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  • 1860 Territorial Jail

    1860 Territorial Jail

    Seligman, Arizona

    Built in the 19th century to imprison outlaws, or in the 20th century to beguile tourists? Looked real to us.

  • Last Supper Museum

    Last Supper Museum

    Douglas, Arizona

    Collection of da Vinci's biblical dinner painting -- in slippers, cigarette butts, toy soldiers, PEZ dispensers, and Tupperware.

  • Standin' on the Corner Park

    Standin' on the Corner Park

    Winslow, Arizona

    A 1972 rock lyric has been transformed into a 21st century tourist magnet photo-op.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    Dragoon, Arizona

    America's most purposefully mysterious tourist attraction beckons the freeway-fatigued in empty southeastern Arizona. What is it? We won't tell.

  • Wigwam Village Motel No. 6

    Wigwam Village Motel No. 6

    Holbrook, Arizona

    It's like traveling back to 1950 when you snooze in concrete teepee motel comfort at this Route 66 landmark.

  • Goldfield Ghost Town

    Goldfield Ghost Town

    Apache Junction, Arizona

    Gunfights and raucous old west fun are the norm at a replica 1890s ghost town, based on the mining boom version of Goldfield.

  • Casa Grande Ruins

    Casa Grande Ruins

    Coolidge, Arizona

    WPA giant metal umbrella protects a four-story, crumbling 800-year-old Indian building. The mud structure's original purpose remains a mystery.

  • Lumberjack Muffler Man - Outside: World's First?

    Lumberjack Muffler Man - Outside: World's First?

    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Stands on the grounds outside the Skydome arena, and was briefly seen in the 1960s film "Easy Rider."

  • Titan Missile Museum

    Titan Missile Museum

    Green Valley, Arizona

    An important Atomic Tour sight -- a fully restored missile base, relic of the Cold War.

  • Stewart's Petrified Wood

    Stewart's Petrified Wood

    Holbrook, Arizona

    Home-built human-chomping dinosaurs out front lure passing motorists -- and there's petrified wood for sale.

  • Rainbow Rock Shop Dinosaurs

    Rainbow Rock Shop Dinosaurs

    Holbrook, Arizona

    A packed gathering of brightly painted, homemade prehistoric creatures just off of Route 66. Highest dino density per square foot.

  • London Bridge

    London Bridge

    Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    The real 950-ft. long bridge moved at great expense from England. Piranha 3D was filmed here in 2009.

  • Neon Diving Lady: Starlite Motel

    Neon Diving Lady: Starlite Motel

    Mesa, Arizona

    70 ft. tall sign built in 1960: a blonde in swimsuit takes an endless 3-part plunge in neon. Felled by a wind storm in 2010; in 2013 fans chipped in to save the lady.

  • Living Ghost Town: Burros and Gunfights

    Living Ghost Town: Burros and Gunfights

    Oatman, Arizona

    Chaotic Old West street of wandering burros and free gunfights.

  • Biosphere 2

    Biosphere 2

    Oracle, Arizona

    Tour the hi-tech sealed facility that was supposed to prepare its inhabitants for post-atomic-war survival, or possibly life on Mars.

  • Grand Canyon Caverns

    Grand Canyon Caverns

    Peach Springs, Arizona

    Outdoor dinosaurs lure travelers along desolate Route 66 to a cave with its own elevator and Civil Defense leftovers.

  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

    Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

    Picacho, Arizona

    Just the thought of an Ostrich Ranch is weird, but the Cogburns have made the real thing weirder. Be ready to get kissed by a goat, but don't try to kiss an ostrich.

  • Bird Cage Theater Museum

    Bird Cage Theater Museum

    Tombstone, Arizona

    Perfectly preserved whoring and party hub of 19th century Tombstone. 140 visible bullet holes in its walls. Home to ghosts and a diminutive Merman.

  • O.K. Corral

    O.K. Corral

    Tombstone, Arizona

    While the human performers are home asleep, animated mannequins provide a "living dead" reenactment of the famous gun battle.

  • Tombstone, Arizona

    Tombstone, Arizona

    Tombstone, Arizona

    Gunfights, prostitutes, more gunfights, and the Wild West's most iconic graveyard. And a Merman.

  • Pima Air & Space Museum

    Pima Air & Space Museum

    Tucson, Arizona

    Hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, and related exhibits. Wander the desert looking at and touching old bombers, fighters, and passenger jets.

  • Bedrock City and Raptor Ranch

    Bedrock City and Raptor Ranch

    Williams, Arizona

    Arizona vacation home of The Modern Stone Age Family. Opened in 1972. New owners added birds-of-prey attraction in 2019, but kept Bedrock as well.

  • Meteor Crater

    Meteor Crater

    Winslow, Arizona

    Aren't you glad you weren't standing on this spot 50,000 years ago?

  • Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel

    Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel

    Apache Junction, Arizona

    Before moving here, wooden church appeared in an Elvis film and survived 1969 and 2004 fires at Apacheland Movie Ranch.

  • Lowell Observatory

    Lowell Observatory

    Flagstaff, Arizona

    State of the art in the 1890s. Bankrolled by Percival Lowell, who believed that Mars had canals.

  • Historic Route 66 Museum

    Historic Route 66 Museum

    Kingman, Arizona

    One of the better-mounted of the increasingly numerous Mother Road museums. In 2015 the "Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum" was added to the building.

  • Dwarf Car Museum

    Dwarf Car Museum

    Maricopa, Arizona

    The "Father of the Dwarf Car," Ernie Adams, hand-builds operational classic car replicas at 5/8 scale. It takes years to make one.

  • Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory

    Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory

    Mayer, Arizona

    Art community's utopian vision is 700 years from completion. While you're waiting, buy a bell.

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