The Thing

Unless you're texting and driving, you can't miss the 10 or so teaser billboards advertising THE THING? along I-10 just past Benson, AZ. The sparse stretch of desert on I-10 East gives you little else to look at.

After loading up on too much coffee, we pulled off for a pit stop at this trading post just off Exit 322. Once inside, we figured we may as well have a look while we were there... For $1/person, we could finally put our curiosity about THE THING? to rest.

The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona trading post

It was actually pretty neat... Well, other than the feeling that perhaps we had just paid $1 to get mugged. Inside was a dusty 1932 Buick, a Rolls Royce that once belonged to Hitler, a rifle dating back from the 1600's and many other quirky exhibits.

old car automobile inside museum of The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

old rusted car vehicle automobile inside museum The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

antique automobile exhibit inside museum of The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

Chinese Oriental inside museum of The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

Exhibits inside museum of The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

1759 torture statue in museum of The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

spain constantinople rifles from museum The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

white house cook book inside museum of The Thing? Exit 322 I-10 Arizona

So what is The Thing? We did take photos... but...  that is for you to find out in person! If you are that curious, feel free to send us a message.

The Thing

Arizona: 2631 N Johnson Rd, Benson, AZ 85602
Fees: $1
Hours: 7am - 8pm

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