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Tiki Architecture (page 3)

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Tiki Resort
Lake George, NY

The Tiki Resort was built around 1960 and was taken over by Howard Johnson in the 1980s. The restaurant still features interior tiki décor and Polynesian dinner shows. For more, see this webpage. [map]

Easter Island statue
Wheaton, MD
(now Kensington, MD)
Easter Island statue
Waterbury, CT
Easter Island statue
New Berlin, WI
The Easter Island statue in Wheaton was originally used on a float for the Wheaton High School homecoming parade in the early 1990s. This photo is from 2004. The statue has since been relocated to a gas station in Kensington. For more, see this website. [map]

There is another Easter Island statue in Baltimore, MD.

The Easter Island statue in Waterbury stands next to the Timexpo, a Timex museum and store. It is about 40 feet tall. The museum closed in 2015. The building was still vacant in 2016. The fate of this statue is unknown but it is still there now. For more, see this website. [map]

The Easter Island statue in New Berlin was built in the early 1980s. It is about 15 feet tall and made of chicken wire and concrete. The statue is located on private property. [map]

Easter Island statues
Ingram, TX
These Easter Island statues and Stonehenge II were built by Al Shepperd and Doug Hill in the early 1990s. The statues and down-sized replica of Stonehenge were originally installed in Hunt, TX. In 2010, the structure and statues were moved to Ingram. The Easter Island statues are 13 feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Virgin River Hotel & Casino
Mesquite, NV
Omni Hut
Smyrna, TN
Chan's Dragon Inn
Ridgefield, NJ
These two tiki statues are located at the Virgin River Hotel & Casino. There is nothing otherwise tiki about the place. Maybe there was a tiki bar here previously or these statues were moved here from somewhere else.

The Omni Hut Polynesian restaurant opened in 1960. It's illegal to buy liquor there but you can bring your own in. It opened in 1960 and much of the décor is original. A major fire in 2000 damaged much of the interior but the restaurant reopened. [map]

Chan's Dragon Inn opened in 1962 and the interior is still all original. Chan's features Hawaiian music, a waterfall, outrigger canoes, lots of bamboo and Polynesian dishes. [map]

Lee's Hawaiian Islander
Lyndhurst, NJ
Lee's Hawaiian Islander has two locations, both built in 1974. The Lyndhurst location offers karaoke on Saturdays and hula shows on Sundays. The interior is lush and sincere. [map]

The Clifton location suffered a major fire in 2003. The building was demolished. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Waikiki Wally's [gone]
New York, NY
Waikiki Wally's opened in 2002 but it had an old-style tiki bar feel. The small space was packed with tiki art and atmosphere. Wally's had an original mural, a waterfall, and bar dioramas. These photos are from 2003. The place closed in 2009 and it became another bar. All traces of the tiki interior are gone.

Frankie's Tiki Room
Las Vegas, NV
Frankie's Tiki Room was known as Frankie's Bar & Cocktail Lounge in the 1950s. After extensive renovations and an interior designed by Bamboo Ben, the bar reopened in 2008 as Frankie's Tiki Room. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Kon Tiki
Tucson, AZ
The Kon Tiki was built in 1963. It features lots of nice exterior decorations, including tikis and a mosaic tile pond (now empty). The interior features rocks, bamboo-covered walls, bamboo chairs, and more statues. The restaurant sell mugs, t-shirts, and Polynesian stuff. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Kozy Korner Mobile & RV Park
Antares Point, AZ

2012:

2017:
The Kozy Korner Mobile & RV Park is now used as a residence. The A-frame building was built in the 1960s. It previously housed the Lake Mead Restaurant. There were also a few motel rooms (the Ranchero Motel) and a gas station at that time. In 2003, Gregg Arnold purchased the property. He built the 14 foot tall Easter Island statue which he named "Giganticus Headicus". In 2016, the building was repainted and the sign panels replaced. The building now houses an information center and convenience store. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Arizona Tiki:
Dairy Queen (Scottsdale)

Jardin Tiki
Montréal, QC
The Jardin Tiki opened sometime in the 1970s. It was nothing special on the outside. However, there was lots of tiki décor inside, much of which came from Montréal's Kon Tiki Lounge which closed in 1981. The Jardin Tiki closed in 2015. The property was sold and the building will be demolished. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Hôtel-Motel Coconut
Trois-Rivières, QC
The Hôtel-Motel Coconut was built in 1958. It was remodeled in 1963 in a Polynesian style. The bar still has tiki decor. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Canadian Tiki:
Kon-Tiki (Montreal) [gone; vintage]

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