8 Amazing Castles Hiding In Arizona

These castles in Arizona are not only spectacular, but they also have some pretty interesting stories. Check out these magnificent structures that may have been hiding right under your nose this whole time. How many have you heard of before?

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Address: 5025 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA
Address: Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ, USA
Address: 800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
Address: Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
Address: 1300 S Price Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, USA
Address: 1939 W Mollohan Dr, Tucson, AZ 85746, USA
Address: Copper Creek, AZ 85618, USA
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Castles In Arizona

December 04, 2020

What are the best manmade attractions in Arizona?

There are many interesting places in Arizona that are sure to turn heads. Arcosanti is a good example. This unusual architecture project is quite eyecatching in multiple ways, and you can visit it for yourself. Speaking of weird projects, have you heard of the Biosphere 2 structure in Oracle, Arizona? This was part of a science experiment attempting to make a livable structure for colonizing other planets. The experiments ran into a lot of snags and were unsuccessful, but you can visit it as the research center it is today.

What are the most unique things to do in Arizona?

Experience some of the more unusual sides of Arizona through these unique attractions. Did you know that the largest “boneyard” for retired aircraft is in this state? Simply known as “The Boneyard,” this part of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has hundreds of airplanes just sitting out for the world to see. If you enjoy the kind of cheesy roadside attractions that almost seem fake, you might like “The Thing.” What is it? Well, that’s the big question you have to find out by visiting it, as the many signs will tell you. It’s certainly a one-of-a-kind stop, even if it is a bit over the top.

Which hidden gems in Arizona should I visit?

Check out these underrated spots for some Arizona fun. If you enjoy the sights of the Sonoran Desert but don’t quite fancy walking through the desert itself, give the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum a visit. It is a museum, botanical garden, and zoo all in one, giving you the full experience of the Sonoran Desert all in one convenient spot where you won’t risk getting bit by a rattler. Another interesting location to stop by is the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Many people know about other canyons in Arizona, including the ones with cliff dwellings like the Tonto National Monument, but less people know about this one. Walnut Canyon is located just south of Flagstaff and has a hike through the canyon and the hidden cliff dwellings that is fun and fascinating.

Address: 5025 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA
Address: Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ, USA
Address: 800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
Address: Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
Address: 1300 S Price Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, USA
Address: 1939 W Mollohan Dr, Tucson, AZ 85746, USA
Address: Copper Creek, AZ 85618, USA