Barry Goldwater Memorial – Phoenix, Arizona - Atlas Obscura

Barry Goldwater Memorial

A towering bronze statue memorializes the founding father of postwar American conservatism. 


A larger-than-life bronze statue memorializes Barry M. Goldwater, the five-term U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1964 Republican nominee for President, and arguably the founding father of postwar American conservatism.

Commissioned by the Town of Paradise Valley, the senator’s longtime home, the 1.5 times life-size statue was unveiled in 2004 by cowboy artist Joe Beeler. It stands in a small botanical garden that includes a path inlaid with stones inscribed with noteworthy Goldwater quotes.

The senator is depicted facing west, with a camera in his right hand, a reference to his photographic avocation. Medallions set into Anasazi-style stone walls mark milestones in his life. 

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Turn right into the small public park off Tatum Boulevard just north of its intersection with Lincoln Drive.

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