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America's Top Roadside Attractions

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Courtesy of Wigwam Motel

Take a detour to these fun and inspirational stops for the entire family.

Wigwam VillagesSan Bernardino, CA; Holbrooke, AZ; Cave City, KY

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Roads: Route 66 and Route 65

In the heyday of the national auto craze, when Route 66 was the “Mother Road,” a man named Frank Redford had the idea that motorists would make a roadside stop when an attraction was visually startling. Redford’s concrete teepees (each containing an individual motel room) encircled a larger teepee housing a restaurant, gift shop, and gas station. Only three Wigwam Villages are left (two along Route 66 and one on Route 65); they remain enduring symbols of the surprise and romance of the westward road trip.

America's Top Roadside Attractions

Wigwam VillagesSan Bernardino, CA; Holbrooke, AZ; Cave City, KY

Roads: Route 66 and Route 65

In the heyday of the national auto craze, when Route 66 was the “Mother Road,” a man named Frank Redford had the idea that motorists would make a roadside stop when an attraction was visually startling. Redford’s concrete teepees (each containing an individual motel room) encircled a larger teepee housing a restaurant, gift shop, and gas station. Only three Wigwam Villages are left (two along Route 66 and one on Route 65); they remain enduring symbols of the surprise and romance of the westward road trip.

Courtesy of Wigwam Motel
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