I've been on this big old marble for a while now and long enough to remember really cool old motels along the roadside.

Back then, you didn't have booking apps--or the Internet, for that matter--to secure rooms ahead of time. So you'd just pull up to one of those Route-66-esque establishments, and tell them what you need, and you got it. It's funny how there was almost always a vacancy back then.

A Unique Place to Stay in South Central Kentucky

Today, most motels require reservations, or you might be out of luck. Also, most of them are owned by the big daddy companies like Hilton, Marriott, or Wyndham. But you CAN still find those fun little stops that are irresistible, and one of them can be found in Cave City. But yes, I WOULD go ahead and make a reservation; you don't want to miss out this unique experience.

I really like how it was pointed out why places like this came into existence back in the 1920s and 1930s. That was long before the Interstate System of Highways exploded along with America's car culture. When Wigwam Village went up, folks were taking short road trips, and this was the perfect spot to get away from it all...even if it wasn't THAT far away.

See Inside a Wigwam at Kentucky's Wigwam Village No. 2

And check this out. Suppose you were to be magically zapped into one of these wigwams without knowing where you were. You'd have no idea, based on the interior, that you were in a WIGWAM. Seriously, look at this. Now THIS is glamping:

I remember staying there when I was a kid. Dad used to herd us all into the car at a moment's notice for extended drives through Kentucky, and this was one of our stops. And honestly, there's so much to do in and around Cave City--and Bowling Green isn't very far away at all--it's the perfect spot for a getaway.

Want a closer look inside? Here you go (and these folks prove that travelers will come from far and wide to experience fun nostalgia):

Kentucky's Wigwam Village No. 2 -- a Brief History

Wigwam Village No. 2 is no spring chicken; it's been a Cave City KY fixture since 1937 and has long been a comfortable and quirky place for tourists visiting nearby Mammoth Cave to rest their weary heads. And even among the most renowned figures in American history, Wigwam Village did not go unnoticed; Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote about it in a newspaper column.

By the way, there are a couple of options. You can choose a wigwam for two or wigwam for four, making it an unbeatable destination for a quick weekend vacation.

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