Tucson, Arizona: 25-Ton Tiki HeadEaster Island head replica was rescued from Tucson's defunct Magic Carpet mini-golf and given a new life.
- 305 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ
- Outside The Hut nightclub. On the northwest corner of N. 4th Ave. and E. 8th St. I-10 exit 258. Drive east on Congress St. for a half-mile, turn left onto 6th Ave., turn right onto 7th St., then turn right onto 4th Ave.
- Visible from street. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
25-Ton Tiki Head: A 25-ton Tiki head in arid Arizona somehow seemed perfectly sensible as part of Tucson's Magic Carpet Golf. But when the mini-golf course closed in late 2007, the head -- as well as the attraction's many other oversized sculptures -- were imperiled by the same forces of change that have toppled Tikis in places that don't even have miniature golf. [12/26/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About 25-Ton Tiki Head
With the tremendous cold spell, we have had some compassion. Tucsonans decided that our Magic Carpet Tiki needed a hand-knitted scarf to keep it warm. Thought you would like to see how Tiki's get warm when it is 19 degrees. It was done, we believe, as part of a renegade art installation. It is a peaceful movement to place positive projects around the nation.[Charlie Spillar, 02/09/2011]
I was there for the grand unveiling of the "Tiki Noggin" at its new location. It's call The Hut and is a club on 4th avenue.[Richard Trible, 09/02/2009]