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The Thing, Benson

(3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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  • I frequently saw a sign for The Thing when driving from Phoenix to Tucson and was always curious to see what it was. Finally stopped by when my fiancee and I were exploring the area. It is $1/person t...  more »
  • There are huge billboard beside the highway for miles before you get there. The don't lie but they insinuate something very special. Can you say "Tourist Trap" ? They want you to buy gas and/or cheap ...  more »
  • Actually 20 miles past Benson, so dont go there unless youre traveling that route. Gift shop was great with very good prices. Dairy Queen was dirty.  more »
  • So cool! Worth the stop! What a fun curiosity!! Only a dollar or two to see the thing! Huge eclectic gift shop! And friendly employees! Very memorable!
  • Very awesome outlet shop connected to a DQ. The signs along the road really do their job at advertising to make you curious as to what the thing is. I wont spoil the surprise...but for only $1 the outdoor museum leading up to the big mystery is kinda entertaining. They have some interesting relics that some might find it worth seeing. I do not think it will be fun for kids, but adults might find it neat albeit most will find it pretty boring. Cannot say I was disappointed seeing "The Thing" but, it's not at all what I thought it might be. But, it is a nice and convenient stop...good for getting gas, picking up a souvenir, and maybe getting some ice cream while you are at it.
  • It has alot of unique gift items the staff is hott and very helpful!the stuff on the thing adventure were awesome aswell and i think the thing fallowed me home ahhh!!so cool go checkit out!
  • Worth the stop if you're going east or west bound on I-10 Great view of the Dragoon mountains. Parking lot is semi-truck/RV friendly. Shell gas pumps. Southwest souvenirs. Clean restrooms and there is a Dairy Queen attached to the building. Then there is the Thing! For only a dollar. you can see the Thing. Its a nice little museum with historical stuff with comical descriptions. For only a dollar don't expect much but i say its worth every penny.
  • I love parking here. Nice store with lotsa chinese stuff. Its very quiet at night