A good tourist trap is a perfect way to break up a long road trip. These seven Arizona roadside stops are the quintessential attractions to fill your insta feed with great content and distract from long drives. We all need a break from the license plate game every once in a while.

The Thing

Price: $1.75

Address: 2631 N. Johnson Rd., Dragoon, AZ

Why You Need To Go: If the outrageous number of billboards hyping up this popular attraction doesn't pique your interest, finding out what exactly "The Thing" is, will. 

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Route 66 Museum* 

Price: $4

Address: 120 W. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can walk through this museum featuring knick-knacks, racecars, photographs, and more.

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Raptor Ranch

Price: Bedrock Tours $5

When: For a limited time

Address: 332 US-180, Williams, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This Bird of Prey ranch, sits where the old Bedrock City used to, and now is home to incredible bird species like Hawks and Owls. You can take a tour of Bedrock while visiting.

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London Bridge

Price: Free

Address: 1451 N. McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ

Why You Need To Go: The London Bridge hasn't been in danger of falling for a while, but it was rebuilt brick by brick in Lake Havasu.

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The Dinosaurs Of Holbrook

Price: Free

Address: Holbrook, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You will see some "Dino-Mite" photo ops here, as the town has dinosaur statues placed around the different shops.

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Meteor Crater

Price: $22

Address: Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This incredible impact site from a meteor that crashed in the desert over 50,000 years ago is truly jaw-dropping. 

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Jack Rabbit Trading Post

Price: Free

Address: 3386 Historic US 66, Joseph City, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can sit on a giant jackrabbit statue for some great pictures and the thrill of saying you've ridden a jackrabbit.

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Summer seems like the perfect time to hit the open road and stop for some seriously spectacular photo ops at these Arizona roadside attractions. 


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*This article has been updated.

 

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