Camp Verde, Arizona: World's Largest KokopelliA 32-foot-tall sign of the Navajo Indian God of Wealth and Fertility stands in front of the Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post.
Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post
- 1620 West Highway 260, Camp Verde, AZ
- Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post. I-17 exit 287, then drive south one block on Finnie Flat Rd. On the left.
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The world's largest Kokopelli now stands in front of a tiny strip mall that houses a drive-thru Starbucks and a Verizon wireless store. The Kokopelli gift shop is still there, and the Kokopelli statue was freshly painted.[Heather Villars, 01/01/2011]
This 32-foot tall statue of the Navajo Indian God of Wealth and Fertility stands in front of the Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post.
Kokopelli, the hump-back flute player, is a symbol seen all over the southwest. Evidence from canyon walls and ancient pottery indicate that he was a popular symbol to many Indian tribes. To the Hopi, Kokopelli actually represents one who brings the burden of babies and also one who carries sacks of buckskins for the women to make moccasins. In the springtime he is part of ceremonies depicting certain mating rituals. In Zuni culture, Kokopelli is known to be an important rain priest who brings in the rain. Known as Ololowishkya, he is shown with a festive hairstyle, and is always seen with flute, playing Paiyatamu as part of corn grinding ceremonies.[Pauline Schoeneman, 05/27/2006]
This roadside attraction is located on Hwy. 260 just off I-17 in Camp Verde Az. Kokopelli is the Navajo Indian god of wealth and fertility.[Joe Boulter, 04/20/2005]
The statue is 32-ft. tall.