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Roadside Attractions Arizona


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



Bedrock City
Valle, AZ
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner

Yabba Dabba Doo! That's the sign that greets visitors at the entrance of Bedrock City in Valle Arizona. This tourist attraction was built in 1972 and features the familiar Flintstones statues as well as a kids train. 01-07



Shady Dell RV Park
Bisbee, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

The Shady Dell RV Park located in the picturesque Arizona town of Bisbee is a throwback in time to the mid-century complete with 50's memorabilia, aluminum trailers, a yacht, and a throwback diner. The Shady Dell started up in 1927 as a place for weary travelers along Highway 80 to stop and grab some rest. See more photos and get more information here at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Shady Dell RV Park. 11-10







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