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.

Neon Diving Lady - Starlite Motel

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  • Alcor Cryonics Tour

    Alcor Cryonics Tour

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    See the labs and tanks where people and pets are frozen in the hope they will be brought back to life in the future. The original "cryonaut," frozen in 1967, is here.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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