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Arcosanti

13555 S Cross L Rd, Mayer, AZ 86333-2025
+1 928-632-7135
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Enter another era - one of the last 1970s utopias still operating as it did back in the day.

This is NOT A HIPPIE COMMUNE, as has been posted by others. Yes, there are permanent staff, and yes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael C
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Arcosanti is one of the weirdest places I have visited. The architect that is initially responsible... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
derekd530
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Tucson, Arizona
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Both a tourist destination and educational project, Arcosanti is dedicated to testing and demonstrating the concept of arcology, blending architecture and ecology to reduce human impact on the environment while also improving quality of life. Great for those interested in architecture, sustainability, design, or beautiful desert views. Open daily (closed major holidays); walking tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm; overnight accommodations by reservation; breakfast, lunch, & dinner served in the Arcosanti Cafe.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“wind chimes” (13 reviews)
“paolo soleri” (26 reviews)
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13555 S Cross L Rd, Mayer, AZ 86333-2025
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is NOT A HIPPIE COMMUNE, as has been posted by others. Yes, there are permanent staff, and yes there are people doing various building courses - but there is no circle of people chanting "OM" or anything. I'd wanted to visit this place for...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arcosanti is one of the weirdest places I have visited. The architect that is initially responsible for the situation at this location, Soleri, had a few ideals. One was to create an arcology, a place where lots of people would live happily amongst each other...More

Thank derekd530
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Going to Arcosanti has been on my to-do list for a very long time, and the place did not disappoint. I love everything about this place, from the architecture to Paolo Soleri's philosophy behind it to the foundry where the bells are made. It's a...More

Thank OKCgirl
Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you are into architecture this is worth a stop. Be aware (especially if on a motorcycle) that the road into the place is all dirt and gravel (for a few miles). Your tour guide will lead you indoors and outdoors around the site while...More

Thank Tripping9900
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends for a birthday celebration and the birthday girl loved it which was really all that mattered. But as for coming here for any other reason or to simply visit again--no way! In the mid 70's when the vision was alive and...More

1  Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The tour is fascinating. This place is totally unique and you have to watch the video and take the tour to appreciate it. I'm used to being around ecology folks but for me this was a new spin on all of that by applying it...More

Thank 1stLadyrider
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We choose this day trip after calling to verify that they had wheelchairs available and were wheelchair friendly. We would not have gone if we had known how un-wheelchair accessible the entire facility was! Once we parked, the lengthy wheelchair ramp was quite an effort...More

Thank MissyMew
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Interesting place to visit if you are into art, architecture and urban planning. Locals make fun of them as “hippie nut jobs” but I found everyone to be very pleasant and nice, our tour guide was wonderful (she lives there) and gave a great tour....More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We didn't take the tour. So we couldn't see too much of the buildings. But what we saw was quite interesting. Take the time to read the timeline/history in the stairwell and you'll learn a lot about the vision for the community. You can stay...More

Thank Jen78703
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Arcosanti is a living artifact of the imagination of Paolo Soleri. I've been several times. The tours vary in quality depending on the tour guide's knowledge and interests, but I always learn something new when I go. This last time, I met a lovely and...More

Thank Soniab13
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