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Giant Tiki Head in Tucson?
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-10-11 06:15 am   Permalink

I stumbled across this "Best Make Out Spot"

"The Top Of The Tiki Head At Magic Carpet Golf

6125 E. Speedway Blvd.

STAFF PICK: It's SOOOOOOO romantic! First, sit in the cozy bench for two. Picture yourself in the south seas, say, up at the top of a giant tiki head. Then enjoy the romantic view of the lights of Speedway and the miniature golf course below. Smooch and pet to your heart's content. Then go play the back nine. "
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tikitucson
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 43
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2002-10-11 10:06 am   Permalink

If an uncomfortable concrete perch and a bird's-eye view of a strip mall is your idea of romance...
It IS a great place for thunderstorm viewing in the summer, though. That, and it's just about the coolest piece of public art in town.


 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-10-11 4:25 pm   Permalink

Sounds like the type of place Homer would take Marge....

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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2003-01-16 3:38 pm   Permalink

Here's a photo collage of the Magic Carpet Tiki. You decide if it looks romantic.



 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2003-01-16 4:42 pm   Permalink

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Smooch and pet to your heart's content. Then go play the back nine. "




'Play the back nine' - is that what you kids are calling it these days?
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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1153
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2003-01-16 5:31 pm   Permalink

Sweet mother of tiki! I'd swing my putter at that course anytime! Moai Gooooooood!

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 820
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2003-10-31 02:33 am   Permalink

When I was there in Oct, 2003, the woman at the counter wanted to charge me the cost of a game to go out and photograph the tiki and sternly reminded me that their sculptures were copyrighted. I wonder if the folks on Easter Island know that?

I forked over a free game card and happily ascended my goal. Its a bland suburban view from the top, but how many times do you get to climb a giant tiki, much less, look out the nose and eyes of it on the way up?

They sell t-shirts, but oddly the art does not picture the tiki even though its the dominant element of the place. Its a great course, but the better-maintained side is not the one with the tiki.


 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-01-19 9:33 pm   Permalink

Tucson gives good tiki head.

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-01-19 9:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-16 15:38, cheeky half wrote:
Here's a photo collage of the Magic Carpet Tiki. . . .



Cheeky Half,

Good photo collage. I understand that's how David Hockney got his start.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2005-01-19 9:41 pm   Permalink

David Hockney is a two bit hack that has exploited the same technique for years, and is about as fresh as The Bangles. You'll have to excuse me, I'm a frustrated photographer. =)

 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2005-01-19 10:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-19 21:34, christiki295 wrote:
Hockney


Hackney, more like it.


 
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Digitiki
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Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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From: L.A. baby!
Posted: 2005-01-20 11:15 am   Permalink

This golf place is on Speedway (for those of you interested). If you get off the I-10 and take Speedway east quite a ways, there it is. Its not too incredibly far from the Kon Tiki

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 820
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2005-01-20 8:20 pm   Permalink

I really like Cheeky Half's montage, but here are some views I shot last year. The view looking North from the top; mountains and a t-rex seen from the top of a tiki...I can ignore the buidings:

More visual fun with the moai; in case you couldn't tell, I kinda worshipped it with film:




I do so love Tucson...this place, the Kon Tiki and the Tiki Motel. I'm planning a trip back in March; don't let them tear anything down.


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-01-20 9:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-16 16:42, Tiki_Bong wrote:
Quote:

On 2002-10-11 06:15, Swanky wrote:
Smooch and pet to your heart's content. Then go play the back nine.


'Play the back nine' - is that what you kids are calling it these days?


Bong Quote Noted.

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TikiMike
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Joined: Dec 07, 2005
Posts: 38
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2005-12-07 10:12 am   Permalink

Yep... when I was 16 I "made out" with my girlfriend on top of the tiki. This was back in 1987... the view from the top didn't look much better then either!

 
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