Skip to Main Content

Yucca, Arizona: Golf Ball House: Area 66

Area 66 is a former private residence shaped like a huge golf ball, originally built as the Dinosphere restaurant for a never-completed desert community. UFO Museum inside!

Area 66

12716 Alamo Rd, Yucca, AZ
Area 66. I-40 exit 25 (Alamo Rd). Southeast of the exit, easily visible from the road.
Th-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $8.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Golf Ball House: Area 66

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Golf Ball House.

Golf Ball House: Area 66

It's a nice little weird place to stretch your legs if you need a break.

[Michele, 01/29/2022]
Golf Ball House: Area 66

Just visited today. They are closed for renovations. No estimated reopen date. They suggest checking website for updates.

[Cynthia, 06/13/2021]

Golfball UFO.

Golf Ball House: Area 66

It's the only known UFO shaped like a golf ball in the universe! Was a cool stop along Route 66 and felt good to see the Route 66 oddities and fun still happening. Was a pleasure to patronize and help the Ma and Pa 66 shops!

[Mike Larson, 03/10/2020]
Area 66

Personal!y, I think the UFO connection is all bull, but I still found the museum interesting. It was $8 entry and you can take your time reading FBI documents and looking at the exhibits. There's also a film to watch that's pretty cool. I don't think kids would like it if they don't want to read. A nice diversion, but I hope they get more exhibits as time goes on.

[Shirley Jones, 07/27/2019]
Area 66

The "golf ball" building at Area 66 is open as a museum. It doesn't look like it was built as a restaurant, but rather like someone tried to turn it into one at one time. The UFO museum inside is very interesting and describes the crash of a flying saucer outside Kingman in 1953 and subsequent involvement by the U.S. government. On display are FBI and White House documents, a piece of crash wreckage tested by Cal Tech (I think), and a drop-launched saucer on the top floor. There's also a fascinating film that shows some astronauts flying a "saucer" with the golf ball building in the background. I was under the impression that the golf ball has been there a long time as a proving ground building.

[Joe Kaufman, 06/07/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Truck on a PoleTruck on a Pole, Yucca, AZ - < 1 mi.
1920s Route 66 Gas Station1920s Route 66 Gas Station, Cool Spring, AZ - 15 mi.
Living Ghost Town: Burros and GunfightsLiving Ghost Town: Burros and Gunfights, Oatman, AZ - 18 mi.
In the region:
Western Photo Ops, Dolan Springs, AZ - 51 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Arizona Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Poozeum: Dinosaur Turds, Williams, Arizona (Jun 10-16, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings