Congress, Arizona: Frog Rock

Natural outcropping, painted to look like a you-know-what.
2200 N Hwy 89, Congress, AZ
West side of US-89 NW of downtown Congress. It is almost across the road from the Arrowhead Inn Steakhouse. Congress is about 25 miles from Wickenburg, AZ.
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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

Skull RockSkull Rock, Congress, AZ - 6 mi.
Giant SpursGiant Spurs, Wickenburg, AZ - 11 mi.
Bolo Tie MuseumBolo Tie Museum, Wickenburg, AZ - 15 mi.
In the region:
Grasshopper Bridge, Phoenix, AZ - 57 mi.

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