Dragoon, Arizona: The Thing

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2631 N. Johnson Rd, Dragoon, AZ
I-10 exit 322, south side.
Daily 7am - 6:30pm (Call to verify)
Adults $5. Entire family $10.
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The Thing.

The Thing
America's most purposefully mysterious tourist attraction beckons the freeway-fatigued in empty southeastern Arizona. What is it? We won't tell.... Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/02/2018]

The Thing?

The Thing: 1965-2018
"Mystery of the Desert!" the billboards cried as you rocketed along I-10 between Tucson and El Paso. OUr visit report on the classic attraction known as The Thing, before its total revamp in 2018. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

The Thing.

Dragoon, Arizona - The Path to The Thing
The Thing?: Highlights at The Thing? attraction are revealed in this field video. Perhaps even a glimpse of The Thing itself? Watch Video.

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The Thing

Billboards for a must-see truck stop and gas-up roadside attraction -- The Thing? -- beckon along interstate 10.

[Gai Archibald, 03/03/2019]
The Thing?

The construction surrounding The Thing? has been completed. The new building has a Dairy Queen inside. The gift shop is amazing. If you are a fan of "Dia de Muertos" Day of the Dead decor, it offers plenty of souvenirs and items of home decor!

[Jenn Lantz, 06/22/2018]

The "Mystery of the Desert" deepens yet again.

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