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Arcosanti

13555 S Cross L Rd, Mayer, AZ 86333-2025
+1 928-632-7135
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Must see for architecture nerds

Interesting place to visit if you are into art, architecture and urban planning. Locals make fun... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jjctraveler
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Chesterfield, MO
Interesting for a quick visit

We didn't take the tour. So we couldn't see too much of the buildings. But what we saw was quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen78703
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Austin, Texas
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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%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“wind chimes” (16 reviews)
“paolo soleri” (26 reviews)
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13555 S Cross L Rd, Mayer, AZ 86333-2025
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I've been visiting Arcosanti since the early 70's. Although the mission has changed somewhat, it's an interesting place. The tour is worth the $10 donation. You will learn all about the founder, the construction practices, the lifestyle and the bells. If inclined, you should pick...More

1  Thank Beth W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I really didn't know much about Arcosanti and was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the architecture, the concept, and learning of Soleri's vision. We went on a tour and it was very informative and enjoyable. The tour starts out with a movie intro and then...More

1  Thank Sarc1
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Loved to see the resulting buildings of the concepts with the vision of Paolo Soleri in Arcology (Architecture and Ecology). Very educational visit to show how people can live in tune with the ecology instead of in the city or in the suburbs. The place...More

Thank Sarong888
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended this place so was excited to check it out. I paid $10 for the tour. The guide started out talking about Soleri's vision and then turned on a movie for 12 minutes (the whole tour was supposed to last an...More

1  Thank Jill F
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A unique experience that is slowly evolving. Short term individual experience however long term is just that. Plan a meal at this location

Thank 57reg
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Visiting Arcosanti is like going back to the future. It's like an unfulfilled dream where you wake up too early. So much to like, so little to feel confident about. Soleri was a visionary who did not understand the necessity of marketing. His proposed city...More

Thank middlewestern
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I read many reviews of Arcosanti before visiting, many of which set my expectations on the low side. What a pleasant surprise! First, you MUST take the tour. We had an excellent tour guide (a former city planner for the City of Albuquerque) and were...More

1  Thank Marian V
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