Attractions

Architecture in Verde Valley

Arcosanti

Two miles east of I-17 exit 262 (at Cordes Junction, 65 miles north of Phoenix), Arcosanti is an architectural experiment in urban living that's been a work in progress since 1970. The brainchild of the late, ground…
Architecture in Greater Phoenix

Taliesin West

Taliesin West was the desert home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's greatest 20th-century architects. A prime example of organic architecture, with buildings incorporating elements and structures fo…
Architecture in Greater Phoenix

Cosanti

The home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright student Paolo Soleri, who died in 2013, this unusual complex of cast-concrete structures was a stepping stone for Soleri's experimental Arcosanti village, 65 miles north. Co…
Architecture in Taos

Earthships

Numbering 70 Earthships, with capacity for 60 more, Taos’ pioneering community was the brainchild of architect Michael Reynolds. Built with recycled materials such as used automobile tires and cans, and buried on th…
Architecture in Greater Phoenix

Gammage Auditorium

Architecture fans will appreciate the fanciful colosseum-style Gammage Auditorium, notable as Frank Lloyd Wright's last major public commission, and based on unrealized designs for an opera house in Baghdad. A popul…
House in Abiquiú

Georgia O'Keeffe Home

Georgia O'Keeffe died in 1986, at age 98. The Spanish Colonial adobe house she restored is open for guided visits, run by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Standard tours last one hour, while ‘Behind the Scen…
Notable Building in Logan

American West Heritage Center

A 19th-century frontier community comes to life with hands-on activities at the American West Heritage Center, south of Logan. The center hosts the popular weeklong Festival of the American West in July, a must for …
Architecture in Raton

International Bank

Now a bank, this downtown landmark was originally built in 1929 as the Swastika Hotel. Note the reversed swastika signs (a Hindu symbol of good luck) on top. During WWII they were covered with tarp and the hotel cha…
Architecture in Mora Valley

La Cueva Mill

The preserved 1870s adobe mill 6 miles east of Mora originally provided flour for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Today it's a National Historic Site, although you can only view it from the exterior.
House in Moab

Hole 'n the Rock

An unabashed tourist trap 12 miles south of Moab, Hole ’n the Rock is a 5000-sq-ft home-cum-cave carved into sandstone and decorated in knockout 1950s kitsch.