Ren Clark's Polynesian Village

Fort Worth, TX
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6451 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
No longer in operation.

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Ren Clark's Polynesian Village



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Humuhumu’s description

Ren Clark's Polynesian Village was in the Western Hills Hotel, and was richly decorated with bamboo, tapacloth, floats, lights, thatch and peacock chairs. It had several rooms: the Tahitian Room, the Hawaiian Room, the Samoan Hut, and the Cannibal Cocktail Lounge. Its signature tiki was carved by Milan Guanko.
Ren Clark was a magician, and held several posts in magician groups in the 1950s. For entertainment at his Polynesian Village resaurant he performed a magic act; as a souvenir, patrons could purchase a grotesque mug of a severed head -- this mug has become one of the more sought-after tiki mug collectibles, despite it not being really all that "tiki."
Ren Clark's Polynesian Village was in the Western Hills Hotel. It is not known what years the Polynesian Village was open, but the hotel was open from 1951 until it burned down in 1969.
The location is currently a Winn-Dixie Marketplace.


March 26, 2021, 1:49 PM
My dad and grandpa were part owners in this Western Hills. I was only 2 when it burned to the ground but I do have 6 tiki glasses from the lounge. Wish I could go back in time and visit this place.....looks super groovy.
June 11, 2018, 8:33 PM
"Guests at the Polynesian Village -- which operated from 1960-1969, when a fire broke out at the luxurious Fort Worth hotel -- traveled in an elevator that simulated an underwater descent and slurped cocktails from severed head mugs. "


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