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Fascinating place. Great tours. Needs some direction and leadership.

Spent the night there for the tour and concert. First- fascinating place. Really interesting tour... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Environment and Architecture come together

NOTE - this is for Arcosanti which is located in Mayer Arizona north of Phoenix. The property in... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Victoria, Canada
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13555 S. Cross L Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-1826
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Awesome art and beautiful sounding ceramic bells to listen to, and purchase. A different kind of fun while absorbing some culture.

Thank deborahcorbin
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Yes, it is showing it's age a little, but it so inspires the artist in me. I need to find a way to go back and volunteer thee for a couple week. Live in the community and work there.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Utopian dream continues to impress. Still impressive as a place for dreamers to understand that possibilities are possible.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 21 October 2017

At the time that Paolo Soleri conceived Arcosanti as a sustainable city, it was a novel concept and a huge undertaking in the Arizona desert. The design of the site is magnificent, and the structures portray a feeling of the future and communing with nature....More

Thank EuropeinNewYork
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I started going to Arcosanti in the 70's and it's still fun. OK, so the old energy and vibe from when Soleri was living there aren't quite at the same level of cutting-edge architecture and world vision, but people still live and work there and...More

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Spent the night there for the tour and concert. First- fascinating place. Really interesting tour and great tour guide, highly recommend. Neat seeing the foundry and how they make the famous bells. The "concert" was some interesting people dancing and acting to a recorded CD...More

Thank mammaseattle
Reviewed 17 April 2017

NOTE - this is for Arcosanti which is located in Mayer Arizona north of Phoenix. The property in Paradise Valley is Cosanti - the home of the (now deceased) architect Paulo Soleri. Both are worth visiting. Arcosanti is an experimental community that may never be...More

Thank Chirp2lou
Reviewed 16 February 2017

an architect's attempt at building a self sustaining village where people live and work and sustain as small a footprint as possible. You'll get a nice tour with discussions and explanations following an introductory video. Free will offering and a ten dollar lunch with the...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I really tought this was closer to town I found myself driving God knows how much time to get their, but is it worth it? I think it might be the arquitecture is really something, not something you see every day most defenetely. You might...More

Thank ahmedmetellus
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Cosanti is the home and studio of Paulo Soleri. It is a great microcosm of his ideas for architecture and sustainable living. They do bronze casting of the Soleri Bells found worldwide here at this location. Fascinating to watch with a very good live commentary...More

Thank Michael M
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