Milford, Nebraska: Campground Wooden Teepees (Gone)

Part of a failed motel and campground. Who wouldn't want to sleep in a wood teepee?

I-80 exit 382, northeast side.
Closed private property.

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Westward Ho! Campground - Teepees

The Westward Ho! Campground - Teepees. The owner of this attraction is no longer living and it is not worth seeing. I am from Milford and it was sad to see it go to waste. Sorry.

[Nick Hershberger, 09/24/2004]

Teepee structure.

Westward Ho! Campground - Teepees

The so-called "teepee motel" west of Lincoln, NE on I-80 is actually the former Milford Inn, part of the "Westward Ho! Campground" at the Milford exit and directly across the street from the World's Largest Covered Wagon. Kenneth Dahle, the same man who constructed the covered wagon gas station, also owned the adjoining motel/campground property, on which he built two large wooden teepees to attract motorists. One teepee contains a men's and women's restroom with showers, while the other was once used as a spare motel room. Additionally, there are several Western-themed wooden decorations on the property such as buffalo silhouette cutouts, campground markers shaped as arrowheads, and picnic tables with painted-on Indian symbols. In the 1960s, Kenneth had an 1800's-era schoolhouse and church moved to the side of the road a few yards from the motel to function as tourist attractions (easily visible from the site).

[Jed Badda, 08/09/2003]
Teepee Motel

FlashmanVC wonders about a teepee motel west of Lincoln, Nebraska. There is a dilapidated teepee motel at the northeast corner I-80 exit 382 that seems to fit his description. It is just east across the street from the world's largest covered wagon. As of August 2000, it is still standing, with a good crop of weeds.

[AZ Ward, 10/15/2000]
Teepee Motel - Vague Recollections

There is [or was, in 1992] a Cave City-type teepee motel just west of Lincoln, Nebraska on I-80. I tried to check in, but it was late on a rainy Sunday night and they had the TV up real loud and either didn't hear or didn't care that I was ringing the bell; so I pitched my tent between two teepees and stuck $3 in the screen door the next morning before I left. The TV was still on, so they might have all been dead in there. Just forget I mentioned it.

[FlashmanVC, 01/01/2000]

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