Arizona May 28, 2017
Blink And You Might Miss These 9 Tiny Attractions In Arizona
Arizona might be known for being the home of some mighty large places but did you know we have some tiny attractions as well? Blink and you just might miss them. Here’s a look at a few that you can find around the state.
1. Chapel of the Holy Dove (Flagstaff)
The first spot on our list is the Chapel of the Holy Dove, a tiny little church sitting north of Flagstaff among the pines. The little spot is free to visit and the perfect spot to find a bit of solace.
2. El Tiradito (Tucson)
Also known as the Wishing Shrine, you can find this in Tucson’s historic Old Barrio district. The shrine is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is
dedicated to the memory of Juan Oliveras
, who had a secret love affair with his mother-in-law in the 1870s. Oliveras’ father-in-law evidently caught the two together and killed him with an ax. Oliveras wasn’t allowed to be buried on church grounds for his adultery, so locals buried him in this spot, creating a shrine in his memory.
Address: 420 South Main Avenue, Tucson
3. Hackberry General Store (Hackberry)
This roadside attraction sits right along Route 66 and acts as a museum and shop dedicated to the Mother Road. If you’re headed west from Kingman, you might spot this place which is worth a stop for the photo opportunity and to pick up some Route 66 merchandise.
Address: 11255 Route 66, Kingman
4. Jail Tree (Wickenburg)
Located right in the heart of Wickenburg, this tree is evidence of the city’s Western heritage and history.
According to the City of Wickenburg’s website
, the Jail Tree is a 200 year old mesquite that once served as the local jail during Arizona’s territorial days. People who broke the law were chained to the tree and left to wait there until authorities from Phoenix could pick them up.
Address: 45 North Tegner Street, Wickenburg
5. Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures (Tucson)
Okay, this one is kind of cheating because the museum isn’t small. However, the displays you’ll find inside are! The museum hosts more than 400 dollhouses and roomboxes so small, you might need a magnifying glass to see the details!
Address: 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson
6. Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit (Kayenta)
If you drive right through Kayenta on the Navajo Nation, you’ll also pass up a private exhibit sitting in an unlikely place: the town’s Burger King. The franchise owner’s father was a Navajo Code Talker during World War II and contains his personal memorabilia from the war.
Address: 253 Peabody, Kayenta
7. Pause Rest Worship (Yuma)
This itty bitty church is quite the find! Driving northeast from Yuma to Quartzsite along 95, you’ll spot this little chapel with a mere six pews that might be able to fit six to twelve people. It was built in 1995 in honor farmer Loren Pratt’s deceased wife.
8. Room 4 Bar (Bisbee)
Looking for an intimate setting for you and a date or a quiet spot to chill with a couple of close friends? It doesn’t get any better than this itty bitty bar in Bisbee which can seat up to four people at a time but you may be able to squeeze more inside with just standing room. It sits inside the Silver King Hotel and just 100 square feet inside Room 4.
Address: 43 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee
9. World’s Smallest Museum (Superior)
The World’s Smallest Museum is scant on square footage but it’s a cool little stop to make in Superior. Sitting on the property of the Buckboard City Cafe, it hosts a small collection of "artifacts of ordinary life," including items from presidential elections since 1948.
Address: 1111 West US 60, Superior
I told you some of those places were
tiny! If you have visited any in the past, what was your experience like?
Want to see more incredible places around the state? Read
13 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In Arizona That Will Make You Do A Double Take for some oddball suggestions!