Wigwam Motel - Cherokee, North Carolina, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 29.813 W 083° 18.789
17S E 290186 N 3930607
Quick Description: The Wigwam Motel near the Smoky Mountains National Park. The 1950's Wigwam Neon is a true piece of Americana. Located in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2015 1:05:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMNRK9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Hotel is open for business, the Neons tubes are all working but the Wig-Wam background could do with a coat of paint.

"The Wigwam Motel was built by James Morris, a pioneer in Cherokee, NC tourism. There were never any wigwams to sleep in -- unlike at other wigwam-theme hotels -- but for years the adjacent gift shop had real wigwams, staffed by real costumed Indians, for photo-ops. All that currently remains is the Wigwam Motel neon sign, which dates to the early 1950s. According to manager Carolyn Morris (daughter of James) it's "the most photographed sign in the Smokies." Text Source: (visit link)


Business Name: The Wigwam Motel

Business Type: Motel

Physical Address:
1431 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 8:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 8:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Location Website: [Web Link]

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