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Wigwam Village Inn #2 | by “Caveman Chuck” Coker
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Wigwam Village Inn #2

On Monday, May 31, we spent the night at the Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky. Woohoo!

 

(I spent the night in the Holbrook, Arizona wigwams on September 26, 2009. Now I need to stay in the San Bernardino wigwams.)

 

Wigwam Village Inn #2, in Cave City, Kentucky was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1988 under the official designation of Wigwam Village #2.

 

Seven Wigwam Villages were built between 1936 through the 1950s.

 

1: Horse Cave, Kentucky

2: Cave City, Kentucky

3: New Orleans, Louisiana

4: Orlando, Florida

5: Bessemer, Alabama

6: Holbrook, Arizona

7: Rialto/San Bernardino, California

 

Only 2, 6, and 7 remain today.

 

Frank A. Redford applied for a patent on the ornamental design of the building on December 17, 1935, and was granted Design Patent 98,617 on February 18, 1936. The original drawing includes four prominent swastikas displayed encircling the building above each doorway.

 

The motels were parodied in the Pixar film Cars with a traffic-cone motel and in Rockstar game GTA San Andreas.

 

Wigwam Village Inn #2

601 N Dixie Highway

Cave City, KY 42127-8419

(270) 773-3381

www.wigwamvillage.com

 

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