The Story Behind This Abandoned Old West Attraction In Arizona Is Downright Intriguing
Drive down any Arizona highway and you’re bound to come across abandoned sites. The dusty foundations of ghost towns and once prominent businesses are now decaying under the hot sun. We’ve highlighted a fair number of these places in the past and today we’re adding yet another fun-filled location to that list! Let’s check it out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Fort Courage is located just off Old Route 66 on North Frontage Road in Houck. You can find its location via this Google Maps link. Please note:Tthe attraction now sits behind a chain link fence and has been rapidly decaying in the last few years, so we do not recommend attempting to enter the premises.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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