Tucson, Arizona: 30-Foot-Tall Neon Cactus

Erected in 2010 as a tribute to the neon signs of yore. The southbound side reads "Tucson," the northbound "Miracle Mile." The road on which it stands was the first divided highway in Arizona, and was called "The Miracle Mile of Safety" when it opened in 1937.
Address:
1525 Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ
Directions:
In the median of N. Oracle Rd at its intersection with W. Adams St. I-10 exits 256 or 257 onto Speedway Blvd. Turn east and drive a quarter-mile. Turn left (north) onto N. Main Ave. Drive four blocks. The cactus will be on the left, in the median.
Hours:
Best at night.
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Neon cactus.

30-Foot-Tall Neon Cactus

Night is the best time to view the Neon Cactus.

[Stuart, 09/20/2011]

Neon cactus.

30-Foot-Tall Neon Cactus

Top half of the cactus is neon, with light bulbs around the sides.

[David Meznarich, 08/16/2010]

A retro nod to signage of the past, the cactus is by Tucson artist Dirk Arnold, titled "Gateway Saguaro."

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