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Carefree Sundial

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Address: E Sundial Cir, Carefree, AZ
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Fun for the grandkids!

this huge sundial is at the Carefree Desert Garden and is quite a huge thing! it would be a great place to bring young children since there is a splash park right along the path... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise G
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Omaha NE
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We inspected this piece of art thoroughly and was quite surprised that it works accurately! This was fun to see!

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Thank juliaholley12
Omaha NE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this huge sundial is at the Carefree Desert Garden and is quite a huge thing! it would be a great place to bring young children since there is a splash park right along the path. a lovely fountain is close as well, so the kiddos would enjoy the water aspect of the garden and sundial!!

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Thank Denise G
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful cactus garden park. Loved the small town feel. Went to Arizona for Spring training. Spent the day here and at Cave Creek. It was a perfect enjoyable day!

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Thank mlslepski
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This cozy little town is so quaint and full of shops and right in the middle of the carefree sundial there is a giant turtle sand sculpture hand made and carved by Ray Villafane. This is a must see!

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Thank csabol
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Carefree was once the old-money retirement village with lots of quaint shops and good restaurants. My recent visit showed a decaying and lonely city center that is slowly slipping away, which is a pity since it is such a lovely location. I would estimate that 50% of the shops in the town center are empty, with entire walk in malls... More 

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Thank Akamaikai
Waterloo, Canada
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Another great thing to see in Carefree AZ. It showed exactly 11:00 on the sundial and our watches! Very interesting.

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Thank Sue H
Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Don;t make a special trip from Phoenix for this, but if you venture to Carefree, put this on your list. It is really cool how it is constructed. Life-size so you can walk around on it and get a better idea how it works.

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Thank kaymcclain3
Roy, Utah
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the carefree sundial and gardens in the late afternoon and it was perfect timing to see their lights on all their cactus. They also had a fun playground at the other side which was perfect for the kids. We easily spent a couple of hours.

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Thank RunninNugg
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Don't know if this is large enough, but it is good sized. Plenty of people around to make it difficult to get a good picture.

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Thank wayneusd
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's a Sundial with a small water pool behind it. There are chairs to sit on near by. Many shops around the sundial.

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Thank Kris B

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