The famous giant sundial has been attracting people to Carefree since 1959. At the time the sundial was built is was the second largest working sundial in the western hemisphere. Located in downtown Carefree this ancient time telling instrument measures 90 feet in diameter.
The sundial is made from a steel frame and covered in anodized copper. The metal gnomon, or shadow casting portion of the dial, stands 35 feet above the plaza and extends 72 feet. During sunrise or sunset this landmark makes for a spectacular photo opportunity.