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Wigwam Village #6 in Holbrook, Arizona is an iconic Route 66 Motel that really holds true to it’s Historic Past. This Wigwam Village is notably the most well-kept of all three remaining Wigwam Villages, and it even has a museum inside the “Lobby” that takes visitors through the history of the Wigwam Motel and of the surrounding area.
A must-see destination along any Route 66 road trip, this Wigwam village is also a perfect place to stay when visiting Petrified Forest National Park.
While the majority of visitors in Holbrook come for the National Park, the small community of Holbrook is a charming town that is worth exploring if you have the time. There is a high-quality grocery store and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat. If you’re curious to learn more, there are even a few museums to explore.
Where to Eat
If you’re looking for some familiar places to eat, Holbrook has you covered. Grab something to eat at Denny’s, McDonald’s, Dariy Queen, Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr. or A&W. But it seems Holbrook’s real specialty is in their local eateries: Joe & Aggie’s Cafe, Romo’s Restaurant, Aliberto’s Mexican Food, Tom & Suzie’s Diner, Camaleon Cafe, Mesa Italiana Restaurant, and many other bars, cafes, and diners.
What to Do
Most likely, your visit here is going to include touring the Petrified Forest National Park, and you could easily spend all your time at the park, but if you’re looking to get to know Holbrook better, you can visit any one of their local restaurants, or check out the Navajo County Historical Society.
We spent a day hiking and exploring the Petrified Forest National Park. Much of our exploring was done in the car, because the park is so large. We picked up sandwiches, snacks, and ice for our cooler at the Safeway grocery store right across the street from the Wigwam Motel before leaving for the park. We took our packed lunch to the Painted Desert Picnic Pavilion for a beautiful view while we ate.