Quartzsite Travel Guide

  • Tyson's Well Stage Station Museum
    Tyson's Well Stage Station Museum
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  • Super 8 Motel
    Super 8 Motel
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    Oasis Hotel Sign
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Quartzsite Things to Do

  • The Red Ghost

    The Red Ghost legend comes from one of Hi Jolly's free roaming camels had died and it would attack campers at night with a skeletal remains of a driver still strapped to its back. Some variations is that Hi Jolly himself was searching for his last favorite came and that he died looking for it and was found with his arms drapped over its neck. There...

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  • Hi Jolly~

    This sign reads:Hi JollyThe famous camel herd with which the name of Hi Jolly is linked constitutes an interesting sidelight of Arizona history…Jefferson Davis (afterward President of the Southern Confederacy) as secretary of war approved a plan to experiment with camels for freighting and communication in the arid southwest…Major Henry C Wayne of...

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  • Hi Jolly Memorial & Headstone

    The Last CampOfHi JollyBorn somewhere in Syria about 1828 Died at Quartzsite December 16 1802Came to this country February 10 1856Camel-driver – Packer Scout over Thirty Years a Faithful and to the U.S. GovernmentArizonaHighway Department1935

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  • Tyson's Wells Stage Station Museum

    In 1866 Charley Tyson built an adobe stage station in Quartzsite. The station was an important way station on the California-Arizona line because of the availability of good water and grass for the horses. Miners and freighters, hauling mining equipment and military supplies from the river port at Ehrenberg, to the Territorial Capital at Prescott,...

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  • Hi Jolly Monument

    The desert in the southwest United States presented a unique problem for transporting things in the mid-1800s, so in 1856, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis (later President of the Confederacy) imported over 30 camels and hired camel drivers. One of them was a Syrian guy named Haji Ali. some of the US soldiers had trouble with the name and sometimes...

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  • The pyramid of Quartzsite

    Hi Jolly (Haiji Ali) came to the country to work back in the 1800s and found a place in the Arizona desert. He is the famous camel herder of the South West. He used camels to move supplies around the desert area for the army and for some of the towns in the area.Hi Jolly is buried here in Quartzsite and you can visit the old graveyard to see the...

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Quartzsite Restaurants

  • Try Another Place

    Sweet Darlene's is located in a metal building. The decor was long tables and something like plastic patio chairs and folding chairs. It actually gave the feeling of a family gathering or an old-style church social. I found this appealing. The service was pretty good. My waitress was pretty friendly and seemed competent. Then the food arrived and...

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  • ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY

    This a rather small restaraunt, but serves food in a big way. There is a monster burger that if you can eat it within a certain time is free. Their specialty though is the all-you-can-eat fish fry they have on Friday nights. Nolittle shrimps here - everything on your plate is huge! The fried fish is very fresh and tasty.

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  • Daily Specials and Pizza

    The food served here is very good. Theservings are very abundant - usually alwaysneed a take-home box. Soup is home-made. My favorite is the Pepper Steak Dinner which is smothered with sauteed peppers and onions. Option of baked, mashed, or fries.soup or salad, vegetable and roll.

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Quartzsite Shopping

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    by SkiBunni Written Nov 1, 2006

    It's a trading post specializing in sterling silver. When we were there everything was 1/2 off. It was not high season though so unsure what it would be like during the Quartzsite crush.

    What to buy: Silver

    What to pay: from less expensive to more depending on your budget and taste.

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Quartzsite Warnings and Dangers

  • Be considerate please!

    This sign is obviously means they had a problem. Now I know it is hard traveling with pets, but please remember you have to be responsible. Especially when it is a cemetery for goodness sake!!! Pick up after your pets please!!!W. Main St., Quartzsite, AZDirections:I-10 exit 17. North side, about a half-mile east on Business 10/W. Main St. Turn...

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  • Hot days and hot nights

    The temps in this part of the world can get down right HOT. Temps during the day can reach 120 degrees with the night times never getting below 100 degrees.The hottest part of the day is normally between 3 pm and 6 pm.Make sure you have plenty of water and a hat to keep the sun off of your head.

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  • Quartzsite Hotels

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Quartzsite Favorites

  • Signs~Read them!

    This is very helpful sign with location a very clever map of location.Tyson's Well Stage Station Museum161 W. Main St. P.O. Box 331Quartzsite, Az 853346928-927-5229Quartzsite Public Library465 N. Plymouth Ave P.O.Box 2812Quartzsite, Az 85346928-927-6593Sign Address:W. Main St., Quartzsite, AZDirections: I-10 exit 17. North side, about a half-mile...

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  • A place for Snowbirds

    The reason it is a town in flux is that a few times a year the town grows from a small population to 10 or 15 times its size. People with motor homes from all over the United States migrate to this little town to enjoy the hot weather and sun. Many are retirees but for the most part they are what are called “snow-birds” who are escaping the cold...

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