“What is the Thing!?”
What is the thing??? It is something fun and cheap to do! But what???
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!
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.
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
$1/person over 18, $0.75/ person 6-18, and under 6 are free to see the attraction.
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.
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.
Price is now $5 for adults and they offer senior and veteran discounts. Pretty silly, some fun photo ops with dinosaurs, and of course “the Thing” at the end. Don’t expect too much, and have fun with it.
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.
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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