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Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm
Picacho, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

 

On the road between Phoenix and Tucson, near Picacho Park, there is a roadside attraction, Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm. For the price of a cup of bird food, $ 2, you can feed the hundreds of birds. They sell souvenirs made from the feathers and the eggs.

 

 

Jackass Flats
Phoenix, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Though not necessarily just a sign, Jackass Flats in Phoenix is worth the inclusion on the site. Check out this roadside treasure that's still a roadside stopover in the middle of nowhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thing Trading Post
Near Willcox, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Traveling the I-10 heading east out of Tucson, you will notice a series of roadside billboard signs advertising The Thing. Hmm, what is it? What exactly is this "mystery of the desert?"

Well, it's a trading post for starters. Word is that The Thing has been in Arizona since the 1960's. It may be worth the 50 cents or buck or whatever it was to find out. 03-05

 

UPDATE 02/07 : Here are more photos from The Thing in Arizona. Many thanks to Gorb70 for update. 02-07

 

The Thing Sign
Near Willcox, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

The entrance to see The Thing
Near Willcox, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Yes we accept the BankAmericard
Near Willcox, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

 

 

 

Longhorn Bar and Grill
Amado, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Travel through Arizona and the town of Amado and you'll be greeted by an interesting roadside sight. Yes, this is a huge longhorn skull and horns forming an entranceway to the Longhorn Bar and Grill. The Longhorn serves up southwestern food. 04-06

 

 

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