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Wigwam Motel

811 West Hopi Dr., Holbrook, AZ
Phone: 928-524-3948
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The Wigwam Motel #6 is located at 811 W. Hopi Drive in Holbrook was opened in 1950. It was closed in 1974 and sat vacant until a restoration in 1988. Originally there was a large central teepee with 15 smaller teepees arranged in a semicircle. The large central teepee was the home of the owner, Chester E. Lewis, as well as the office for the motel and a Texaco service station. The gas pumps were about where the canopy extends to today. Eventually that teepee was replaced with a conventional gas station building at the request of Texaco.

The motel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

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Vintage cars are parked in front of each teepee. Like several other iconic motels on Route 66, the antique cars add a touch of nostalgia to the experience of staying here.

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Even with the sloping walls of the teepee the rooms seem spacious enough.

Photo(s): 2012

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