The Story Behind This Arizona Biodome Is Both Fascinating And Controversial
Located in southern Arizona just beyond the Santa Catalina Mountains sits a research facility that looks a little oddly placed. To some, it looks like a massive greenhouse and to others, it looks like something from a sci-fi movie about space colonization. Neither assumption would be wrong. In fact, both would be pretty close to the truth about the facility known as Biosphere 2.
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Biosphere 2 is located at 32540 South Biosphere Road in Oracle, about 31 miles north of downtown Tucson. For details about visiting the facility, check out their website, biosphere2.org. And if you’ve paid a visit to this place, be sure to share your experience with us!
Want to see another incredible place from Arizona’s past? Check out our recent article about an abandoned Santa-themed town north of Wickenburg.
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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