Quartzsite, Arizona: Celia's Rainbow GardenCelia was not yet nine years old when she died in 1995. The town, assisted by local RV'ers, built a garden of rocks in her memory that continues to grow with memorials to dead people. Bonus: miniature village of Adamsville.
- Plymouth Rd, Quartzsite, AZ
- I-10 exit 19. Drive north on Riggles Ave., take the second left, then make the first right onto Main St./Plymouth Ave. Drive north, take the third left, turn right onto Sunkist Trail, then turn left into the rock garden.
Visitor Tips and News About Celia's Rainbow Garden
Stay on Plymouth to see fighter jets near Library. Lots of cute shops nearby and "best jerky." Nice place for sunset, bring good shoes.[Rae, 01/07/2010]
Celia's Rainbow Garden includes "Adamsville," a miniature village started in 1974 by Babe and Babs Adams at the RV park they lived at in Castle Rock. They donated the village to the Quartzsite Historical Society, who restored it and placed it here in 2001.
A free botanical garden in honor of Celia, who passed away at age 8. She loved life, animals, nature, etc. People put memorials of their loved ones there. There is one made of rocks in the shape of Michigan, including the Mackinaw Bridge. Definitely worth a stop.[L. Royalty, 03/18/2006]
There are many miniature buildings mixed among the scrub and cactus.