Arcosanti

13555 S. Cross L Rd.
Mayer, AZ 86333- Map It
(928) 632-7135

AAA Editor Notes

Arcosanti is off I-17 exit 263, then 2.5 mi. n.e. on a dirt road, following signs. The prototype city is the urban design vision of the late architect Paolo Soleri based on his philosophy of arcology (architecture plus ecology). The town, which still is under construction, will be a pedestrian-oriented city with a goal of reducing urban sprawl and its impact on the environment. A display of Soleri's bells is featured along with tours of the construction site. Educational workshops are held throughout the year. Specialty tours are offered, and monthly concerts take place in the Colly Soleri Music Center, except in winter. Phone for schedule and details. Note: Tours include some stairs. Food is available.
Donations. Visitor center free.
Hours: Visitor center daily 9-5. One-hour tours are conducted daily on the hour 10-11 and 1-4. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.