Phoenix, Arizona Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Phoenix and the surrounding area. Experience nature thrills by climbing to the orifice in Hole-in-the-Rock, then walk up a nearby hill to visit the pyramid tomb of Arizona's nuttiest governor. The Hall of Flame is America's best-named fire museum.


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  • Giddy-Up Daddy: Bil Keane Horsy Ride Statue

    Giddy-Up Daddy: Bil Keane Horsy Ride Statue

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    Family Circus cartoonist remembered in his hometown with sculpture showing his human horsy ride for kids from his syndicated comic strip.

  • Navajo Code Talker Statue

    Navajo Code Talker Statue

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Large bronze sculpture of a WWII combat radioman -- a Navajo "code talker" conversing in his indecipherable native language.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Muffler Man - Bunyan

    Muffler Man - Bunyan

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Part of the chaotic and fascinating yard statuary of collector Don Parks, this big fiberglass lumberjack seems puzzled by the absence of trees.

  • Release the Fear - Melted Weapons Sculpture

    Release the Fear - Melted Weapons Sculpture

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Anti-violence sculpture by artist Robert John Miley features a happy 24-ft. tall figure emerging from a partly melted pile of actual crime guns.

  • Governor Hunt's Pyramid Tomb

    Governor Hunt's Pyramid Tomb

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Lavish burial site of Arizona's wackiest (and seven times elected) governor, George W.P. Hunt. The pyramid sits on a hill in scenic Papago Park.

  • World's Tallest Kachina Doll

    World's Tallest Kachina Doll

    Carefree, Arizona

    A doll for a giant. The 39-ft. tall version of a traditional Native American doll stands at the entrance to the Tonto Hills residential development.

  • Sunnyslope Rock Garden

    Sunnyslope Rock Garden

    Phoenix, Arizona

    A folk art environment constructed from bits of Fiestaware -- with only a little Strontium 90. Private yard.

In and Around Phoenix

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January 20, 2018

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