While there are plenty of great events and attractions in and around the valley, there are a few that are mediocre, overrated or just downright strange. Here are a handful of the weirdest attractions.
Tombstone, AZTombstone, Arizona
If you’re really into the Old West, then this is a very historic place. It could be fun if you’re making a drive in the area, anyway, but there’s not much these days to explore. If you really love exploring the 19th century architecture, check out Jerome or Bisbee, AZ, especially if ghosthunting is your thing.
Salt River Tubing
Tubing down the Salt River Canyon. It sounds like fun.. but it’s not, unless you’re a college kid who missed the trip to Lake Havasu. While it might be perfect for a freshman to check out at least once, it should pretty much stop there. The river’s mostly stale beer throughout the tubing area, and your kids are better off at a water park.
The Carefree Sun Dial
The famous giant sundial has been attracting people to Carefree since 1959. It is the third largest working sundial in the Western hemisphere, but the question is, how do you break a sundial? Located in Sundial Circle, this ancient time telling instrument measures 90 feet in diameter. The sundial is made from a steel frame and covered in anodized copper. It might be kinda cool to check out and then take in some natural landscape afterwards.
Sedona Vortex Tours
Sedona vortex tours are a powerful and transformative way to experience Sedona’s vortex energy, or possibly waste money. Sedona tours come in two varieties: those that point out interesting landmarks in Sedona–and those that “rock your world” by helping you experience the potent energy of Sedona for yourself. Sedona, itself, is a gorgeous place to be. Take the kids to Slide Rock. There’s great hiking and Oak Creek is a beautiful place. Just don’t get overloaded with crystals.
London Bridge @ Lake Havasu
London Bridge really was once the bridge that formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England until it was dismantled in 1967. It was bought by Robert P. McCulloch from the City of London and brought to Arizona and reinforced with the original masonry of the 1830s bridge.  Reconstruction was completed in 1971 (along with a canal), and links an island in the Colorado River with the main part of Lake Havasu City.