a glimpse.
Motel, a word standing for motor and hotel combined, appears along Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, as the Riviera Courts, the first motorist hotel, opened its doors. It will be quickly emulated along the transcontinental route for which it was designed, fully committed to the automobile.
The property had become very run down and rooms were rented by the hour, aggravated by a sign advertising "Do it in a Tee Pee" that is still on site in the back. The complex underwent renovation, for which the National Historic Route 66 Federation awarded the Cyrus Avery Award in 2005.Location: 811 West Hopi Drive, Holbrook, Arizona 86025.