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Wigwam Village #6

Wigwam Village #6 in Holbrook, Arizona, is one of seven concrete tipi motels built between 1933 and 1950. Only three of the seven still exist today. The tipi-shaped design (incorrectly labeled called a wigwam) was the brainchild of Frank A. Redford who created the first Wigwam Village around his Indian artifact museum and shop in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Wigwam Village #6 was built by Chester E. Lewis along Route 66 in 1950, after obtaining rights to the name and design from Redford.

The Lewis family continues to operate the hotel today. I've not yet stayed here. The Wigwam Village is at the top of the list the next time we need a motel room in the Holbrook area.