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Cabazon, CA
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Wheel Inn Restaurant
Cabazon, CA
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Travelers speeding near Palm Springs can't miss the "EAT" sign at the well known landmark The Wheel Inn Restaurant in Cabazon. Located next to the Cabazon Dinosaurs, The Wheel Inn has been a roadside establishment and diner like eatery with an Old West type of theme for more than 50 years. Movies have been filmed at this location, including a scene from Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

 

 

Unfortunately, another well known nostalgic landmark has shut its doors. On September 23, 2013, The Wheel Inn closed down for good.

Familiar statue in front
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

According to the current restaurant operator, the building needed expensive improvements such as plumbing, roof, and restaurant equipment. Unfortunately, business was not enough to keep the Wheel Inn profitable.

For more information, see the Press Enterprise article. 10-13

 

Wheel Inn Restaurant
Cabazon, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Not much changed on the giant "EAT" marquee over the past decade as can bee seen in the photos to the left.

 

(Far left) Photo taken in 2000

(Near left) Photo taken in 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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