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The Thing?

2631 N Johnson Rd, Dragoon, Arizona 85609 USA

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  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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“What is the Thing!?”

What is the thing??? It is something fun and cheap to do! But what???

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Reviewed by
fantomlvr

  • 1 Review
  • 5 Helpful
August 04, 2014

The Thing is super hokey, but it's a really neat little attraction! I'm super superstitious about it after getting my camera (and only my camera) stolen from my car a couple hours after taking a picture of it, so I won't tell exactly what it is, but you'll have a good time. It's located in a gas station/souvenir shop/dairy queen so at $2 a ticket it makes a fun little family pitstop!

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
allen.thomas.16

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
February 20, 2016

The Thing is a an otherworldly archeological relic that probably pre-dates the great pyramids. It, whatever "it" is, really should be in the Smithsonian Museum. Fortunately for culture vultures, it is easily accessible and affordable. Must see for yourself to believe.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
marnyrachel

  • 33 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
February 20, 2016

So for miles you see the billboards and for a couple dollars you get to take a break and see some cool artifacts and antiques however my kids just wanted to race to the end... It is a great break in a long car ride and the people working there were really friendly and nice

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MarilynMarie

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
December 03, 2017
Rated 2.0

Meh.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kjmwv

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 02, 2017
Rated 3.0

$1/person over 18, $0.75/ person 6-18, and under 6 are free to see the attraction.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 344 Helpful
February 20, 2016
Rated 4.0

This place is roadside weirdness at it's purest. If you find yourself traveling I-10, you'll no doubt see loads and loads of signs asking "WHAT IS 'THE THING?'", and you're bound to be curious. I won't ruin the surprise for you, but the answer harkens back to the early days of carnival sideshows.

You need a place to take a bathroom break and grab some snacks anyway, you're doing a disservice to yourself and your family if you don't just stop and take care of that here.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AmandaB

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
February 20, 2016

This is a great stop on I-10 east of Tucson. Lots of stuff to look at: Old cars, dioramas, just a bunch of crazy stuff presented in a quirky way, and then at the end, "The Thing?" I have visited several times, the first time long before reviews on the internet. This is true Americana.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LadyOfGraves

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 01, 2018
Rated 5.0

Awesome good fun. Well worth the low ticket price and was recently redone completely. I highly recommend it as a pit stop. Please don’t skip this as you pass through town.

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Reviewed by
MICHAEL KENNEDY

  • 14 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
October 01, 2018

The place is a petrol station and a retail shop with a fast food outlet. I didnt go into the museum as the lady called it as you have to pay. It felt really cheap and full blown commercially orientated. The food was pretty ordinary. left mine on table.

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Reviewed by
hollygarnett

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 17, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great quick little stop with a lot of Native American and Mexican made items. When we went the Thing was free to see; located in the back of the store by the bathroom.

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The Thing?

2631 N Johnson Rd
Dragoon, Arizona
85609 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
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