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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Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 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.

  • Sunnyslope Rock Garden

    Sunnyslope Rock Garden

    Phoenix, Arizona

    An outsider art environment constructed from 1952 to 1974 using bits of Fiestaware -- with only a little Strontium 90.

  • USS Arizona Anchor, Mast, Gun Barrel

    USS Arizona Anchor, Mast, Gun Barrel

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Salvaged parts from the iconic battleship and state namesake, sunk with most of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

  • 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.

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