Holbrook, Arizona: Wigwam Motel

As you come down Route 66 you may notice a few scattered white peaks rising above the otherwise flat desert terrain. Upon approaching the site you will see the signage for the Wigwam Motel, originally built in the 1930’s. The story of the property claims the original owner had discovered a wigwam property in Kentucky and made a deal with that developer whereby, in exchange for his building plans, the original developer would receive silver dimes collected from radios that were to be placed in each wigwam at the Arizona site. Further adding to its historic appeal is the collection of vintage automobiles scattered throughout the property. A brief stopover is likely sufficient to enjoy the novelty of the Wigwam Motel property, but for those wanting to spend that night in an oddly shaped concrete tent, rooms run about $50 a night.