Along the historic Route 66 as it goes through Holbrook, Arizona, there is one attraction you cannot miss: The Wigwam Motel. We saw it as we drove by during the day and decided to return at night hoping it would be lit up.
After lurking about in the parking lot we noticed that inside there were old photographs of Route 66 so we decided to go in, although we were not staying there.
What a treat it was to meet a woman who had lived there for over 60 years and she told us stories about what the old Route 66 was like and how much it has changed. They try to keep the motel as it used to be complete with old cars for the nostalgic atmosphere.
I tried to take more photographs, but it just wasn’t the same when the SUV’s started showing up in the parking lot. Fortunately I did manage to get one image with a wigwam and a vintage car.
Does the motel look familiar to you? Maybe that’s because it was in the recent animated movie “Cars” where it was called “Cosy Cones”.