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ARCOSANTI Cross-pol­li­nat­ing prin­ci­ples of ar­chi­tec­ture and ecol­ogy, which vi­sion­ary Paolo So­leri dubbed “ar­col­ogy,” this live/ work cam­pus with 50+ per­ma­nent res­i­dents is an ex­per­i­men­tal al­ter­na­tive to ur­ban sprawl. Tours hourly. I-17 & Arcosanti Rd., Cordes Junc­tion area, 928.632.7135. BIO­SPHERE 2 Earth-sys­tems re­search mis­sions are con­ducted in a hu­man-friendly, glass-en­closed mi­cro­cosm that wows vis­i­tors with dras­ti­cally chang­ing tem­per­a­tures, lush plant life, and tales from two hu­man-lock­down ex­per­i­ments (1991-94). From Phoenix: I-10 east, Hwy. 387 east, Hwy. 79 south­east, Hwy. 77 north­east. www.b2­sci­ 32540 S. Bio­sphere Rd., Or­a­cle, 520.838.6200. SE­DONA/OAK CREEK New-Agey re­treat towns framed by hik­able, pho­to­genic red rocks. From Phoenix: I-17 north to Hwy. 179/exit 298, ap­prox­i­mately 120 min­utes.

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