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Arizona: The Thing?

The Thing? in Dragoon, Arizona
The Thing? has been a tourist trap in southern Arizona for over half a century.

A combination souvenir shop and museum of oddities, The Thing? had been a tourist attraction in Dragoon in southern Arizona since 1965.

Guests pay in the gift shop and enter through steel doors. Huge, yellow footprints on the ground — reminiscent of Big Foot — lead you through the exhibits.

Amid the wood carvings and other artifacts, you find a mixture of the macabre, whimsical and historical. The Thing? — whatever it is — can be peered at through the glass lid atop a box made of concrete blocks.

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