Route 66 has no shortage of roadside diversions, but Giganticus Headicus is one of its biggest—literally. The 14-foot-tall Easter Island-meets-Tiki Bob monolith rises from the dirt along a lonely stretch of Walapai, Arizona, halfway between Flagstaff and Las Vegas. Inspired by The Andy Warhol Diaries, Jersey boy Gregg Arnold carved the sculpture out of styrofoam, metal, wood, cement, and chicken wire back in 2004. Prominently displayed where the Kozy Corner Trailer Court once stood, the statue was in good company—joined by Arnold’s super-sized ants, a windmill fashioned from vintage furniture, and an oil drum filled with “baby rattlers” (translation: rattles for babies). The property was always good for a quick photo op, but now you have even more reason to cut the gas and stay awhile: In November 2016, Grand Canyon Caverns owner John McEnulty took over the lease, rechristening the attraction as the Antares Point Route 66 Visitor Center. The colorful old A-frame now houses a convenience store, gift shop, art gallery, café, and outdoor picnic area with a small stage for live performances. Would you expect any less in the middle-of-nowhere desert?
9855 E AZ-66, Kingman, AZ; no phone.