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Tucson, Arizona

Cherrybell Stravenue

A rare wayfinding portmanteau of “Street” and “Avenue.”
Tucson, Arizona

The Franklin Auto Museum

One of the largest private collections of cars manufactured by the short-lived Franklin Automobile Company.
Ajo, Arizona

Quitobaquito Springs

This oasis-like spring in the Sonoran Desert is home to unique, endangered species.
Morenci, Arizona

Morenci Mine

The largest copper mine in Arizona, this enormous open pit emerges from the hills like an alien landscape.
Page, Arizona

Street of the Little Motels

These mid-century motels once housed the workers who built the Glen Canyon Dam.
Tucson, Arizona

El Charro Cafe

One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States air-dries its trademark beef in a dangling outdoor cage.
Benson, Arizona

Singing Wind Bookshop

Hidden on a cattle ranch in Arizona, this bookstore has been celebrating Southwest literature for more than 40 years.
Bisbee, Arizona

Mule Pass: Not Quite the Continental Divide

A mistaken marker makes an erroneous claim along the historic Old Divide Road.
Winslow, Arizona

La Posada Hotel and Gardens

One of the final grand railway depot hotel complexes is slowly being restored to its former glory.
Wickenburg, Arizona

Wickenburg Jail Tree

Opinions differ as to whether this Arizona tree was actually used as a Wild West jail, but that hasn't stopped the town from capitalizing on it.
Willcox, Arizona

Heart of the Rocks Loop

Hike the unusual hoodoos and rock formations that form this little-known natural wonder.
Houck, Arizona

Fort Courage

This abandoned bootleg attraction was built to cash in on the popularity of classic TV show, F Troop.
Green Valley, Arizona

I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate

After a short-lived attempt to bring America in line with the rest of the world, this road was left in metric.
Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee Stairs

Stairs often replace streets on the steep slopes of this old mining town.
Tombstone, Arizona

White Raven Trading Co. & The Museum of the Strange

This curiosity shop contains a museum filled with bizarre, unique objects.
Clifton, Arizona

Clifton Cliff Jail

This Old West prison built into the side of a cliff was said to be inescapable.
Mesa, Arizona

Organ Stop Pizza

Come for the pizza, stay for a performance on the world's largest theater pipe organ.
Vail, Arizona

Colossal Cave

Legend says train robbers stashed their gold within the depths of this unusual cave.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Red Mountain

The eroded core of an ancient volcano is now accessible by a short hike.
Second Mesa, Arizona

Awat'ovi Ruins

More than 300 years ago, a revolt at this Hopi pueblo shaped the future of the American Southwest.
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
Sells, Arizona

McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

The biggest solar telescope in the world helps reveal the secrets of our sun.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Reader's Oasis Books

The shop's owner has spent decades in the desert wearing nothing but a strategically placed sock.
Leupp, Arizona

Canyon Diablo

The remains of this hell for leather wild west town can still be found in the Arizona desert.