Cave City, Kentucky: Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

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Historic Wigwam Village No. 2

Address:
601 N. Dixie Hwy, Cave City, KY
Directions:
I-65 exit 53. Drive east about a half-mile, past the fast food places, to US Hwy 31 W. Take the first left and Wigwam Village is a mile or two on the left.
Hours:
Office daily 8-8. Advance reservations strongly recommended. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
1-833-WIGWAMS
Admission:
Free to look.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Wigwam Village.

Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

"Sleep in a Wigwam" at a classic tee-pee-themed motel near Mammoth Cave, built in 1937.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/05/2015]
Wigwam Village Motel #2

Round-up on attractions shaped like Indian teepees (aka tepees, tipis), which can still be found along America's backroads and highways. This is one of the originals.

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Wigwam Village Motel No. 2.

Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

New owners took over last year and immediately worked to get the rooms livable and replaced the furniture with replica items resembling the original 1930s era furniture. I stayed in #11 and thought it was sufficiently clean and comfortable, but some of the tile and fixtures were probably needing replacement.

There is a big initiative to perform additional restoration work, so the future seems bright for this property. Campfire and a social group of families, for customers, enjoy the central grass area. Reservations fill up, so be sure to book in advance. Good stay; I got my money's worth.

[Clark W, 08/07/2021]

Wigwam Village.

Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

We had reservations there tonight. The only lights on were in the "vacancy" sign. We were very obviously the only ones there. The gift shop was closed and looked like it had been for a while. The owners had left the key in the mailbox. We stopped at our unit. We walked in and immediately out and found another place to stay. Wallpaper peeling, bugs on the ceiling. I was extremely disappointed in the rundown conditions there.

[Bill Bibo, 11/08/2018]

Wigwam Village Motel No. 2.

Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

Wigwam Village provides the adventurous traveler an opportunity to experience what it was like to cross the county in the mid-20th century. On arrival you get an OMG moment that never does quite leave you during your stay. The innkeepers are doing their best to keep this nostalgic gem alive. Ceiling fan and window A/C provide enough cooling, flat screen TV works, wifi not so much inside the teepee, but fine outside. The ice machine hasn't worked in a long time, but the owners' house next door has a chest cooler facing the village with a fresh bag of ice each night.

Kids love it, adults will hate it, but in the end the family will remember their stay -- for reasons good or bad -- and still be happy they gave it a shot.

[Michael C Green, 05/02/2017]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mammoth Cave Wildlife MuseumMammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, Cave City, KY - 2 mi.
Guntown MountainGuntown Mountain, Cave City, KY - 2 mi.
Dinosaur WorldDinosaur World, Cave City, KY - 2 mi.
In the region:
Historic Rail Park and Train Museum, Bowling Green, KY - 29 mi.

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