- A special thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. This has been another exciting year in Arizona, and we look forward to 2017. Looking back, here’s an overview of our most popular posts this year. How to Keep Scorpions Away from Your Home – There are about 35 species ...
- JOSEPH CITY -- The folks at Geronimo Indian Store don't have to worry about anybody walking off with their prize attraction because most people aren't capable of picking up a 45-ton piece of petrified wood. Even if they had a crane or a bulldozer, that chunk of rock ain't going no place.
- ORAIBI -- This small community on the Hopi Reservation vies with Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico and St. Augustine in Florida for the honor of being the oldest continuously inhabited town in the United States. Unearthed artifacts indicate there have been people living here since about 1150 A.D.
- A special thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. 2014 has been another exciting year in Arizona, and we look forward to 2015. Looking back, here’s an overview of our most popular posts this year. Lots of wildlife and nature lovers out there!
- KINGMAN -- Sometimes, the ball just doesn't bounce the way it should. At least, it didn't for Tony Evans, who came to Arizona to test the theory that if a huge ball composed entirely of rubber bands was dropped from a great height, it would bounce high into the sky.
- CAREFREE – One of the world’s largest sundials anchors a colorful and eclectic desert garden in Carefree. This time-telling sculpture measures 90 feet in diameter and points to the North Star. The metal gnomon (which casts the shadow on the sundial) stands 35 feet and stretches 62 feet.
- FOUNTAIN HILLS -- The Fountain Hills fountain used to be billed as the world's tallest because it shot a column of water as high as 562 feet into the air. Then a fountain in Illinois topped that mark, but it didn't operate year-around so the Fountain Hills Fountain became a "Sometimes World's Tallest." Now it ...
- NACO -- The Turquoise Valley Golf Course is one of those places that makes you wonder if golfers ever tell the truth, either on or off the course. Maybe it's because the fifteenth hole is "the Rattler," a 746-yard par 6, which makes it the longest golf hole in the West and fifth-longest in the ...
- Arizona’s natural, diverse landscape has garnered international acclaims and attention, yet many scenic parks continue to fly under the mainstream radar. One such spot – the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near Ajo and Why – is getting a much-deserved shout out by Country.