• Arcosanti - Mayer, Arizona

      Roadtrip Attraction
      Begun in 1970, Arcosanti is an urban experiment using the principles of arcology. Paolo Soleri, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, branched into compact urban design. Arcosanti illustrates many innovative methods, though it is a long way from being a city, partially because of a lack of funding. The sale of beautiful ceramic and bronze windbells raise about half of the funds to operate and expand Arcosanti.

      If you go:
      One and a half miles (2.5 km of unpaved road) Northeast of Arcosanti Road (exit 263) on I-17, near Cordes Junction. Open daily 9 to 5 except major holidays. One-hour tours given several times daily. Fee. Longer tours available. Not handicapped accessible- stairs and no elevator. Cafe. Check the calendar for special events.


      South Stagecoach Trail
      Mayer, Arizona 86333 USA

      Mailing address:
      HC74, Box 4136
      Mayer, AZ 86333 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (928) 632.7135