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“You won't find a more interesting art experiece anywhere else”
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Eliphante
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Owner description: Eliphante is on the banks of Oak Creek in Cornville, Arizona. It is home to the outdoor artworks and sculptures of Michael Kahn and Leda Livant Kahn, as created for nearly 30 years. Built out of found and natural materials, it remains cared for by Eliphante, Ltd., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Members and donors who wish to support this unique, otherworldly, outdoor folk art environment also contribute to its advancement towards becoming a commercial outdoor art museum, as it is presently zoned a private residence and not open to the general public.
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Nothing short of amazing. I have no idea how to get to it again. We went there several years ago during a fund raiser to help the now aging artists who created this incredible home, expanding, adding rooms at odd angles. Built during hippy days it has such a happy fun feel to it. In another review there are photos. As great as they are, they can't do justice Eliphante.

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Reviewed 7 June 2015

As a professional photographer I sent 3 hours photographing this place. An amazing experience.
Well worth the travel from Ohio. Time Well spent there. Hope to return some day.

thank you. Ken Gilkey

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Reviewed 20 May 2015

Elephante is quite the experience! Located along Oak Creek out with nature. The whole place from the art, structures, surroundings are spectacular. It is a vortex in Cornville, many great vibrations as you walk through each place, your mouth will be open in awe.

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Eliphante, Manager at Eliphante, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

Thank you for the review and we're glad you enjoyed your experience of Eliphante! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

You can't just wonder into this place and look around. You need an appointment, so call ahead.

The caretakers are wonderful, kind, dedicated people. They will help you feel very welcome.

It is difficult to explain the art here. It's not the kind of art you see hanging on the wall of museums. It's the kind of art that people live and breathe. I don't think the artist could help but create.

The dwellings are so colorful and just dang cool.

I actually don't have words to describe how fantastic this place is.

1  Thank Blaize S
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Eliphante, Manager at Eliphante, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

I think your words speak very highly of Eliphante! Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

this place is built in a river bed. it is very cool. they used wood and rock from the river bed to build some of it. It has stained glass all over in various places. this is a must see and is off the beaten path. locals dont even know about it. i was told all donations go to help the elephants and thats a good reason to visit it.

3  Thank Joni H
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Eliphante, Manager at Eliphante, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

It's true that many locals don't know about Eliphante, although that changes more every day. All proceeds of membership to Eliphante go to support preservation and restoration of these amazing works of art. There are no live elephants here, although caretakers may refer to themselves as Eliphanteers, they are not pachyderms, but rather volunteers. Anyway, thanks for the great review!

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