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

Address:
12716 Alamo Rd, Yucca, AZ
Directions:
Area 66. I-40 exit 25 (Alamo Rd). Southeast of the exit, easily visible from the road.
Hours:
W-Su 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
928-766-2877
Admission:
Adults $8.
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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]
Golf Ball House

"Area 66" is now open in the Golf Ball House. We toured it at the geezer rate of $5 each. It was worth it to check out the building and see some interesting video and exhibits.

[pumper9x9, 05/04/2019]
Golf Ball House

Not currently open to public. They're aiming to open by end of January 2019.

[CV, 01/01/2019]

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