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Ajo, Arizona: Night of the Lepus Mural

Ajo was a shooting location for a cheesy 1972 sci-fi film about DNA-scrambled mutant desert rabbits that eat people. Also in town: a singing cactus mural.

932 N. 2nd Ave., Ajo, AZ
Lepus mural is on the north side of town, on the southeast corner of AZ-85/Ajo Gila Blvd and W. 3rd St. It faces north.
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Night of the Lepus mural.

Night of the Lepus, Singing Cactus Murals

The Ghost Riders in the Sky/Singing Cactus mural is on the Ajo Copper News building. The Night of the Lepus mural is at 932 North 2nd Avenue. Pretty cool!

[P. Farnsworth, 05/07/2024]

Mural blends into the surrounding landscape.

Anamorphic Mural - Ghost Riders In The Sky

A mural/sidewalk painting intended to be viewed from a certain vantage point. From this point of view, the background behind the building blends into the mural. The music is "Ghost Riders In The Sky" and the music staff continues into the telephone wires. The clouds contain cowboys and cattle, in keeping with the song. A reflecting pool with ducks is painted on the sidewalk.

[Hop David, 02/11/2012]

Singing cactus mural.

Night of the Lepus, Singing Cactus Mural

Ajo, AZ is an amazing town that was designed by a copper mining company and has history. Local owner Hop David, publisher of the Copper Newspaper, put up a mural of local landscape, people, animals and music -- "Riders in the Sky" -- on the front of the building. There also is a mural on a bakery of the movie filmed in Ajo called "Night of the Lepus." Many of the businesses and homes in the town are decorated with artwork.

[Robert Leon, 01/27/2012]

The 1972 Sci-Fi film "'Night of the Lepus" starred giant mutant rabbit man-eaters, depicted in the mural hopping down the highway into town. The mural on the Copper News building features a singing saguaro cactus.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Why PyramidWhy Pyramid, Why, AZ - 11 mi.
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9/11 Memorial - Beam, Gila Bend, AZ - 40 mi.

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