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Arcosanti

13555 S Cross L Rd, Mayer, AZ 86333-2025
+1 928-632-7135
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Take the tour so you'll understand why it's there!

I've been visiting Arcosanti since the early 70's. Although the mission has changed somewhat, it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth W
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Berkeley Lake, Georgia
Unexpected Surprise

I really didn't know much about Arcosanti and was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarc1
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New York City, New York
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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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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13555 S Cross L Rd, Mayer, AZ 86333-2025
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 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

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 21 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stopped here primarily for the purpose of purchasing another of Paolo Soleri's magnificent bronze windbells at the original foundry (we already had two purchased elsewhere). Our goal was achieved, though there were many from which to choose. This is also the ongoing architectural dream...More

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Soleri was an Italian architect who devoted decades of his life to the creation and construction of Arcosanti as an urban experiment. I actually lived there for seven months last year, and gave tours. It's worth the visit to see the bells that are still...More

Thank nomadstar
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I'd never heard of Arcosanti until I bumped into it looking for a reasonably priced place to stay between Phoenix and Sedona. I expect what you think of it depends somewhat on expectations. I knew to expect an unpaved road and a no-frills room with...More

Thank Dee625625
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