The Sonoran Desert National Monument consists of 487,000 acres of desert wilderness in south central Arizona. There was not a separate listing for the monument so I will list ot under Gila Bend, the closest town to the part I visited. This monument is a neat place to get away from people and enjoy nature on its own terms. Lots of nice cacti, low...more
Another very unique establishment along Interstate 8/Pima Road is a place out of this world. My...more
2888 Butterfield Tr., Gila Bend, Arizona, 85337, United States
212 West Pima Street, Gila Bend, AZ, 85337
Good for: Couples
Under its Sicilian owners "Little Italy" has much better Italian fare than one would ever expect in little Gila Bend. We're just glad they decided to set up their homestead here! Buona fortuna! Mine was Penne al Pesto. Brenda had Spaghetti alle Vongole, but her favorite as always - and the one we always sample looking for perfection - is the...more
The night I stayed at the Space Age Hotel included a free breakfast at the Space Age Restaurant which is co-located with the hotel. The decor was pretty interesting with a large mural of what looks a lot like the USS Enterprise but is named the Outer Limits due to copyright issues. They also had a number of other space related decorations some real...more
This little diner was a different stop along the I-8. It has a 60's space theme to it. It is not the original one, which burned down years ago. My expectations were more than what it was, but it was still fun. We were not that hungry, so we ordered pie and it was delicious. Blueberry, apple, and cherry were what we tried.more
When we were traveling thru town, my sister was reminiscing of when she lived here and remembers the grand hotel. And there it was, so I was only able to take a quick snapshot of it.
Built in 1916 by Albert Stout born in 1885, whose family moved from Tombstone in 1879 to this area. Alberts father was an Southern Pacific locomotive engineer on the railroad, with headquarters at the new town of Gila Bend. The family bought into raising cattle on a ranch of the Lower Gila River. The family often lost many of the cattle to theiving, but they alway seemed to recover the financial loss. After marrying his sweetheart in 1906,Frankie Fogal of Temp Arizona, they moved into town and they built this hotel. The hotel originally faced Murphy Street and railroad station, but in 1923 it was remodeled to face Route 80. Although no longer a hotel, the Stout familly still owns it.
Located along Interstate 8/Pima Road.
Here is a little establishment along Pima Road/Interstate 8 that has gifts, food and Visitor Information.
404 W Pima St, GILA BEND, AZ - 85337 near Johnny St & Papago St.