Congress, Arizona: Frog Rock

Natural outcropping, painted to look like a you-know-what.

Address:
25575 AZ-89, Congress, AZ
Directions:
West side of US-89, northwest of downtown Congress. It is almost across the road from the Arrowhead Inn Steakhouse.
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Frog Rock

There was a Frog Rock restaurant in Prescott and this was a natural advertising sign.

[Bil Munsil, 05/28/2020]

The Frog Rock Grill was in fact just across the highway from Frog Rock, but our hunch is that the Rock was there before the restaurant.

Frog Rock

Newspaper article in Arizona Republic approx Jan 1977, explains frog rock was painted by part time prospector, ex-sailor, and practical joker deluxe, as the person who originally painted the green frog.

I had heard about the rock from my uncle who was Burt's nephew since I was a small child.

[don mrochek, 06/20/2009]

Frog Rock.

Frog Rock

Driving through the desert community of Congress, Arizona on highway #89 you will see a group of rocks that look like a frog. I mean really look like a frog -- and it has been painted in froggy green ever since 1928! A woman named Sara Perkins, a homesteader's wife, observed that this particular rock, when viewed from the proper angle, resembled a frog. She painted it and it has become quite the landmark ever since. Painting a 60-ton frog-looking rock is not an easy task, but the town's folk of Congress have kept it green to this day!

[Pauline Schoeneman, 05/27/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Firefighters Hotshots MemorialFirefighters Hotshots Memorial, Yarnell, AZ - 4 mi.
Skull RockSkull Rock, Congress, AZ - 6 mi.
Bolo Tie MuseumBolo Tie Museum, Wickenburg, AZ - 16 mi.
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Sliding Jail, Jerome, AZ - 57 mi.

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