American Kitsch--Wigwam Motel on Route 66

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kitsch is defined as art, objects, or design considered to be in bad taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic way. I love the nostalgia and humor of American kitsch and will occasionally share amusing examples of it in this blog.

On Route 66, one of the oldest and most famous highways in America, there is a motel that is classically American kitsch called The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona. It receives a lot of attention not only because of its location on Route 66 but also because it is near several Native American Indian reservations: Navajo, Hopi, and the White Mountain Apache. It was built in the 1930’s, is officially listed in the National Register of Historic places, and is still open today. I would love to stay there.

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