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History of The Wigwam Resort Arizona

A Phoenix Heritage Resort in the Heart of Arizona's Historic District

The Wigwam is equipped with a century's worth of experience in providing the best luxury and comfort to travelers from around the world! The Wigwam started as a small lodge during the rise of cotton ranching in the early 1900s, officially opening its doors as a resort in 1929.
 
 

Then & Now

The Wigwam celebrates 90 years since opening as a resort in 1929! Click and drag arrows to see then and now photos of our Lobby, Room, Entrance & Pool.
Wigwam Lobby - Now
Wigwam Lobby - Then
Rooms at Wigwam - Now
Rooms at Wigwam - Then
Entrance of Wigwam - Now
Entrance of Wigwam - Then
The Wigwam Pool - Now
The Wigwam Pool - Then

A Resort Rich With History…

Today The Wigwam Resort, Arizona
The Wigwam features 331 elegant rooms, 3 signature dining venues, 54 holes of championship golf, 3 pools and a 26,000 sq. ft. spa across 440 lush acres, representing relaxed Southwest luxury at its finest.
The Wigwam Resort, Arizona in 1979
In the fall of 1979, two plush Presidential suites, the Oraibi and the Bacabi, were constructed. Named after the oldest Native American village in Arizona, the Oraibi suite features more than 5,000 square feet of elegant Southwestern furnishings and decor.
The Wigwam Resort, Arizona in 1965
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was brought in to oversee the development of a second 18-hole golf course and rebuild the first. The new 36 holes were renamed as the "Blue Course" and the "Gold Course."
The Wigwam Resort, Arizona in 1935
V.O. "Red" Allen expanded the course to 18 holes and became the first golf pro at The Wigwam.
The Wigwam Resort, Arizona in 1930

In 1930, the first nine-hole golf course was developed.

The Wigwam Resort, Arizona in 1929
On Thanksgiving Day, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company opened "The Wigwam" as a guest ranch.
The Wigwam Resort, Arizona in 1918
The Organization House was opened as the first building on property as a meeting place for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
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