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A Town Called Nothing

US Highway 93, Wikieup, Arizona 99153 USA

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“named by a bunch of drunks”

This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner.

There aren't a ton of surprises about the abandoned ghost town of Nothing, Arizona. It got its name in the exact same way you'd expect (a group of four "drunk" pals opened a gas station in the Arizona desert, and called it "Nothing" just because), it's in the exact place you would expect (in the middle of nowhere), it was exactly as successful as you'd expect (not very) and there's pretty much nothing to see or do in Nothing. Not these days, at least. But honestly, if you expected anything from A Town Called Nothing, then you're about to be super disappointed.

Back when Nothing first opened in the late 1970's, the group of four friends ran a gas station and a little garage, and sold souvenirs on the side. Despite their remote location, the gas station operated until 2005, when it was shut down and sold. The new owner took out the gas pumps and fenced it off, but put it up for sale again. The third owner planned to reopen Nothing with a restaurant, but not surprisingly, he had a hard time getting his plan to open an eatery in the middle of nowhere off the ground (although think of the potential! "So, what do you want for dinner?" "Nothing.", etc. etc.)

So now Nothing is back to being, well... nothing. There's still one abandoned building, all boarded up, but you can still see the signs declaring that you're in "NOTHING", which are a great photo op, by the way. And there's still a glimmer of hope for the settlement; at least, the Arizona Department of Transportation thinks so. Actually, you really have to appreciate their sense of humor. They installed a motorist callbox in Nothing and placed a little sign on it that pretty much sums everything beautiful and poetic about the town of Nothing. It reads:

"Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing."

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Reviewed by
RhiBoy

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 04, 2014

It really is just a sign and a trailer.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Edmondson

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  • 21 Helpful
July 05, 2014

Absolutely Nothing here.. Just neat mountain areas

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Reviewed by
everardo

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July 03, 2014

Used to have a small snack stand now nothing really is nothing. The sign is even damaged and in ruin. Not much to see there except some unique rock formations nearby.

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Reviewed by
sfbruck

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January 30, 2017

My Kits loved this and joked about the fact that the sign said "Nothing", what did it say on the sign? Nothing!

Its a fun quick stop to get out take pictures and stretch your legs

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Reviewed by
Christina Gerrish

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  • 8 Helpful
November 13, 2016
Rated 5.0

Just a sign near the highway. Good photo op.

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Reviewed by
KoenBruyndonckx

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 04, 2016

Well,... You can stop and there is indeed a trash can :-)

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Reviewed by
JenniferMalecki

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June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0

A great place to stop and stretch your legs... There are trash cans there too... Pretty much nothing else... Good photo opportunity.... Very edgy!

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Reviewed by
sllane55

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October 08, 2014
Rated 5.0

a crazy old man.. and an old dog with one of those cones around it's neck...

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sllane55

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October 08, 2014
Rated 5.0

crazy cool...

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A Town Called Nothing

US Highway 93
Wikieup, Arizona
99153 USA

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