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Wigwam Motel

Address: 2728 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, CA 92376
Phone Number: 909-875-3005
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Rialto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The Wigwam Motel is a famous Route 66 Landmark which began in the early 1930's by Frank Redford...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The Wigwam Motel is a famous Route 66 Landmark which began in the early 1930's by Frank Redford, the founder. The chain was best known for its unique wigwam village construction and modern amenities. The California Wigwam Motel was built in1949 and was the last of 7 to have been built. The roadside landmark draws international and national tourists who drive over 2400 miles to gain the experience of the famous Historic Route 66 way!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic slice of Americana on R66 in San Bernadino. The concrete wigwams have been modernised and offer a high standard of accomodation, only slightly hampered by the weird shape of the wigwams! Decent TV and wi-fi, fridge and AC.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After an exhausting and hot day traveling from the Grand Canyon via Rt. 66, I received a phone call midway through the desert from Kumar, the owner, asking what time we expected to arrive because he was planning fireworks and s'mores. When we arrived later that evening, he set up a bonfire, s'mores and fireworks for the 4th of July... More 

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Corona, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Retro cool is in full display at the Wigwam. This property is lovingly taken care of from a very clean room, pool and stocked fire pit. The owner offered s'more to us! This is a perfect fun stay for kids, parents and young at heart!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Really enjoyed our one night stay over, here. Really nicely kept and still has a lot of original features, like the original tiles in the bathroom of our Wigwam (17) Loved the collection of decomposing vehicles in the back of the property. Check in was a breeze and our Wigwam was nice and clean. Carpet looked new and the bed... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is such a cute, classic Route 66 stop. My husband and I stayed there before and loved it so we thought we would share the experience with our son. He was not as excited. I love the cute little pool area, just a classic Route 66 stop!

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Canton, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

While on a day trip to San Bernadino, we sought out the infamous Wigwam motel. The motel was the inspiration for the motel in the Disney animated movie "Cars". Located on historic Route 66, the motel is easy to find. They have a small gift shop with Route 66 merchandise available. It's neat that this road side attraction, opened in... More 

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California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This is the only place I stay when visiting the Inland Empire. The best part is being able to park next to your room so no door dings in the parking lot. Unlike a traditional motel you don't have a problem with noisey guest as no walls are shared. The owners are super cool and have made this gem shine... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A Route 66 classic! This place is so cute! The wigwams are clean and so much bigger than I thought it would be. The beds were comfy. And the staff is great. If you drive Route 66, or if you have a little one that likes the Cars movie you have to stay here!! We loved this place!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

"Customer Service" is not known at the Wigwam Motel in Rialto. Instead of behind accommodating, they've made a large group of guest run the other way. What a disappointment!! They don't deserve anyone's business at this point. Not worth the money.. think twice before you book.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

There were a number of Wigwam motel complexes in the USA but I believe only two remain and they are both on Route 66. The one situated in Rialto CA is the largest and has had a big face lift with immaculate lawns and freshly painted wigwams. There is no doubt that the owners have put in a lot of... More 

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