If you ever wondered how travelers relaxed on the road in the '40s and '50s, you need to check out The Shady Dell Trailer Park in southeastern Arizona.
This unique vacation spot features vintage trailers from this era. Each of the nine is completely refurbished and decorated to fit with the year they were most popular.
The park has nine options in all, including a 1957 El Rey, a 1947 Tiki Bus, a 1949 Airstream and a 1947 Chris Craft Yacht. A few of the units even have black and white televisions and working phonographs with vintage records. While the Tiki Bus sleeps up to three people, all the other units have room for two.
Outside the trailers, you will find grassy fields and chairs for relaxing. Happy lawn flamingos are there to greet you before you turn in for the night. It is a seasonal park, so you will need to check your specific dates to determine if units are available during that time.
Many a traveler has gone back in time at The Shady Dell Trailer Park. From vacationers to honeymooners, the Park has seen them all. The park first opened in 1927 and has welcomed people from all walks of life over the years.
The rates are also very reasonable, so this is a great option for the bargain hunting traveler.
The park is just off Highway 80. This was a popular route for travelers during the '40s and '50s. The highway stretches from Savannah, Ga. to San Diego, Calif.
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Naturally, Arizona is a great place to stop and rest for a night or two along the way, so this was a popular destination during that time. It is important to note that this park is for adults only. Children over the age of 15 can stay, but younger children and pets can't. There is also a few noise and alcohol rules you might want to check into before you book your stay.