Chandler, Arizona: $100,000 Tumbleweed

Prepare to be underwhelmed by this stylized public art depiction of a tumbleweed.
Address:
11579 E. Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ
Directions:
Near the passenger loading area of a Park-and-Ride lot. I-10 exit 161. Drive east seven miles on Hwy 202 to exit 47. Drive south on Hwy 87/Arizona Ave. for two blocks and turn left (east) onto Germann Rd.(just south of the 202) and go east about 1/4 of a mile then take a right onto Hamilton. Signs say "buses only" so you might have to park your car at the nearby Tumbleweed Park and walk over.
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Chandler, Arizona - Behold! The $100,000 Tumbleweed
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$100,000 Tumbleweed

I'm biking from LA to El Paso, TX and I was eager to see this extravagant tumbleweed. It took me nearly 2 hours to find the thing. Most people in Chandler never heard of it and the few folks who did, didn't know where it was. One guy knew vaguely where it was, and described it as "the curly fries thing."

After cycling back and forth, I finally found it, and indeed, it was rather unimpressive. If you want to see something much cooler, check out the Christmas tree made out of actual tumbleweeds next to the Chandler Library.

But if you feel compelled to see this questionable use of tax dollars, it is located at the new Park and Ride just west of Tumbleweed Park.

[mark e phillips, 05/27/2009]

The Tumbleweed Tree is built and lit in December each year. It's spray-painted white and decorated with lights.

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